UPS is testing Waymo Via’s Class 8 trucks in Texas. The trucks are outfitted with Waymo’s fifth-generation autonomous driving system. The six-week pilot kicked off last week and will continue until the end of 2021. Each truck has two autonomous specialists on board.
Waymo is also working with JB Hunt Transport Services to haul freight along interstates in Texas. Waymo has been operating a 4 public robotaxi service in parts of Arizona since October 2020. And it started testing in San Francisco in August 2021 with human safety drivers behind the wheel.