PITTSBURGH – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Today, Aurora unveiled the first details of its product offering, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect. When Aurora launches its trucking business in late 2023 and its ridesharing business a year later, carriers, fleets and ridesharing networks will operate Aurora-powered trucks with products through a Driver-as-a-Service subscription.
While the development of autonomous driving technology is one of the most complex challenges of our time, Aurora’s product offering is designed to provide seamless service to its customers. As Aurora continues to accelerate its progress towards the delivery of autonomous vehicles, the introduction of its product line is an important step in bringing the Aurora Pilot to market.
Aurora Horizon: Designed to move goods 24/7
Aurora Horizon will provide carriers and private fleets with a reliable and scalable driver offering powered by Aurora Driver and a powerful suite of tools designed to integrate these vehicles into existing operations and maximize their uptime. To ensure carriers have confidence in the safety and reliability of Aurora Horizon at launch, Aurora is working with its OEM partners and carrier customers to refine its product through a series of commercial pilots as part of its development program. development of Aurora drivers.
Aurora Connect: Designed to go where people need to go
Aurora Connect is designed to allow vehicles equipped with the Aurora Pilot to integrate with carpooling networks and transport people safely and comfortably to where they need to go. Whether people need to get from the airport to a hotel, from their hotel to a business district or from their home to an event, Aurora Connect will provide passengers with a personalized experience. It will also be designed to provide carpooling networks with a predictable and reliable supply of Aurora motor vehicles that can meet fluctuating demand.
The key elements of Aurora subscription services
With a subscription to Aurora Horizon or Aurora Connect, customers will have access to:
- Aurora Pilot—The hardware, software and data services necessary to safely operate an Aurora car or truck without a safety driver.
- Aurora Beacon—The Mission Control System that will integrate with a carrier’s or network’s system and application to communicate dispatch and routing, monitor vehicle status, and manage incident response.
- Aurora Shield—The roadside assistance program and extended assistance to maximize the availability and maintenance of the Aurora Driver.
Aurora builds its products to help its partners and customers grow and grow their businesses. With its world-class engineering team and the close collaboration of its industry-leading partners, Aurora will continue to evolve the Aurora pilot alongside its suite of products.
Founded in 2017 by experts in the autonomous driving industry, Aurora’s mission is to deliver the benefits of autonomous driving technology safely, quickly and widely. To move both people and goods, the company is building Aurora Driver, a platform that brings together software, hardware and data services to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and trucks. heavy. Aurora is backed by Sequoia Capital, Baillie Gifford, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, among others, and is in partnership with industry leaders including Toyota, Uber, Volvo and PACCAR. Aurora is testing its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh and Dallas. The company has offices in these areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Wixom, MI. To learn more, visit www.aurora.tech.