We recently welcomed two important partners to the Aurora Partnership Ecosystem. First, we kicked off work with U.S. Xpress as a new collaboration partner, and began leveraging data from their digitally-enabled fleet to identify where our self-driving technology can best complement existing operations. Then last month we announced our partnership with Werner, a premier logistics provider and full truckload (FTL) carrier, with whom we’re hauling commercial freight loads on the 600-mile route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas.
Scaling our Work in Texas: Expanded Pilots and New Terminals
Through our growing network of partners and expanse of pilot programs, we’re learning how to integrate our products into customers’ networks and building operational strength. Since the start of this year, the Aurora Driver has already driven double the commercial miles and delivered twice as many commercial freight loads as compared to 2021. These pilot programs operate in a commercially representative manner – providing our partners with many of the same services that our commercial customers will receive, like backend tools for scheduling and execution of drop-and-hook trailer operations.
We also opened terminals in Fort Worth and El Paso in Q1. These new sites are equipped with technological and operational infrastructure to support commercial operations on our freight lane between the two cities – the middle portion of one of the busiest commercial thoroughfares in the United States.
Common Core of Technology: Delivering the Benefits of Transferable Hardware