Waymo Via will display its autonomous Class 8 tractor at the 2021 Fleet Forward Conference, convening Nov. 10-12 at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose. Members of the Waymo Via team will be on hand to explain the technology and answer questions on Waymo Via.
Waymo Via’s Peterbilt-based heavy-duty truck is equipped with the fifth generation Waymo Driver autonomous technology. The truck is currently in testing with a safety driver on freeways in the Southwest.
The Waymo Via display is part of the conference’s Innovation in Motion, sponsored by Element — a new, interactive experience featuring EV ride and drives and technology demonstrations. Innovation in Motion will take place on Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The present list of participants for Innovation in Motion includes Ford, BrightDrop, Volvo, Lightning eMotors, Roush CleanTech, and ELMS. More will be added soon.
John Verdon, trucking EV and partnerships lead for Waymo — Alphabet’s autonomous subsidiary — will also take the stage with Craig Harper, executive VP and chief sustainability officer for trucking firm J.B. Hunt. Verdon and Hunt will discuss developments in autonomous freight movement and share insights into the autonomous freight delivery trial being conducted by the two companies in Texas.
The 2021 Fleet Forward Conference convenes Nov. 10-12 at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose. Registration is open. For more information on participating in Innovation in Motion, contact Joni Owens at [email protected].