Aurora has an excellent weblog publish up about their upcoming Aurora Horizon service, which is able to function with their upcoming self-driving vehicles. Particularly, the publish options an excellent graphic describing “the center mile” of autonomous trucking.
“…our clients will drop off and choose up their trailers at our terminals, that are positioned at main freight hubs alongside our launch lanes, and the Aurora Driver will maintain the lengthy hauls.”
The weblog publish 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 know-how, 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 in the end from distribution facilities to shops…”
All of that is topic to alter, after all. Since Aurora is a public firm the weblog publish finishes with some boilerplate legalese concerning the future being unknowable:
“… These statements are primarily based on administration’s present assumptions and are neither guarantees nor ensures, however contain recognized and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different necessary components …”
However as a abstract of how an necessary participant within the autonomous trucking business thinks the enterprise will look within the close to future, this weblog publish is terrific.