The Aurora Driver
Created from industry-leading hardware and software, the Aurora Driver is designed to adapt to a variety of vehicle types and use cases, allowing us to deliver the benefits of self-driving across several industries, including long-haul trucking, local goods delivery, and people movement.
This central hub is the heart of the Aurora Driver—processing sensor data, running autonomy software, and allowing the Driver to make quick, precise decisions on the road.
Incredibly fast, reliable processing that is orders of magnitude more powerful than a typical desktop computer
Compact design allows easy integration into all vehicle platforms, from class 8 trucks to passenger vehicles
Built to withstand a wide range of temperatures and on-road conditions, from Pittsburgh snow to Texas heat
We’ve adopted a “smarter, not farther” approach to on-road testing. Instead of blindly pushing to drive more and more miles, we’ve continued to focus on collecting quality real-world data and on getting the most value out of every data point. For example, we amplify the impact of real-world experience by flagging interesting or novel events and incorporating them into our Virtual Testing Suite. One real-life situation can inspire tens or even hundreds of test permutations, all of which can be continually used to fine-tune existing capabilities.
The Online to Offline pipeline allows us to rapidly convert on-road events into virtual tests.
The Aurora Driver in action
Driver as a Service
Building a technology that can operate any vehicle at any speed gives us a differentiated path to market that spans the mobility industry. To safely and efficiently move people and goods through the world, we’ll launch the Aurora Driver as a “Driver as a service” across the trucking, ride-hailing, and local goods delivery industries. Our first product will be in trucking, with the Aurora Driver safely powering revenue-generating loads for shippers and private fleets along busy corridors in Texas without a human driver.
Building the future of transportation
We’ll leverage the unique strengths of a broad partner ecosystem to create the self-driving infrastructure — including maintenance, dispatch, routing, and on-road support—that’s needed to deliver the Aurora Driver broadly.
We’re working with leading truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles.
The US trucking market is nearly $700B, connecting people with everything from milk to medicine. The Aurora Driver will power the transportation of goods at high volumes between ports, depots, homes, and businesses for shippers and logistics companies, and we’re already making autonomous deliveries for customers in Texas.
Ride-hailing adoption has grown exponentially over the past decade. We have a strategic relationship with Uber to eventually offer the Aurora Driver to customers who use their service. And with the Aurora Driver built to travel safely at high speeds, we’re poised to handle the 60% of bookings that require the ability to drive over 50 mph.
Fleet management services
Our fleet management partners will be important for delivering a commercial operation at scale by maintaining and servicing the vehicle fleets powered by the Aurora Driver.
We’ve forged strategic partnerships with leading transportation companies—including ride-hailing network Uber, truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, tier-one automotive supplier Denso, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles.
Safety in Practice
Safety is the backbone of our business. It’s why we’re developing self-driving technology and it’s at the core of everything we do.
Learn more about our holistic approach to safety, why safety is so crucial to our business, and what we’re doing to ensure safety is the responsibility of every employee at Aurora.