TEMPE, Ariz. — Karen Wilson often works with Waymo's driverless vehicles. Just don't ask her to ride in one.
"I've relied on my instincts way too long," says Wilson, a dispatcher at AutoNation Toyota Tempe who previously made a career of driving tractor-trailers. She never had an incident during 16 years behind the wheel of big rigs and says she's only received two speeding tickets in four decades of driving.
She's on the front lines of Waymo's delivery partnership with retailer AutoNation Inc., responsible for coordinating the delivery of hundreds, if not thousands, of parts from this distribution center to other auto dealerships and repair shops in this metro Phoenix area.