Even though most of those miles were for passenger vehicles, the firm says almost a decade of experience gives it a head start in trucking. "Beginning sometime next week, Waymo will be launching a pilot test in Atlanta, Georgia where their fleet of self-driving trucks will be "[carrying] cargo bound for Google's data centers". Waymo has installed its self-drive system and some of the same sensors used on its driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans to enable the Peterbilt Class 8 Semis to drive themselves.
Rival Uber made a similar announcement on Tuesday, saying it is using self-driving semi trucks to augment human-driven rigs in its on-demand trucking service in the U.S. state of Arizona. "The principles are the same, but things like braking, turning, and blind spots are different with a fully-loaded truck and trailer". During the pilot, a trained human driver will sit behind the wheel, ready to take over, if necessary.
Florida lawmakers vote to keep Daylight Saving Time all year
Most of the United States will spring forward Sunday, except for Hawaii and Arizona , which opted out of daylight saving time . The pros include cooler morning jogs for runner and extra daylight after the sun sets in the rest of the Eastern Time Zone.
Waymo's autonomous vehicles have now racked up more than five million self-driven miles on public roads, and all of that testing is helping the company move forward with trucking quickly.
Uber has been using its self-driving trucks to transport goods in Arizona. The program, called Uber Freight, addresses shipping logistics with software, connecting shippers to available truck drivers via an app- much like Uber's ride-hailing app works.
Google Lens now rolling out to Google Photo users
Another addition is better support for location discovery when you're in a building, which will use Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT). Google releases Developer Preview builds on a couple of platforms, but the one for Android Things is handled quite differently.
Drivers in Atlanta will soon share the highways with autonomous trucks. The company announced on Friday that its self-driving trucks have begun hauling real cargo in the Atlanta area.
"Trucking is a vital part of the American economy, and we believe self-driving technology has the potential to make this sector safer and even stronger".
Violent clashes break out before Richard Spencer's speaking engagement at MSU
Pillai said he was with a small group of friends, all of whom shared the same sentiment toward Spencer's ideologies. Katie Kuhn of Lansing led some anti-Spencer chants. "I'm still here, we're always going to be here".