Aurora has a terrific weblog submit up about their upcoming Aurora Horizon service, which is able to function with their upcoming self-driving vans. Specifically, the submit options a terrific graphic describing “the center mile” of autonomous trucking.
“…our clients 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 submit additional describes the inspections and documentation which might be 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 know-how, 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 vary, in fact. Since Aurora is a public firm the weblog submit finishes with some boilerplate legalese in regards to the future being unknowable:
“… These statements are primarily based on administration’s present assumptions and are neither guarantees nor ensures, however contain identified and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different necessary components …”
However as a abstract of how an necessary participant within the autonomous trucking trade thinks the enterprise will look within the close to future, this weblog submit is terrific.