Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Volvo Integrates Aurora Driver on Autonomous VNL Model

Volvo VNL prototype of an autonomous truck A prototype of Volvo Trucks’ flagship longhaul VNL model was integrated with the Aurora Driver autonomous technology. (Volvo Group)

Volvo Autonomous Solutions announced its first major steps toward the autonomous Volvo VNL model in North America, drawing on its partnership with Aurora Innovation Inc., a self-driving vehicle technology company.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Details Rollout Plans, Readies Nasdaq Trading

Aurora Connect Aurora Innovation Inc.

Self-driving commercial vehicle developer Aurora Innovation Inc. has released details on how it will bring its technology to market, starting with autonomous trucking services in 2023.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FedEx, Paccar, Aurora Launch Autonomous Trucking Pilot

Aurora-FedEx image Aurora Innovation says it will launch its trucking business and haul loads autonomously between terminals without a safety driver by the end of 2023. (Aurora Innovation Inc.)

Aurora Innovation Inc., Paccar Inc. and FedEx Corp. launched a commercial pilot of autonomous trucking in Texas.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Startup Aurora Set to Go Public

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

Driverless technology startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has agreed to go public via a merger with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, a blank-check firm led by executives including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Zynga Inc. founder Mark Pincus.

Gillian Tan and Katie Roof | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Expands Autonomous Trucking Tests in Texas

Aurora truck Aurora

Autonomous vehicle technology developer Aurora Innovation Inc. said it plans to expand testing throughout Texas as it works toward commercializing self-driving trucks.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Volvo, Aurora Pair for Autonomous Trucking Service

Volvo Aurora truck Volvo Group

Volvo Group will partner with Aurora Innovation Inc. to develop and commercialize autonomous Class 8 trucks in North America.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 30, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Partners With Toyota in Bid to Bring Autonomy to Masses

Aurora vehicle The first model that will be equipped with the Aurora Driver, the company’s hardware, software and sensor suite, is the Toyota Sienna minivan. (Aurora Innovation Inc.)

Aurora Innovation Inc., a Silicon Valley-based autonomous-driving startup with at least a $10 billion valuation, has agreed to a long-term strategic partnership with Toyota Motor Corp. and its supplier Denso Corp. that aims to mass produce autonomous vehicles and launch them on ride-hailing networks, including Uber’s, over the next few years.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2021