Waymo the autonomous car division of Alphabet Inc. ( Google’s parent company) is ahead of the competitors in its research and development efforts. All this after it just announced it would partner with Avis Budget Group Inc.

Waymo has logged more than 3,000,000 self-driven miles on public roads. It dives more than 25,000 miles each week. It is even setting up a program in Phoenix, AZ where actual people will be able to test run its cars.

Waymo announced earlier this month that it was testing autonomous trucks. But it is not the only company researching this technology. Uber is also exploring self-driving trucks. In fact, Alphabet recently took Uber to court for employing a former Google self-driving car executive named Antony Levandowski.

 

 

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