These are Aurora’s first full year financial results since becoming a publicly traded company in September 2021.
FedEx to test Aurora’s autonomous trucks
This industry-first, three-way collaboration will actively test autonomous operations on parcel routes between Dallas and Houston, TX
Aurora taking autonomous vehicle tech public via SPAC
After the deal closes, Aurora will have raised another $1 billion from private investors involved in the SPAC.
Aurora acquires LiDAR startup OURS Technology
This is the second LiDAR startup Aurora acquired in less than two years. In May 2019, Aurora acquired Montana-based Blackmore.
Aurora partners with Denso, Toyota on robotaxi development
We posed the following question on a recent episode of The Robot Report Podcast: why did Aurora buy Uber’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG)? Well, it appears access to Uber’s existing investors and partners was a big reason why. Aurora today announced a partnership with Toyota and Denso. The companies will develop a fleet of autonomous…
Best week ever for robotaxis?
In a normal week, Boston Dynamics being acquired by Hyundai Motors for nearly $1 billion would be the biggest story. But this week has been anything but normal. This has arguably been the best week ever for the development of autonomous vehicles. Robotaxis, in particular, marked new milestones. Waymo has officially opened up its robotaxi…
Why did Aurora buy Uber ATG?; Robotics thriving in Pittsburgh
Welcome to Episode 27 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community. You can subscribe to The Robot Report Podcast on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, SoundCloud, Spotify and more. Please subscribe…
Uber sells self-driving unit to Aurora, ending a tumultuous era
Uber has abandoned efforts to develop self-driving cars in-house. Uber said today it is selling its self-driving unit, the Pittsburgh-based Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), to Aurora, an autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Amazon and Sequoia Capital. Uber is investing $400 million into Palo Alto, Calif.-based Aurora to take a 26% stake in the combined…
Aurora expands testing of autonomous vehicles into Texas
Autonomous trucks aren’t without challenges, but there’s growing consensus the paths to commercialization and profitability are easier than with robo-taxis.
Argo AI, Aurora, Cruise, Pony.ai, Uber halt self-driving tests due to COVID-19
Several companies are now following in Waymo’s footsteps and suspending testing of autonomous vehicles. Argo AI, Aurora, GM’s Cruise, Pony.ai and Uber all announced they have suspended driverless vehicle programs in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Waymo said yesterday it is temporarily suspending its Waymo One ride-hailing service in the…
Self-driving car startup Aurora acquires Blackmore for Doppler lidar tech
Which is better for self-driving cars — multiple sensors including lidar, or cameras? Aurora Innovation is betting on Doppler lidar innovator Blackmore Sensors and Analytics.
Aurora raises $530M Series B as Amazon joins self-driving car race
Self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. today said it had raised $530 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital. The most noteworthy investor is Amazon.com Inc. Other participants included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Geodesic, Shell Ventures, and Reinvent Capital, as well as previous investors Greylock and Index Ventures. Funds advised by T. Rowe Price…