Waymo Getting Into Self-Driving Heavy-Duty Trucks

By Jon LeSage Alphabet’s Waymo company is getting ready to enter the autonomous trucking business.
The Google division is testing hardware and software on a Class 8 heavy-duty Peterbilt semi on a private test track in California. Highway testing is to be conducted later this year in Arizona. A test driver will be riding along, the company said.
“We’re taking our eight years of experience in building self-driving hardware and software and conducting a technical exploration into how our technology can integrate into a truck,” said the company in a statement.
The company is entering a space that’s gained a lot of attention since the launch

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