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You’ve known that self-driving trucks are coming at some point in the future. You sense the optimism of developers and engineers, but you still wonder about how they will solve the really complex problems associated with freight transportation and logistics. This episode gives you a status report. It looks at what we know and what we’re still learning about autonomous vehicle technology. It surveys the on-road test landscape and gives you an idea of what is working and not working with today’s technology. With the help of Robert Brown, chief strategy officer at Spartan Radar, and Charlie Jatt, head of commercialization for the autonomous trucking division at Waymo, we assess real-world adoption strategies. Tune in to learn more about the road to autonomous trucking. 

The interview with Waymo's Charlie Jatt was originally featured in En (Gauge): The Maintenance Learning Sessions, the latest program in the quarterly Transport Topics Magazine Event Series. To watch this driverless trucking expert discuss this technology on screen, visit the En(Gauge) replay here. 

Access the full episode transcript here.


Robert Brown is the Chief Strategy Officer for Spartan Radar. He guides Spartan to scale its biomimetic imaging radar to solve persistent perception challenges that have impeded commercialization of automated mobility for all industry sectors: in trucking, mining, and delivery. Robert's extensive work in the tech, transportation and public sector has always been driven by a fundamental mission of safety, transparency, and tangible results.

Charlie Jatt

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Guest One, Charlie Jatt
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Charlie Jatt is the Head of Commercialization for Trucking at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going.  As the Head of Commercialization for Trucking, Charlie is responsible for commercialization efforts for Waymo's trucking division. 



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