06 January 2022, US, Las Vegas: Robotic truck company Aurora shows off a self-driving semi-truck at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. In the Corona pandemic, interest in autonomous freight transport increased.
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Self-driving startup Aurora Innovation has gone trucking in Texas.
Aurora announced Wednesday that it has begun a pilot test of self-driving tractor-trailers with logistics giant Werner Enterprises. Aurora’s self-driving system – called Aurora Driver – will be operating Werner trucks on a roughly 600-mile stretch of highway between Fort Worth and El Paso.
That particular stretch is an important segment of a heavily traveled truck…