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Google to use Waymo self-driving trucks in Atlanta

Waymo, a sibling company of Google, said on Friday that it will start a self-driving truck pilot program in Atlanta to service Google’s data centers.

The company said in a blog post that the autonomous vehicles will still have drivers in their cabs to monitor them.

“Atlanta is one of the biggest logistics hubs in the country, making it a natural home for Google’s logistical operations and the perfect environment for our next phase of testing Waymo’s self-driving trucks,” Waymo said in the post.

The announcement comes the same week that Uber said its self-driving trucks will begin operating on Arizona highways.

Both moves are only the latest steps in the advancement of self-driving car technology. Earlier this year, Waymo announced that it would begin driving full-autonomous cars in Phoenix. Other companies have since made similar announcements.

Apple and Lyft, as well as car companies like Ford, Tesla and General Motors, are also developing self-driving technology to transport both cargo and passengers.

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