Aurora deploys new hardware kit by end of year6. September 2021
Aurora deploys new hardware kit by end of year
San Francisco, 6/9/2021
Autonomous driving technology developer Aurora announced that its next-generation hardware kit will be deployed in its truck and van fleets by the end of this year.
The Fusion kit combines Aurora’s technology with that of Uber ATG, the self-driving division of Uber, which Aurora acquired in January.
The hardware, consisting of cameras, radar and lidar sensors, will form the basis of the company’s planned truck and ride service launches in 2023 and 2024, respectively.
It will improve the field of view, range and data accuracy of Aurora’s Driver, the computer “brain” responsible for autonomous driving.
Fusion resembles “a television sound bar mounted above a truck cab” and will be used in Peterbilt trucks and Toyota Sienna vehicles.
Aurora is planning an IPO later this year via a SPAC deal that would raise $2 billion for the company and increase its valuation to about $11 billion.
In December, Uber announced it would sell its autonomous vehicle unit, Uber ATG, to Aurora Innovation. Uber has agreed to invest $400 million in Aurora and receive a 26% stake.
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