Aurora has an amazing weblog submit up about their upcoming Aurora Horizon service, which can function with their upcoming self-driving vehicles. Specifically, the submit options an amazing graphic describing “the center mile” of autonomous trucking.
“…our prospects will drop off and decide up their trailers at our terminals, that are positioned at main freight hubs alongside our launch lanes, and the Aurora Driver will care for the lengthy hauls.”
The weblog submit additional describes the inspections and documentation which are required earlier than and after the journey. On the finish, Aurora mentions the long-term plan to cowl the “first mile” and “final mile”, as properly.
“Sooner or later, as we mature our expertise, we plan to transition to an end-to-end driver-as-a-service model-where Aurora Driver-powered vehicles transfer buyer hundreds to and from warehouses, and finally from distribution facilities to shops…”
All of that is topic to alter, in fact. Since Aurora is a public firm the weblog submit finishes with some boilerplate legalese concerning the future being unknowable:
“… These statements are based mostly on administration’s present assumptions and are neither guarantees nor ensures, however contain recognized and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different vital elements …”
However as a abstract of how an vital participant within the autonomous trucking business thinks the enterprise will look within the close to future, this weblog submit is terrific.