The increased demand for freight transportation does not decrease, but only grows from year to year. Waymo Via is expanding its partnership with UPS to use Class 8 autonomous trucks, a natural next step after the strong and successful partnership we had in testing local delivery.
Over the next few weeks, Waymo Via and UPS will jointly conduct autonomous trucks test runs of Waymo Via Class 8 equipped with the fifth generation Waymo Driver. These trial launches will take place in Texas, where Waymo Driver will deliver cargo to UPS’s North American Air Freight division between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston sites.
The UPS partnership is a great example of how Waymo Via is creating an autonomous delivery solution spanning trucking and local delivery that can offer customers unique benefits in security, network flexibility and scalability.