Fedex has kicked off a collaboration with Aurora – an autonomous technology developer – and PACCAR – one of the largest medium-and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers in the world – to test Aurora’s autonomous driving technology in PACCAR Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AVP) equipped trucks within FedEx linehaul trucking operations. The companies will work together to accelerate the development and scaled deployment of autonomous driving technology.
Earlier this year, Aurora and PACCAR announced a strategic partnership to build and deploy autonomous trucks at scale. This latest collaboration will incorporate the logistics expertise of FedEx to help accelerate the deployment. The three companies will leverage their collective expertise in transportation to advance autonomous technology in linehaul operations.
The pilot will run along FedEx Dallas-Houston parcel lanes, completing the nearly 500-mile round trip route multiple times each week. The trucks will operate autonomously, with a backup driver for additional safety.
This commercial application of Aurora’s Driver technology is the latest addition to the FedEx portfolio of autonomous and robotics solutions, as the company continues to experience record delivery volumes.
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