Aurora unveils first version of flagship product ahead of IPO debut, Aurora Driver Beta

Aurora Innovation Inc. is showing no signs of slowing down before it crosses the finish line to becoming a public company. The Pittsburgh-based startup unveiled the beta version of its Aurora Driver, the company’s flagship product that combines data captured from cameras, lidar and other sensors into a perception system that’s capable of autonomously controlling and driving vehicles…

Aurora said the beta product is already being deployed in Texas on a 30-mile section of highway, itself part of a larger 400-mile freight corridor, as part of its previously announced commercial pilot partnership with FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Washington-based truck manufacturer Paccar Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR).