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TuSimple Inks Delivery Contract With USPS

TuSimple -- the driverless truck startup that raised $95 million earlier this year at a $1 billion valuation -- has been awarded a contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to transport packages over 1,000 miles between the Postal Service's Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas distribution centers. TuSimple will deliver these packages with self-driving trucks that'll have a safety engineer and driver on board for the duration of the journey.

TuSimple will run some of its driverless trucks for 22 hours each -- including overnight driving -- along the I-10, I-20 and I-30 corridors on a trip through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Freight flowing through the I-10 (Interstate 10) corridor notably accounts for 60% of total economic activity in the U.S.


The Postal Service -- which has operated for a long 24 decades -- is exploring the use of driverless trucks to reduce fuel costs and improve safety and its fleet utilization rate through longer hours of operation. TuSimple …

Here Are All The Retail Locations Apple Opened This Year

The Apple Champs-Élysées in Paris
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Beginning January this year, Apple launched new retail spots across the globe, spanning countries from Japan to Thailand, France and others. On the 26th of January, it opened its first official store in South Korea featuring 140 employees including 18 Koreans who worked in stores around the world before heading home.

Here are all the stores the company launched around the globe throughout this year:
  • Apple Garosugil in Seoul, South Korea - The company launched its first ever store in the country on the 26th of January to thousands of customers who braved sub-freezing temperatures to witness the event attended by Apple's senior vice president of Retail Angela Ahrendts.

Apple Garosugil in Seoul, South Korea

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Apple’s senior vice president of Retail Angela Ahrendts, welcomes customers to Apple Garosugil.

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  • Apple Kärntner Straße in Austria - Shortly after a South Korea launch, Apple opened its first store in Austria on the 22nd of  February. It's located on a famous pedestrian shopping street between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, housing 150 employees who speak 44 languages.

The Apple Kärntner Straße in Austria

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Apple Kärntner Straße in Austria

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Apple Kärntner Straße in Austria

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  • Apple Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan - Apple opened doors for customers to experience an addition to its presence in Japan on the 7th of April. The new store features a 37 meter glass facade that connects it to the outside vibrant neighborhood, free Today at Apple sessions and a 6K video wall in the Forum that greets visitors. It houses 160 employees who joined the location from other Apple stores, including every store in Japan.


The Apple Shinjuku in Tokyo

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The Apple Shinjuku in Tokyo

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The Apple Shinjuku in Tokyo

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  • Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan, Italy - Apple opened a new retail store in Italy on the 26th of July, an event attended by thousands of customers, some of whom camped overnight and its senior vice president of Retail, Angela Ahrendts. The store features 230 employees who headed to Milan from Apple stores around the world.


Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan

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Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan

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Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan

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  • Apple Kyoto in Japan - Apple launched another store in Japan, a country it now operates 9 stores in on the 25th of August. For the launch in the heart of Kyoto’s main shopping corridor, a line of customers stretched 10 blocks down Shijō Dori to visit Apple's first store in the city which counts as a technical and cultural hub for Japan. The store houses 100 employees who come to Kyoto from around the world, speaking 12 languages.


Apple Kyoto

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Apple Kyoto

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Apple Kyoto

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  • Apple Iconsiam in Thailand - On November 10, The Apple Iconsiam opened in Bangkok with thousands of customers gathered to witness the company's first store in Thailand. More than 100 employees welcomed customers to the store, who got a chance to get hands-on with Apple's latest products, like the iPhone XR.


The Apple Iconsiam in Bangkok, Thailand

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The Apple Iconsiam in Bangkok, Thailand

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The Apple Iconsiam in Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Apple Champs-Élysées in Paris - Apple welcomed customers to a new location in Champs-Élysées, a world famous shopping street known for its cafés, theaters and luxury shops on the 18th of November. This location features several environmental design elements and is powered by 100% renewable energy. It houses over 200 store employees who joined from other stores in Paris and is the last retail location Apple launched this year.


The Apple Champs-Élysées in Paris

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The Apple Champs-Élysées in Paris

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The Apple Champs-Élysées in Paris

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