Aurora lands exclusive partnership with Continental to scale autonomous driving tech

The partnership is the first of its kind for the industry, Aurora said, which will see the Strip District-based company work hand-in-hand with the German multinational automotive parts manufacturer to design, develop and validate Aurora’s self-driving system for the trucking industry. The two firms will also work to ensure the delivery and service of this system, which Aurora is hoping to initially ship before the end of 2024 as part of a subscription-based service called Aurora Horizon…

The partnership will also see Aurora and Continental work together to devise a fallback system in the event that a driverless truck runs into a situation where it can no longer proceed along its route.

Aurora said the partnership is one that is based on a hardware-as-a-service business model that will have its costs determined by mileage driven.