What’s in the Aurora Driver Beta release?
Purpose-built hardware to see farther, process sensor data faster, and respond more accurately
Trucks integrated with the Aurora Driver come equipped with our FirstLight lidar, imaging radar, and high-resolution cameras. The Aurora Driver uses early sensor fusion to process data from all of its sensors at once, providing its perception system with a comprehensive view of the environment.
Our advanced sensor suite allows the Aurora Driver to track velocities and measure the acceleration of vehicles hundreds of meters away while moving at highway speeds, enabling faster, more accurate responses to road conditions.
Autonomy capabilities to drive like an ideal citizen of the road
To safely operate on the highway and nearby streets, our trucks must autonomously handle all kinds of tricky situations they’ll encounter while hauling goods from city to city.
These refined capabilities, including unprotected left turns, high-speed merges, and various forms of construction, are notoriously difficult for self-driving vehicles in ideal conditions. Today, our autonomous trucks perform them reliably in stop-and-go traffic, while negotiating with other traffic, and even when faced with rare events such as people walking their dogs on a busy freeway.
We will continue to share more progress on Aurora Horizon and how we are delivering value to our customers.