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Women on the ‘long haul’ of Waymo Via trucking

Trucking is integral to American supply chains and the leading form of freight transportation. As demand for trucking continues to rise, Waymo Via, our autonomous goods delivery unit, represents an opportunity to support ongoing safety efforts in the industry and address the nationwide driver shortfall. In this dynamic time, women hold key roles for Waymo Via, bringing their skills, insights, and experiences to shape the industry and the technology. We spoke with four women working across Waymo Via trucking to find out what they do day-to-day, how they made their way to the industry, and how they see the road ahead.

Women on the ‘long haul’ of Waymo Via trucking

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Vision Zero Network Raises Voice for Road Safety

We’re highlighting the important and growing movement for Vision Zero: the goal to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users.

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Engineers Point to Opportunities for Including People with Disabilities in Autonomous Driving Research and Development

Dr. Rory Cooper remembers when the idea of autonomous vehicles first crossed his radar. It was 1994. Engineers were exploring how innovations like intelligent highways and lane-following technology could make roadways and vehicles safer. Cooper, an engineer, had just founded the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh to research ways to increase mobility for people with disabilities.

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How Can We Keep Teen Drivers Safe?

Every year, new teenage drivers get behind the wheel for the first time. If you’re a parent, this can be an exciting and scary achievement. Getting a driver’s license is a step toward independence, but driving-related crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers. How can we keep teen drivers safe on the road?

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United Cerebral Palsy Joins Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving Partnership

Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving is pleased to welcome United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) as a national partner in our public education campaign.

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Child Safety Advocates Point to Need for Conversation, Awareness Around Autonomous Driving Technology

The United States has made great progress in preventing child fatalities from unintentional injuries. In fact, the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury – or accidents that are preventable, like drowning or failure to use child safety restraints in vehicles– has been reduced by 61% since 1988.

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Addressing transit mobility gaps: What Waymo, Valley Metro and ASU learned from serving paratransit riders and seniors

In 2018, we shared our plans to work with Valley Metro, the Phoenix Metro area’s regional public transportation authority, to explore mobility solutions in a first-of-its-kind study that would use autonomous driving technology to complement the city’s existing transit network.