Waymo to Launch  Self-Driving Truck Project
Waymo to Launch  Self-Driving Truck Project

Waymo to Launch Self-Driving Truck Project

Waymo to Launch Self-Driving Truck Project

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle arm of Alphabet Inc, says it will launch a self-driving trucks pilot in Atlanta to carry cargo for Google’s data centers. The announcement comes two days after rival Uber Technologies said its self-driving trucks will haul cargo on Arizona highways, Reuters reported. Waymo had been road testing its self-driving trucks in California and Arizona over the last year, since making it public in July 2017. “As our self-driving trucks hit the highways in the region, we will have highly-trained drivers in the cabs to monitor systems and take control if needed,” Waymo said in a blog post. Autonomous vehicles offer a multibillion-dollar opportunity to remake urban transportation systems, and companies ranging from Tesla Inc and Apple Inc to traditional carmakers such as Ford and General Motors are vying to dominate the market. Waymo, which is among the leaders for this technology, expects autonomous vehicles to be able to take over longer distance trucking in the coming years, while allowing human drivers to handle local pickup and delivery routes.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/dT1xzL
  1. https://goo.gl/7NiSG4
  • https://goo.gl/UxuEZc
  • https://goo.gl/P5mRgP
  • https://goo.gl/nzfkjQ
  • https://goo.gl/PCBSj7

You can also read ...

Over 9.7 billion shares valued at $498.4 million were traded on TSE during last month.
Coming out of a relatively good year, Tehran stocks had a...
Flat Steel Import Slows on Currency Rate Issues
Flat steel import trade in Iran has been almost non-existent...
Alibaba Acquires Chipmaker C-SKY Microsystems
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has acquired...
Iran’s Largest Holding Seeks Gov’t Help to Finance Delayed Projects
Iran’s largest holding, the financially troubled Social...
New Credit Card Scheme  to Support Local Products
Iran’s banking system is now preparing a new credit card...
50 Female Pilots Apply to Join Iran Air
About 50 female pilots are to take part in Iran Air’s upcoming...
Rail freight transportation stood at a record high of 46 million tons during March 2017-18.
Around 24.45 million passengers were transported by Iran’s...
Revised Rules for Private Bank Ownership Ratified
Lawmakers have revised regulations for the ownership of non-...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints