Texas will see more of Waymo in the months and years to come. On Tuesday, Alphabet’s self-driving car division said it’s officially ready to deploy its autonomous trucks in the Lone Star state.
The deployments follows months of autonomous vehicles.on Texas roads to map areas for the self-driving trucks. With mapping, the trucks will test along I-10, I-20 and I-45. The interstates are ripe for “promising commercial routes” across the state, Waymo said. The company added Texas has a very high freight volume, which makes it a prime area to test
Waymo isn’t the only big name hitting the roads in Texas. Earlier this year, TuSimple marched ahead with the first stage of its. Stage 1 sees TuSimple trucks on routes through Texas and other southwestern states, with more areas of the country to be added through 2024.
But Waymo hasn’t been idle this year, either. It previously announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler to, and to work on an autonomous ride-hailing vehicle.