Tesla Inc.’s new electric Semis are on the road with their first cargo deliveries, hauling battery packs from the company’s Gigafactory in Nevada to its auto plant in Fremont, Calif.
500 mile range. Only $150,000.00. On the road big time in 2020. WalMart, Pepsi, UPS all signing on.
Waymo today announced that it’s launching a pilot program in Atlanta to focus specifically on self-driving trucks and automated logistics.
The pilot is being done in partnership with Google, another Alphabet company and Waymo’s former direct owner back when it was the Google self-driving car project. Waymo’s trucks will be hauling cargo destined for Google’s Atlanta-based data centres as part of the program.
It’s not going so well. I was almost run off the road by a Google self driving car in January. The guy sitting inside had to take control to keep it from hitting me on the freeway.
Today a woman was killed by one of them: