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Alphabet subsidiary Waymo shares new details about its self-driving Class-8 trucks

Alphabet subsidiary Waymo, which spun out of Google’s self-driving car project, has been actively developing autonomous vehicles for the past decade. In addition to its self-driving cars, Waymo has been working on self-driving trucks since 2017 with plans to launch a commercial freight delivery service called Waymo Via.

Today in a blog post, Waymo shared new details about its advanced driverless trucks that are poised to transform the shipping industry, making freight delivery much safer and more efficient. So far, the autonomous Class 8 trucks have been tested on public roads in a wide variety of cities and environments in California, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

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