FedEx’s self-driving trucks have amassed 600 miles without a signal safety incident as the company looks to increase their use.

Aurora’s self-driving trucks, based on the new Peterbilt 579, began transporting FedEx cargo between Aurora’s new facilities in Fort Worth and El Paso in March 2022.

Aurora is making the 600-mile trip with safety drivers on board once a week and plans to expand the frequency of excursions in the coming months.

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On a regular basis, Aurora transports packages for FedEx between its South Dallas facility and its new Houston terminal.

Since the commercial trial began in September 2021, Aurora has delivered FedEx goods between Dallas and Houston on schedule, regardless of weather or time of day.

Each journey, the Aurora Driver Aurora’s self-driving technology solution is autonomously transporting packages for thousands of FedEx customers.

Aurora accomplished daily hauls during the peak holiday season of 2021, FedEx’s busiest time of year. To now, the firms have traveled 60,000 kilometers with no accidents

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Aurora’s success during this test highlights the value proposition autonomous trucking offers for transportation and logistics providers as the company works toward the commercial launch of its autonomous vehicles, according to a news statement from the company.

Rebecca Yeung, corporate vice president of operations science and advanced technology for FedEx Corporation said: “Aurora has been a like-minded collaborator, helping us learn from and grow our autonomous trucking solutions,”

Yeung said: “We look forward to our continued work together as we test further integration of autonomous technology into our operations to build a collaborative, robust network of solutions to respond to growing customer demand.”

Source: HDT Trucking info

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