Here comes robo trucks.
"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," a Waymo spokesperson reportedly said.
To be sure, the self-driving truck product could make for collisions with some of billionaire Warren Buffett's biggest investments and with Uber, which recently fired the founder of its autonomous car and truck maker Otto.
While self-driving cars tend to get a lot of press with consumers, Buffett said in May that significant growth of autonomous trucks in particular could cut into the market for rail transporter Burlington Northern, which Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) - Get Reportowns.
By 2035, more than 12 million fully autonomous vehicles are expected to be sold per year globally, according to research firm BCG.
There could be some backblash for Uber as well. While Uber has used its autonomous vehicles to deliver beer and other payloads, its trucking technology was acquired from Otto. Now, Otto founder Anthony Levandowski is embroiled in an IP lawsuit filed by Waymo.
Uber's struggles with self-driving capabilities could leave the door wide open for Waymo.
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Editor's Pick: Originally published June 1.