Aurora has an incredible weblog publish up about their upcoming Aurora Horizon service, which can function with their upcoming self-driving vans. Particularly, the publish options an incredible graphic describing “the center mile” of autonomous trucking.
“…our prospects 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 deal with the lengthy hauls.”
The weblog publish additional describes the inspections and documentation which can 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 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 vans transfer buyer masses to and from warehouses, and in the end from distribution facilities to shops…”
All of that is topic to alter, in fact. 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 identified and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different vital components …”
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 publish is terrific.