Whether it’s across the whole country or just across town, transporting goods from point A to B is a vital part of the economy. We believe there is potential to not only make the trucking industry safer, but to make it stronger. With Waymo Via we’re tackling the challenges to get there.
Since 2017, the Waymo Driver has been learning to drive large Class 8 trucks in much the same way a human driver would, after years of driving passenger cars. Many of the principles are the same, but things like braking, turning, and checking for blind spots are quite different with a fully-loaded truck and trailer. We’re currently testing our fleet of trucks in California and Arizona, and we’ll soon expand to Texas and New Mexico in the near future.
We’re also extending the Waymo Driver to help with local delivery around town. In fact, we’ve already launched a few pilot programs in the Phoenix area.
No matter what you’re transporting or where it’s headed, Waymo Via will have you covered.