Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora CEO Floats Possible Sale to Apple or Microsoft

Chris Urmson CEO Chris Urmson stands with the company's autonomous truck. (Aurora)

Aurora Innovation Inc. CEO Chris Urmson recently laid out a range of options for the self-driving company to respond to worsening market conditions and partners pushing out timelines, including a possible sale to Apple Inc. or Microsoft Corp., according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

September 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pennsylvania Experts, Lawmakers Ponder AV Safety Regulations

An Argo test vehicle An Argo self-driving test vehicle on the street in Washington, D.C. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, there isn’t just one way to go about safety. State regulators draft legislation. Independent firms create recommendations. Individual companies devise their own protocols. Stakeholders can agree on one thing: Safety is important.

Noelle Mateer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire

Aurora Adds Fourth Fleet Partner for Autonomous Pilot

Schneider/Aurora truck Business Wire

Autonomous technology developer Aurora Innovation Inc. and Schneider National Inc. have announced a commercial pilot effort to haul freight for Schneider’s customers with Aurora Driver, Aurora’s autonomous technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora’s Autonomous Tests in Texas Keep Rolling

Aurora Peterbilt Aurora Innovation

If Aurora and other self-driving startups can convince customers and the public that large trucks can be automated safely, the potential efficiency gains are massive.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Aurora, FedEx Expand Texas Autonomous Routes

Aurora A FedEx trailer on a truck with Aurora's technology. (Aurora Innovation Inc.)

Aurora Innovation Inc. and FedEx have expanded their autonomous trucking partnership to include freight hauling between terminals in Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 18, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora, Covenant Team on Autonomous Trucking Program

Aurora An Aurora autonomous truck. (Aurora Innovations Inc.)

Autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation Inc. will collaborate with Covenant Logistics to refine a self-driving truck system that could robotically emulate the speed of human team driving.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Aurora Innovation Focuses on Real-Time Data

Aurora Beacon Aurora

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.”

May 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Partners With Aurora to Haul Freight Autonomously in Texas

Aurora Aurora

Aurora Innovation Inc. has announced a deal to haul freight on a route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas, for Werner Enterprises.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Upgrades Autonomous Driving System

Aurora truck One significant improvement to Aurora's self-driving technology includes more complex construction zone navigation. (Aurora via Twitter)

Aurora Innovation Inc. is upgrading its self-driving truck technology as it prepares to commercialize its autonomous vehicle technology.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Unveils Autonomous Automotive Test Fleet

Toyota Sienna with Aurora Aurora

Aurora Innovation Inc. announced it unveiled its test fleet of its autonomous custom-designed Toyota Sienna vehicles featuring Toyota’s vehicle control interface and Sienna Autono-MaaS (S-AM) platform.

March 23, 2022