PACCAR, Aurora and FedEx launch autonomous truck commercial pilot
This is the first collaboration of its kind between a truck manufacturer, an autonomous technology developer and a logistics provider.
Starting September 22,, PACCAR’s autonomously enabled trucks configured with the Aurora autonomous Driver will haul FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston, a 500-mile round trip, along the I-45 corridor.
The trucks will operate autonomously, with a backup driver for additional safety.
In January 2021, PACCAR announced a strategic alliance with Aurora to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. The strategic alliance will integrate PACCAR’s state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle platform with the Aurora Driver to enhance the safety and operational efficiency of PACCAR’s customers. ■