Volvo partners with Aurora to accelerate the deployment of autonomous transport solutions
Volvo Autonomous Solutions has entered a strategic partnership with US-based self-driving company Aurora to develop on-highway autonomous trucks. The long-term partnership will span over several years. The initial focus is on hub-to-hub applications for customers in North America. Its hoped that Automation will create tangible benefits for both customers and society in terms of productivity, safety, sustainability and energy efficiency.
This partnership will integrate the Aurora Driver into Volvo’s on-highway trucks and the development of industry-leading Transport as a Service solution. These solutions build on Volvo’s top products and track record within safety and Aurora’s deep expertise in developing self-driving systems.
“Creating a viable autonomous on-highway offering requires close partnerships with both customers and tech partners to develop the needed capabilities,” says Nils Jaeger, President of Volvo Autonomous Solutions. “This exciting partnership brings our goal of Transport as a service an important step closer and will accelerate our commercial offer for hub-to-hub applications in North America. Aurora is already a leading force in autonomous systems, and its integrated self-driving stack, software, hardware and data services platform combine to offer a clear path towards efficient and safe on-highway solutions in the medium term.”
“Since the first project together in 2018, Aurora has developed a deep respect for Volvo, its engineering process, and its commitment to safety. With the groundwork now laid through the establishment of Volvo Autonomous Solutions and the creation of Aurora’s industry-leading sensor suite, we’re excited to join forces to develop self-driving solutions with Volvo’s impressive network of customers,” said Sterling Anderson, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Aurora.
Previously announced Volvo Group collaborations with partners such as Nvidia and others continue in parallel with the collaboration with Aurora.