Waymo will begin mapping and testing its autonomous long-haul trucks in Texas and New Mexico, TechCrunch reports.
The Alphabet company has picked these areas because they are "interesting and promising commercial routes." The company will also explore how its "Waymo Driver", the company's branded self-driving system, could be used to create new transportation solutions.
It is likely that Waymo will focus its tests on interstates in Texas as it has a particularly high freight volume. According to TechCrunch, the mapping and testing will occur on highways around Dallas, Houston and El Paso. While the company will focus on the southern most part of the state in New Mexico.
Waymo first began integrating its self-driving system into Class 8 trucks and began testing them in August 2017 and May 2019 in Arizona. The tests were aimed at gaining initial information regarding driving trucks in the region.