Aurora Innovation

Building on Dallas-Houston Pilot, Uber Freight & Aurora Offer Early Access to Autonomous Trucking to ‘Hundreds of Carriers’

by | Jun 25, 2024
After years of successful Dallas-Houston Uber Freight runs using Aurora's self-driving truck technology, the companies have launched Premier Autonomy—giving "hundreds of carriers" priority access to autonomous truck capacity through 2030.
Aurora Hits Key Milestone on Its Path To Rolling Driverless Trucks Between Dallas and Houston This Year
by | Jan 8, 2024
In partnership with Continental—which is based in Germany with a U.S. HQ in Auburn Hills, Michigan—Aurora says the two companies have finalized the design and architecture of the future fallback system and hardware of the Aurora Driver. Aurora aims to begin rolling totally human-free trucks on I-45 between Dallas and Houston in late 2024.
Aurora Opens Driverless Truck Terminal in Houston to Bookend Its I-45 South Dallas Terminal
by | Nov 1, 2023
Aurora Innovation—which aims to begin rolling totally human-free trucks between Dallas and Houston by late 2024—said nearly half of all truck freight in Texas moves along I-45 between Dallas and Houston, making the corridor an ideal route for Aurora’s commercial launch.

Aurora Keeps on (Autonomously) Truckin’ with Release of Its Driver Beta 5.0 System

by | Dec 20, 2022
Aurora Innovation is already hauling freight with its self-driving trucks from Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston and El Paso, for customers including FedEx, Uber Freight, Werner, and Schneider. The release of its Aurora Driver Beta 5.0 adds detection and appropriate response to emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire engines, and law enforcement vehicles, along with other enhanced capabilities.
Aurora Hires Former Ryder CTO, Opens New Terminals in Fort Worth and El Paso to Support Autonomous Pilot Partnership with Werner
by | Apr 6, 2022
Former Ryder CTO Kendra Phillips will lead Aurora's trucking and logistics partner programs. The newest one—a Fort Worth-El Paso hauling route for Werner Enterprises—is a key link in the commercial thoroughfare from L.A. to Atlanta. But it's a flat, monotonous run that many truck drivers find unappealing—making it a key test case for the Aurora Driver.
Aurora Unveils Ride-Hailing Test Fleet, Gives Toyota Execs an Autonomous Ride Toward DFW Airport
by | Mar 23, 2022
Aurora capped off a six-month pilot test of its autonomous Toyota S-AM minivans in Dallas-Fort Worth by giving Toyota North America CEO Ted Ogawa and other execs a ride toward DFW Airport yesterday.

Aurora will continue to test and develop its ride-hailing and autonomous trucking tech from Dallas, including a new trucking route from Dallas to El Paso. It expects to launch its ride-hailing product, Aurora Connect, in late 2024.