Self-driving vehicle firm Waymo has expanded its partnership with trucking firm J.B. Hunt with plans to ultimately reach fully autonomous truck transport in the “next few years,” the companies announced Friday. Waymo and J.B. Hunt have formed an alliance to integrate autonomous trucks with the commercial company’s logistics platform. The companies will conduct multiple pilots to move freight along I-45 for J.B. Hunt’s clients using Waymo software.
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Autonomous technology is slowly making its way into every aspect of our lives. From self-driving cars to delivery drones, we're seeing more and more machines doing things without human input. Now, a new study suggests that autonomous trucks could have a massive impact on the logistics industry. According to the researchers, autonomous trucks could increase efficiency by up to 50 percent, and cost jobs for hundreds of thousands of truck drivers. So, what does this mean for the future of trucking? And what will it mean for the economy as a whole? We'll be exploring these questions in more detail in the Disruptive Inspiration Daily email, subscribe below.
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