Waymo said that Atlanta is one of the largest USA logistics hubs, which is why it makes sense to test its autonomous trucks there with Google's cargo. Waymo has been testing the trucks in California and Arizona over the past year.
The work being done with Google's logistics team means that it can also plug into an existing system for allocating loads, connecting shippers, factories, distribution centres, ports and more to have them ready to slot into the existing freight shipping ecosystem when fully ready.
Trucking represents a significant business opportunity for the half-dozen large and small tech companies pushing into the space.
Drivers in Atlanta will soon share the highways with autonomous trucks. As the company explains, the basic principles are the same but driving a semi is harder as the braking, turning radius and blind spots are completely different than on normal passenger cars.
Waymo claims that it has five million miles of real word experience with its autonomous vehicles and another five billion miles that have been traveled using simulations.
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The self-driving sensors in the trucks is the same as in the Waymo autonomous minivans.
'They benefit from the same advanced self-driving software that has enabled our cars to go fully driverless in Arizona'.
Waymo is expanding its self-driving big-rig tests to Atlanta. While numerous basic principles of a self-driving semi-truck are similar with passenger vehicles like the Lexus RX 450h and Chrysler Pacifica vehicles that Waymo typically uses, considerations have to be made for "braking, turning, and blind spots" with the fully-loaded weight of such a vehicle, and its vast size. That would mean a truck that can drive itself all the way from one loading dock to another-no safety driver, transfer hub, or remote operator needed.
Waymo's mission has always been to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.
Waymo's self-driving trucks will start rolling out next week.
The midterm elections have kicked into gear as Texas voters headed to the polls for the first statewide primaries of 2018. Attorney General Ken Paxton , who is under felony indictment on charges of securities fraud, is unopposed in the primary.
Jane Doe was the 11th Powerball jackpot victor in New Hampshire history - and her massive payout is the biggest in state history. Meanwhile this week, United States news outlets reported on "Jane Doe", the victor of the largest Powerball jackpot in history.
In fact, they could draft one as early as the first round, especially if Kyle Fuller departs for greener pastures in free agency. USC's Sam Darnold didn't throw at the Combine, but some draft analysts still view him as the best passer in the draft.
Previous updates turned the whole of Google Maps into a game of Pac-man, and turned the Pegman into the Loch Ness Monster. Apparently the (now again) Plumber is taking his Kart and conquering the world. or at least Google Maps.
The Alliance Defending Freedom , which is representing the business, said it was consulting with its clients about an appeal. Nor does compliance with Title VII amount to an endorsement of Stephens' views, the appeals court said.
That insinuation did not sit well with Wilkerson's mom, Ka'idah, who called into WFAN after Mehta finished his appearance. Wilkerson has served as 3-4 defensive end and has played inside when in a four-man front.
So if you have a flight scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday morning, make sure to check with your airline for the flight status. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International also has had its schedule thrown into chaos by the massive winter storm .
Maine's case for bucking the biannual clock-changing is that the sun sets there before 4 p.m. between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In Canada , researchers found that there is a significant increase in auto accidents, workplace injuries and accidental deaths.
I always believe we can win. "We want to finish second, but it is huge pressure for us to finish in the top four". The United forward toyed with van Aanholt before finishing a shot on the ground past Hennessey.
The energy behemoth has significant business dealings in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Chad, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. Stremlau said instead of diplomatic engagement, America's approach in Africa is increasingly militaristic.
It was one of the deadliest United States school shootings in the U.S. , where dozens of massacres have occurred in recent years. Time reports that the shooting , which also left a male student injured, happened during dismissal time on Wednesday.
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