Alphabet's Waymo, CH Robinson to test automated trucks in Texas


FILE PHOTO: The Waymo logo is displayed during the company's unveil of a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's self-driving technology unit Waymo and truck fleet operator C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc said on Wednesday they would team up to test automated trucks with safety drivers behind the wheels in Texas in the coming months.

The partnership will allow C.H. Robinson to be among the earlier users of Waymo's automated trucking technology when it is ultlimately deployed, said Chris O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer of C.H. Robinson.

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