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PACCAR, Aurora and FedEx launch autonomous truck commercial pilot

Christian Fernsby |
PACCAR has teamed up with Aurora and FedEx to launch a commercial pilot of autonomous trucks in linehaul trucking operations.

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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.

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