Self-driving truck company Aurora launches pilot with Uber Freight
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By Tina Bellon
(Reuters) – Aurora Innovation Inc on Wednesday said it had launched a pilot program with the freight unit of Uber Technologies Inc to transport goods in Texas and to integrate autonomous trucking into Uber Freight’s shipping platform.
Aurora said it began autonomously transporting loads for Uber Freight customers between Dallas and Houston last week. The company plans to launch its commercial autonomous trucking business by the end of 2023, starting in Texas.
Uber is an investor in Aurora after the self-driving company bought Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit ATG last year and Uber acquired a 26% ownership interest in Aurora.
Uber Freight is a platform that acts as a middleman in connecting shippers who need goods hauled with available truck drivers, oftentimes independent contractors in a …