To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. By Reuters and Maggie O’Neill For Dailymail. Waymo, the autonomous vehicle tesla c2050 bitcoin of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says it will be releasing self-driving trucks onto the streets of Atlanta.
The vehicles will carry cargo around the region 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. And, Elon Musk shared a photo this week of Tesla’s electric big rigs in the parking lot of the firm’s Gigafactory, ahead of their first cargo run to the California factory. Waymo has been road testing its self-driving trucks in California and Arizona over the last year, since announcing them in July 2017. Waymo, the autonomous vehicle division of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced today that its self-driving trucks will be tested on Atlanta highways.
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. A slew of companies are now racing to perfect self-driving vehicle technologies. Autonomous vehicles offer a multi-billion-dollar opportunity to remake urban transportation systems, and companies ranging from Tesla and Apple to traditional car makers 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.
People will be riding in the self-driving semis on Atlanta’s streets, monitoring the trucks. If you are in the Atlanta area, look for a bright blue Waymo truck making a run,’ Waymo said. The company’s statement explained that the software behind its self-driving passenger vehicles was adapted to allow its big rigs to operate without a driver. Waymo said: ‘The principles are the same, but things like braking, turning and blind spots are different with a fully-loaded truck and trailer. Our self-driving trucks use the same suite of custom built sensors that power our self-driving minivan. The technology used in Waymo’s self-driving passenger cars was implemented into the development of the company’s semis.