Autonomous trucking pilot to start in Texas
J.B. Hunt and Waymo are preparing an autonomous driving test in Texas, USA, to transport furniture for the retailer Wayfair. The pilot will span six-plus weeks during July and August and take place along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas.
It will be the first in-depth transportation of home furnishings retail freight between J.B. Hunt and Waymo Via, the company’s autonomous Class 8 trucking unit powered by the Waymo Driver technology.
Throughout the multi-week pilot, J.B. Hunt, Waymo and Wayfair will monitor and evaluate data relating to delivery logistics, loading and unloading freight, autonomous performance, and factors influencing the overall driving and non-driving experience. (ben)