Governor Nathan Deal tweeted out a press release announcing a partnership with Waymo to test self-driving trucks in Atlanta.
Waymo, you may remember, recently announced that they would be bringing self-driving cars to Atlanta. Governor Deal touts Atlanta’s status as the nation’s leading logistics hub in the announcement:
“On behalf of the State of Georgia, I am proud to welcome Waymo to Atlanta’s community of industry leaders,” said Deal. “The transport of freight and cargo is a critical driver for the American economy. Nowhere is this economic development tool more apparent than in Atlanta, the nation’s leading logistics hub. As we look to the future of innovation and efficiency, self-driving vehicles are at the forefront of enhancing roadway safety and making the transportation of American goods more feasible. We are excited to partner with Waymo, the leader in self-driving technology, in testing self-driving trucks here in the No. 1 state for business.”
Amazon is looking at drones for same-day delivery. Perhaps this, at some point, would allow local businesses to offer same-day delivery without needing to keep drivers on staff.