Aurora closes acquisition of Uber ATG, forms partnership with PACCAR

Autonomous vehicle company Aurora has closed its acquisition of Uber’s Pittsburgh-based self-driving unit, according to a news release.

Aurora, based in both Pittsburgh and Palo Alto, California, announced the acquisition of Uber Advanced Technologies Group, a division of Uber Technologies Inc., in December.

The deal increased Aurora’s employees from 600 to more than 1,600. Aurora, which already had operations in Pittsburgh; Mountain View, California; San Francisco; Dallas ;and Bozeman, Montana, confirmed the deal added locations in Seattle; Louisville, Colorado; and Wixom, Michigan…

Urmson also announced that Aurora entered into a strategic partnership with PACCAR, a Bellevue, Washington-based manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks. Aurora aims to enter the commercial market first through the trucking industry with its Aurora Driver technology.