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Autonomous Truck Driving: Is it a Solution to the Truck Driver Shortage and Supply Chain Issues?

Waymo’s autonomous trucking and local delivery unit, Waymo Via, is testing its autonomous driving technology in Class-8 semi-trucks on highways in California, Arizona and Texas. The company believes autonomous driving technology will make trucking safer, stronger, and more efficient while filling a critical demand for drivers.

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Women on the ‘long haul’ of Waymo Via trucking

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.

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Waymo’s Technology Creates New Roads for Women in Trucking

Waymo's Steph John spoke with ABC15 Arizona on new opportunities for women in autonomous trucking.

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Your Top Questions About Autonomous Driving and Trucks

We’ve collaborated with Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving partner Waymo to answer your top questions about how autonomous driving technology could transform how things get where they’re going. Waymo currently operates a business line, called Waymo Via, that includes local and long-haul trucking services.

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Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Waymo team up to transport cookies

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas joins Let's Talk Autonomous Driving as the newest partner.

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We've changed our name. Here's why.

Today, we changed our name to Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving.

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How Autonomous Vehicles Are Like Email, According to an Engineer

“Autonomous vehicles are like email.” It’s a curious analogy and the topic of a lively discussion on a recent episode of the Same Same but Tech podcast series.