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Waymo testing self-driving trucks

Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car unit Waymo is exploring the integration of its self-driving technology into trucks, Reuters reported June 1, citing a company representative.

Waymo is hoping to revolutionize the long-distance trucking industry with the move, with self-driving vehicles taking over those longer routes while human drivers handle local deliveries.

Waymo is also testing new hardware and interior designs for self-driving cars that would allow passengers to get a 360-degree view around the vehicle.

Uber Technologies is also developing autonomous trucking through its Otto unit. Waymo and Uber are currently embroiled in a courtroom battle, with Waymo alleging that the co-founder of Otto downloaded confidential documents, including details of Waymo's autonomous technology, before leaving Google in January 2016.