Beijing time on March 10th morning news, on Friday, Google's parent company Alphabet's automatic driving company Waymo announced that it will in the city of Atlanta, Georgia launched an unmanned project, a plurality of data center is the company's driverless trucks will deliver the goods to Google.
The project will be implemented next week.
Waymo mentioned in a blog post published on the blog platform Medium:
Waymo has carried out unmanned truck tests in California and Arizona. The company's pilotless software began to learn to drive a hinged chain truck after many years of driving a car, a process similar to that of a human driver. Waymo says the company's unmanned truck runs 5 million miles on the road and runs more than 5 billion miles on a simulated road.
Waymo the unmanned program will work closely with Google logistics team, through each factory, Google logistics network distributed data center, and port traveling back and forth and combined with Google, the Logistics Department of shipping and freight operation, which will further improve the Waymo automatic driving technology.
Waymo mentioned in the blog that the unmanned truck will use the same sensor module that was tested by Waymo in a minivan. At the same time, there will be a driver in the cockpit to prevent accidents.
Waymo said that freight services are an important part of the US economy, and Waymo's unmanned technology can make the freight service more secure and stronger. In the future, unmanned driving service and unmanned delivery service may also be carried out.
At the end of 2017, Waymo once said it would drive on the line in Phoenix, Arizona, and the car will be Pacifica produced by Chrysler.