Alphabet's (GOOGL - Get Report) self-driving car unit Waymo is exploring the potential of manufacturing a self-driving truck, BuzzFeed News is reporting.

"Self-driving technology can transport people and things much more safely than we do today and reduce the thousands of trucking-related deaths each year," a Waymo spokesperson told Buzzfeed.

"We're taking our eight years of experience in building self-driving hardware and software and conducting a technical exploration into how our technology can integrate into a truck," the spokesperson continued.

Waymo confirmed that it is testing a truck, adding that it was manually driving the semi on a public road to collect data. Waymo is only testing one truck.

Alphabet began working on self-driving cars in 2009. It spun out its self-driving car program into a new company called Waymo in 2016.

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