China’s TuSimple Expanding Self-Driving Truck Operations In Arizona

(From left to right) Sun Corridor head Joe Snell, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez, and Governor Doug Ducey at TuSimple’s announcement. Huckelberry and Snell participated in a U.S. State Department event intended to attract Chinese companies to southern Arizona. The men assured attendees that the region would welcome employers, who depend on HB1 Visa holders.

TuSimple, a China-based autonomous truck technology company, is expanding operations in Arizona.

According to Fortune.com, the company is testing its fleet with two routes: 120-mile highway stretch between Tucson and Phoenix and another segment in Shanghai.

Earlier this year, TuSimple expanded its testing facilities at 9538 E Old Vail Road from 6,800 to 50,000 square feet, and in 2019 the company plans to further expand their footprint. The company will also expand its autonomous fleet to 200 trucks in the U.S. by 2019. With 500 trucks worldwide in 2019, TuSimple will be the world’s largest autonomous truck fleet. The expansion has a projected total economic impact of $1.1 billion over the next five years.

2 Comments on "China’s TuSimple Expanding Self-Driving Truck Operations In Arizona"

  1. Perhaps we need driverless bicycles.. that way when an attorney accidents off the county bike path he can’t get his wife’s law firm to sue the county,,, he can sue the GPS AN BIKE MAKER

  2. Ask the family of the Woman in PHX killed walking across the street while the Human in the driverless car is not charged in vehicular homicide..

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