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‘Generative AI’ self-driving truck company opens terminal near Dallas

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A self-driving truck technology company has opened a new trucking terminal in a Dallas, Texas, suburb to fuel the company’s commercial growth in the U.S.

Waabi is a Toronto-based company that specializes in “generative AI”-powered self-driving truck technology, and they recently announced a major move to establish a home base in Texas.

On April 30, Waabi announced the opening of an eight-acre Autonomous Vehicle (AV) trucking terminal in Lancaster, Texas.

Waabi says that the terminal is “purpose-built” for AV trucks, and includes “several acres for trailer parking, a 24.7k square-foot office and maintenance shop, high-speed data offload, a fueling station, truck weighing scales, and a dedicated pre-trip and post-trip inspection area.”

Waabi says that the Lancaster terminal will help the company continue to build their commercial presence established last year hauling freight between Houston and Dallas in partnership with Uber Freight.

“Texas is a critical location for us as it is the home to our first commercial operations and several important shipping corridors. By establishing our presence here, we are committed to creating more opportunities for autonomous trucking in the region,” said Raquel Urtasun, Founder and CEO of Waabi. “We see this facility as a key player in not only Waabi’s future, but the future of autonomous trucking, as we use it to scale our operations to continue pushing the boundaries of this industry.”

“The Texas Trucking Association couldn’t be more excited to witness Waabi’s growth right here in Texas. With the addition of this new AV terminal, we will continue to show ourselves as a state committed to innovation in autonomous trucking and safety,” said John D. Esparza, President and CEO of The Texas Trucking Association (TXTA). “This new investment is a testament not only to the opportunities here, but a commitment to the highest safety standards.”

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