Aurora’s autonomous trucks and taxis will be available to customers via subscription

Aurora, the autonomous automobile firm based by the previous lead engineer for Google’s self-driving automotive mission, introduced that its autonomous trucks and taxis will be available to customers via subscriptions.

Aurora doesn’t anticipate to roll out its self-driving trucks and ride-hailing automobiles till 2023 and 2024, respectively, however the firm is offering extra element about the way it plans on placing them into industrial operation.

Aurora’s trucking service will be known as “Aurora Horizon,” wherein the corporate says it will present trucking carriers and personal fleets “with a reliable and scalable driver supply powered by the Aurora Driver.” The Aurora Driver is the title the corporate makes use of to describe the {hardware} and software program it makes use of to allow a automobile to drive itself underneath sure circumstances.

The ride-hailing service, known as “Aurora Connect,” will permit automobiles outfitted with the corporate’s Driver expertise to combine ride-hailing community software program so it may be used as a taxi.

Aurora’s customers gained’t be particular person truckers or ride-hailing passengers, however fairly the logistics companies and firms that function for-hire automobile fleets. In that respect, Aurora is in search of to distinguish itself from different firms within the autonomous automobile world, that are in search of to be each expertise suppliers and fleet operators.

Aurora’s determination to make its self-driving automobiles available by subscription is exclusive, however not utterly exceptional. The firm says that subscribers to both Aurora Horizon or Aurora Connect will have entry to the Aurora Driver, a mission management system known as Aurora Beacon, and a roadside help program and prolonged assist known as Aurora Shield.

The firm isn’t revealing the worth of its subscription merchandise.

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