From Dallas to San Diego
As we work closely with our pilot customers and partners toward delivering our product, we also continue to engage with policymakers on their support for the safe development and deployment of self-driving technology.
In Q2, we continued to build legislative and regulatory support in California and Pennsylvania. We worked with others in our industry to encourage regulation to permit deployment of autonomous trucks in California and advance legislation in Pennsylvania that would facilitate fully autonomous operation in the state.
We were also recently informed that the state of Arizona has granted our request to test and operate in their state, and we have submitted notification of our intent to operate in New Mexico. From a regulatory perspective, this means we will be able to commercially deploy our self-driving technology in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona when we are ready to do so, bringing us one step closer to deploying on one of the busiest freight corridors in the country, from Dallas to San Diego.
On the roadmap for commercial launch
For the rest of 2022 and into the first quarter of 2023, our technical development work will focus on releasing the remaining capabilities that we expect the Aurora Driver will require to transport commercial loads on our first commercial routes. During the third quarter of 2022, we plan to launch capabilities that include identifying and responding to debris and navigating even more complex construction zones. Throughout development, we expect to continue validating the Aurora Driver’s capabilities and compiling the evidence for the safety case for our commercial launch.
We can’t wait to continue to show the world what the Aurora Driver can do as we make progress toward the commercial launch of our autonomous trucking product, Aurora Horizon, and advance our mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.