14 Facts About Aurora Innovation


Aurora Innovation, Inc, doing business as Aurora, is an American self-driving vehicle technology company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in Mountain View, California.

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Aurora Innovation partnered with Toyota and Denso to develop self-driving taxis.

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Aurora Innovation announced that it had signed deals with Volkswagen and Hyundai to develop self-driving software for commercial vehicles in January 2018.

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At CES 2018, which took place in the same month, Nvidia announced that they would be partnering with Aurora Innovation to provide hardware for Aurora Innovation's self-driving systems, such as Nvidia's Xavier processor.

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Aurora Innovation became the first self-driving vehicle company authorized to test its vehicles in Pennsylvania in October 2018.

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In May 2019, Aurora Innovation acquired Blackmore, a Bozeman, Montana-based company focusing on Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave lidar.

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In June 2019, Aurora Innovation announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to develop self-driving technology in commercial vans.

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Aurora Innovation expanded its operations to Texas in June 2020, bringing a fleet of test vehicles into the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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In July 2020, Aurora Innovation debuted its own long-range lidar system called “FirstLight.

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In January 2021, Aurora Innovation announced it was partnering with PACCAR to develop its first commercial product, a driverless truck.

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In February 2021, Aurora Innovation partnered with Toyota and Denso to develop self-driving taxis.

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In March 2021, Aurora Innovation acquired 5D lidar company OURS Technology, a silicon photonics startup.

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In March 2022, Aurora Innovation unveiled its test fleet of autonomous Toyota Sienna robotaxi.

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In May 2022, Aurora Innovation announced the expansion of the organisations self-driving freight pilot with FedEx.

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