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Autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation Inc. announced it is developing a system, Aurora Beacon, intended to allow customers to optimize autonomous vehicles for “24/7/365 operation.”
With Aurora Beacon, customers will have unique access to real-time data of each Aurora Driver-powered vehicle, including its health, status and current location. Aurora Beacon will also provide real-time alerts about vehicle status, ETA, traffic conditions, updates to missions, major weather events and more, the Pittsburgh-based company noted.
Another flagship module of Aurora Beacon is a remote support tool that allows remote support specialists to provide high-level guidance to Aurora Driver-powered vehicles when they encounter a situation where the autonomy solution is unclear, like bespoke interactions with law enforcement officials.
Introducing Aurora Beacon, our suite of operational tools designed to give our customers unparalleled access into the performance of their autonomous fleets: https://t.co/lQlAnLsPpg pic.twitter.com/fc8rTWDMnr— Aurora (@aurora_inno) May 4, 2022
“Fleets today have developed a variety of different tools to manage their vehicles,” Sterling Anderson, chief product officer and co-founder at Aurora, said in a release. “We’re designing Aurora Beacon to integrate with these systems to provide unprecedented control and information, key for unlocking the full potential of the Aurora Driver.”
The Aurora Driver is a self-driving system designed to operate multiple vehicle types, from freight-hauling semi-trucks to ride-hailing passenger vehicles, and underpins Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect, its driver-as-a-service products for trucking and ride-hailing. — Transport Topics
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