Waymo, UPS expand autonomous freight truck tie-up ahead of holidays

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Nov 17 (Businesshala) – Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) Waymo said on Wednesday it will partner with United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS.O.) to move freight using autonomous trucks between two of the parcel delivery company’s Texas facilities during the holidays. N) is expanding its partnership with. Season.

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The company’s delivery operation, Waymo Via, began its partnership with UPS in early 2020, when it hauled packages for the company using an autonomous minivan between the metro Phoenix area and its Tempe hub in Arizona.

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The company said a trial run will begin in the coming weeks, where fifth-generation Waymo drivers will deliver large rigs equipped with the technology for UPS’s North American Air Freight unit between facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, Texas.

Driver shortages have hit US trucking and delivery companies, particularly FedEx Corp (FDX.N), as they race to hire workers for the crucial holiday season, when package volumes can easily double. Might be possible.

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Waymo and UPS said the test will help assess the impact of autonomous driving technology on safety and efficiency.

Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Ramakrishnan M.

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