Jun 2, 2017

Waymo is testing a self-driving truck

One of Waymo's minivans (Courtesy of Waymo)

Waymo confirms it is trying out its technology on a Class 8 Peterbilt semi and testing it on a track in California. The company will start testing the truck's autonomous capabilities on roads in Arizona later this year with a test driver behind the wheel.

BuzzFeed News was the first to report on the test.

Why it matters: Self-driving trucks stand to transform the livelihoods of millions of truck drivers around the country. Uber is testing its own self-driving trucks.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.

JPMorgan Chase to pull support for some fossil fuels

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

JPMorgan Chase said Monday that it won’t directly finance new oil and gas development in the Arctic and will significantly curtail its financing of the extraction and burning of coal.

Why it matters: JPMorgan is the world’s largest funder of fossil-fuel companies, according to a report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The announcement follows similar moves by other big banks and investment firms, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.