Aurora has an ideal weblog put up up about their upcoming Aurora Horizon service, which can function with their upcoming self-driving vans. Particularly, the put up options an ideal 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 care for the lengthy hauls.”
The weblog put up 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 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 hundreds to and from warehouses, and finally from distribution facilities to shops…”
All of that is topic to alter, in fact. Since Aurora is a public firm the weblog put up finishes with some boilerplate legalese concerning 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 components …”
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 put up is terrific.