Aurora has a terrific weblog publish up about their upcoming Aurora Horizon service, which can function with their upcoming self-driving vans. Particularly, the publish options a terrific 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 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 effectively.
“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 vans transfer buyer masses to and from warehouses, and finally 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 in regards to the future being unknowable:
“… These statements are based mostly on administration’s present assumptions and are neither guarantees nor ensures, however contain identified and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different essential elements …”
However as a abstract of how an essential participant within the autonomous trucking business thinks the enterprise will look within the close to future, this weblog publish is terrific.