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Labor Groups Put Brakes on Life-Saving Driverless Trucks

Matthew Feeney Waymo, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, recently announced that it is running its autonomous vehicles in the Phoenix, Arizona area without any safety drivers, and that in the coming months it will launch the first driverless ride-hailing service. Waymo’s announcement has reignited discussions about driverless cars. Yet during discussions about autonomous vehicles we shouldn’t forget that driverless trucks, which have faced more opposition han driverless cars, could also change our lives for the better if hey’re included in efforts to speed up autonomous vehicle development.
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