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Waymo to launch self-driving truck pilot in Atlanta for Google data centers

Waymo wish launch a pilot program in Atlanta, where its self-driving trucks leave carry freight to Google’s data centers, the company said Friday.

The program determination start next week.

“Atlanta is one of the biggest logistics hubs in the territory, making it a natural home for Google’s logistical operations and the perfect situation for our next phase of testing Waymo’s self-driving trucks,” Waymo put in a Medium post.

Waymo has already been testing trucks in California and Arizona, and alleges it has driven 5 million miles on public roads and another 5 billion in simulations, Waymo stipulate.

The trucks use the same set of sensors Waymo has been testing in its minivans, the place said. Drivers will still be present in the trucks to take over if necessary. In late 2017, Waymo said it would begin a pilot ride-hailing use in Phoenix, Arizona, using Chrysler Pacifica minivans with no driver behind the neighbourhood.

Waymo is a subsidiary of Alphabet and began as a project within Google.

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