On December 22nd, TuSimple made history by becoming the first to successfully test a fully autonomous semi-truck on open public roads without a human in the vehicle and without human intervention. The run took place the evening of December 22nd and required TuSimple’s up-fitted autonomous semi-truck to begin its journey from a large rail yard in Tucson, Arizona, and travel more than 80 miles on surface streets and highways, safely arriving at a high-volume distribution center in the Phoenix metro area. Along the journey, TuSimple’s Autonomous Driving System (ADS) successfully navigated surface streets, traffic signals, on-ramps, off-ramps, emergency lane vehicles, and highway lane changes in open traffic while naturally interacting with other motorists.
Production: More Media
Director: Joel Kazuo Knoernschild
Producer: Stephen Buchanan
DP: Scott Simock
G&E: Jarrod Wilson @ Pirate Grip & Electric
Camera: Chris Schieffelin
On Set Sound Mixer: Al Dente