Self-driving unit of US truck fleet operators JB Hunt Transport Services and Alphabet Inc Waymo Expanding the alliance to fully deploy Autonomous trucking In Texas over the next few years, the two companies said Friday.
Last June, both companies Start testing self-driving trucksSupervised by drivers and technicians, it delivers cargo between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas.
The two companies said the expanded collaboration would include an analysis of Waymo Via’s operational capabilities. This is Last mile delivery, To meet the needs of our customers.
JB Hunt also said it would consider a technical integration with Waymo. WaymoVia will be accessible on JB Hunt 360, a digital marketplace.
Waymo and other companies have been developing autonomous driver technology for over a decade, but large-scale commercial operation of such services for cargo movement and daily commuting has not yet been realized.
US truck and delivery companies are already suffering from a driver shortage, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, difficult working conditions, and an aging workforce.
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