An Update from Our Firm about COVID-19

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner remains fully operational and committed to serving our clients and colleagues throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As we follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing, we remain available for phone consultations and remote meetings with both current and prospective clients and colleagues. Please contact our office by email or by calling 713-222-7211 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Self-Driving Semis Are Coming To Roads Near You

Semi-truck-mirror-18-wheeler-big-rig.jpg

Cars with self-driving features have become commonplace on our roads and highways - and many experts believe that fully autonomous vehicles are only a few years away.

But this technology is not limited to cars. Driverless technology in semi trucks is also advancing - in Texas. And this has many people worried.

Waymo, the self-driving division of Alphabet-which also owns Google-will begin mapping Texas and New Mexico roads in early 2020 for self-driving semis, according to USA Today. This mapping continues work already happening in other states, including Arizona, California and Georgia. 

Waymo is first out of the gate in the field of self-driving trucks, having made significant headway toward a future of self-propelled big-rigs with no one at the wheel.

The mapping process will take place in minivans. Mapping for big trucks is easier than preparing the roads for self-driving cars because of semi drivers' reliance on less-complicated interstates, slower driving speeds, and more predictable driving techniques. Interstates 10, 20 and 45 in Texas are on the list for Waymo's maps, putting future self-driving semis on a highway near you.

Who Else Is On The Self-Driving Semi Horizon?

Uber and Tesla both have models in the works as do some smaller startups like Embark, which is planning a fleet of trucks.

Why Do We Need Self-Driving Semis?

Driverless technology comes at a time when there is a national shortage of truckers in an industry that's only growing. Trucks carry 70% of U.S. domestic freight, which is up more than three percent over the previous year.

While many in the industry are excited about this technology, obvious safety concerns arise.

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner represents victims of car accidents in Houston and throughout Texas. For a free consultation, call 713-396-3964.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Fire and Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Personal Injury Large Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Plant Fire and Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Personal Injury Work Site Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million Auto Accident 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $30 Million Personal Injury Burn Victims

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $30 million.

Our Record Of Success

When you are hurt and you choose a law firm to represent you in court or at the negotiation table, you need to carefully consider the firm's record.

Read More Success Stories

Let Us Help You Request a Free Consultation Today

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to top