FedEx has announced a collaboration with Aurora and PACCAR to test Aurora’s autonomous driving technology in PACCAR Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AVP) equipped trucks within its linehaul trucking operations. The collaboration aims to accelerate the development and scaled deployment of autonomous driving technology in a safe and thoughtful way.
It follows the announcement of Aurora and PACCAR’s own strategic partnership to build and deploy autonomous trucks at scale. This latest collaboration will leverage the logistics expertise of FedEx to help accelerate the deployment. The three companies will leverage their collective expertise in transportation to advance autonomous technology in linehaul operations.
The pilot has already begun and will run along FedEx’s Dallas-Houston parcel lanes – completing the nearly 500-mile round trip route multiple times each week. The trucks will operate autonomously, with a backup driver for additional safety.