Waymo Via and Uber Freight partner to accelerate the future of logistics

Rising demand for transportation coupled with a growing driver shortage has brought the logistics industry to a turning point and the need for an autonomous trucking solution like Waymo Via has never been more apparent

Rising transport demand coupled with a growing driver shortage has brought the logistics industry to a turning point and the need for an autonomous trucking solution like Waymo Via has never been more apparent. To help accelerate this autonomous future, we’re partnering with Uber Freight to connect our technology to their platform and deploy autonomous trucks across their network.

This deep, long-term partnership will combine the power of the Waymo Driver with the scale of Uber Freight’s marketplace technology, ultimately enabling the secure and scalable implementation of the Waymo Driver on US roads. As part of this agreement, the Waymo Via standalone solution will be directly connected to the Uber Freight platform for shippers to use. This starts with trucks in Waymo Via’s test fleet, and later on, carriers who purchase trucks equipped with the Waymo Driver through our Driver-as-a-Service model can sign up for Uber Freight and seamlessly deploy those assets on the network , allowing them to maximize usage and grow their business.

Waymo Via also plans to allocate billions of miles of its freight-only mileage to the Uber Freight network under this partnership, unlocking capacity at a time when shippers need it most and promising to deliver in the long run. have a meaningful impact on the industry.

Together, we envision a future where autonomous trucks can be deployed safely, efficiently and at scale across a digital and optimized network – eliminating deadheads, streamlining supply chains and helping create safer roads. We can’t wait to make this happen together with Uber Freight.

Charlie Jatt, Head of Commercialization for Trucking, Waymo Via – “Uber Freight’s network of shippers, carriers and marketplace technology is a great fit for the Waymo Driver. Through this partnership, we can enable carriers to fully leverage their investment in the Waymo Via solution through Uber Freight and create a great experience for shippers, while continuing to focus on developing key Driver technology. We are very excited to see how this partnership can impact the logistics industry and solve critical challenges over the next decade and beyond.”

Boris Sofman, Head of Engineering for Trucking, Waymo Via – “The partnership with Uber Freight provides us with really exciting opportunities to help scale the Waymo Driver. By combining the Waymo Via solution with the Uber Freight platform, we can apply proven marketplace technology to help carriers dynamically deploy the Waymo Driver where it is most valuable and capable. We can’t wait to see what else comes out of this deep collaboration.”

Lior Ron, head of Uber Freight – “Uber Freight’s extensive, efficient and reliable digital network is essential to realize autonomous trucks. We are uniquely positioned to be the network of choice for autonomous trucks, with the scale and market knowledge to deploy autonomous trucks in a way that benefits the entire industry. This partnership is an exciting leap forward and we are proud to work with the great team at Waymo Via on a hybrid freight network that truly empowers carriers and ushers in a new logistics era.”

SOURCE: waymo

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