Aurora has an excellent weblog put up up about their upcoming Aurora Horizon service, which is able to function with their upcoming self-driving vehicles. Particularly, the put up options an excellent 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 properly.
“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 vehicles 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 put up 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 necessary elements …”
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 put up is terrific.