Beginning next week, Waymo's self-driving trucks will begin hauling cargo to Google's data centers.
Waymo's autonomous trucking program is coming along - though we haven't heard much about it since discovering it was a real thing a year ago, Waymo today announced that it's launching a pilot program in Atlanta to focus specifically on self-driving trucks and automated logistics.
The company has already been quietly testing self-driving trucks in California and Arizona, adapting the software to deal with the unique characteristics of operating a big rig.
Notably, the trucks - which like Waymo's feature a safety driver in the driver's seat to monitor the action - will be navigating not only highway portions of the ride but also will tackle the more complex task of threading a giant tractor trailer through city streets. So we may see self-driving trucks on the roads before cars without drivers.
Uber has been using its self-driving trucks to transport goods in Arizona. Literally, in this case - from self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans to autonomous Class 8 semi-trucks.
If you have any concerns about a fully-loaded, 80,000-pound truck hurtling down the highway at [crazy] Atlanta driving speeds while controlled by computers, there will be a failsafe.
Now that Waymo is free of its long-running legal battle with Uber, it is focusing its attention on more important endeavors; namely spreading its self-driving technology to more platforms. During the pilot, a trained human driver will sit behind the wheel, ready to take over, if necessary.
Self-driving trucks could be quite interesting, since trucking is a very vital part of our economy. According to the American Trucking Associations, trucking revenues were $676.2 billion in 2016, while trucks moved more than 10.4 billion tons of freight.
Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins have both strongly denied that any drugs were used, or any TUEs granted, without a medical need. But Froome, one of a handful of riders to remain with Sky since its inception in 2010, says he has witnessed no wrongdoing.
The Houston Texans are subtly sending a signal to NFL players who kneel during the national anthem: Players are not wanted. At the time, it wasn't lost on many players that McNair was a major supporter of President Trump.
It is clearly anxious about its market sway, and formalizing its partnership with non-OPEC allies would give it broader influence. But despite dinner invitations and behind-closed-doors conversations, shale continues to increase output and grab market share.
Let's hope that 2018 is the a year ago we lose an hour of sleep to "save" an hour of sunlight at the end of the day. If some Florida lawmakers have their way, you might never have to adjust your clocks to "spring forward" again.
Trump's proposal has raised alarm about a potential trade war that could negatively impact American industry and jobs. China, contrary to media reports, sends more than two per cent of the steel to the United States , he said.
Note that on the Xiaomi phones, you have to use the SIM2 hybrid slot for memory whereas the Galaxy J7 has a dedicated memory slot. On the other hand, the bigger Mi TV 4 has a faster 1.8GHz quad-core processor with Mali-T830 MP2 graphics and 2GB of RAM .
According to police sources here, some miscreants damaged a portion of the statue at Mawana Khurd village late on Tuesday night. Ramasamy " Periyar " and Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee , have been reported from different parts of the country.
Another addition is better support for location discovery when you're in a building, which will use Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT). Lens basically works as a visual search engine, using your smartphone's camera to identify what you see in the real world.
After a long delay, Brown was able to walk off the court, but for a while people feared the worst. "It was just tough to see". Celtics teammates prayed nearby as Brown's body seized up and he appeared dazed virtually to the point of unconsciousness.
Koscielny called for unity after Sunday's galling 2-1 loss at Brighton and conceded the mentality of the players needs addressing. Meanwhile, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes the dressing room will be lifted by the victory over AC Milan .
PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games kick off
The 2018 Games are the largest Winter Paralympics that has ever been hosted, according to the Pyeongchang Paralympic Committee . This year the impairments the competing athletes have include amputee, visual impairment, cerebral and spinal injuries.
Man arrested for stealing the Best Actress Oscar Trophy
Her Oscar was awarded for playing an angry and bitter mother who is seeking vengeance after her daughter is raped and murdered. Once the women who had been nominated for awards at the event were on their feet, McDormand addressed the rest of the room.
11 countries sign historic free trade deal
These governments agreed on its content January 23 and by February 21 its 30 chapters were released to the public. Last month, Trump told the World Economic Forum in Davos that the USA might return if it got a better deal.
Walmart is launching its own line of meal kits
In fact, these programs require the subscription, because frequent purchases are required for supplying the necessary items. Walmart's grocery business faced stepped-up competition when Amazon acquired Whole Foods past year for almost $14 billion.
Cedi Osman headed to the bench as the Cavs host the Pistons
Nance, acquired in a trade from the Lakers on February 8, is averaging 10.0 points and 6.6 boards since joining Cleveland. Jordan Clarkson , Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr are averaging in double-digit scoring since they came to Cleveland.
Jennifer Garner Memes Her Own Oscars Realization Moment
Jennifer Garner rose to fame in the American TV series Alias back in 2002 and still continues to wow us on the red carpet today. The star has taken to Instagram to give her take on the episode and to try to offer an explanation of what she was thinking .