The company has confirmed that it has started its first step in testing self-propelled trucks, according to exclusive news agency BuzzFeed News.
A spokesman for Waymo said the transfer of self-driving techniques from ordinary cars to trucks would reduce the annual death rate and hurt truck drivers. He added that the company will transfer its eight-year experience and develop it in the development of self-driving techniques for trucks.
The company stated that it is currently driving a small truck and this is for data collection only, with intentions to transfer the experience to larger trucks over time.
Waymo’s efforts began mainly within Google Labs nearly eight years ago. The company tried to test its various models on the ground to see how well it was ready before separating them from Google Labs and transferring them to work under the umbrella of Alphabet.