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Waymo Begins Autonomous Mapping Runs in New Mexico and Texas

Waymo has begun carrying out interstate mapping operations by a fleet of minivans in New Mexico and Texas – a move that is seen by many tech observers as a prelude to long-haul evaluation runs of tractor-trailers under autonomous control.

Alexa Everywhere – Even in Big Trucks

Artificial intelligence personal assistants in the truck cab may completely revolutionize the driver-vehicle interface experience, says Senior Editor Jack Roberts in the Truck Tech blog.

Self-Driving Tech Developer Aims for 24/7 Trucking

Much of the talk around self-driving trucks has focused on safety enhancements lately. But Waymo's CEO made it clear that trucking nonstop and around-the-clock remains the Holy Grail of tech developers.

Uber Retires Otto Brand Name

Uber has quietly retired the Otto brand name with no word on a future branding for the autonomous truck developer.

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.