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      Exclusive Partnership between Continental and Aurora: Autonomous Trucking Systems for Broad Usage

      • Increased safety, reduced fuel consumption, shorter delivery times
      • Hardware-as-a-service business model: Revenue based on mileage planned in the U.S. from 2027
      • Easier access for carriers and commercial fleet operators, huge potential to significantly advance modern transportation


      Continental and Aurora Innovation, Inc. are realizing the first commercially scalable autonomous system for the commercial vehicle industry in the United States. Continental contributes decades of know-how in the field of system development for safe and reliable vehicle solutions and in this course supplies the entire hardware kit and a new fallback system, covering the full chain of effects. The hardware kit for autonomous driving, for example, consists of sensors, their cleaning, control units for assisted and automated driving (ADCU), high-performance computers (HPC) and telematics units. In the unlikely event of a failure in the primary autonomy system, the fallback system is designed to ensure a driverless truck can continue the driving task until it reaches a safe position.

      Together, Continental and Aurora are opening up entirely new transportation options and paving the way for a comprehensive introduction in the autonomous driving market. The autonomous truck systems will ease the burden on the freight transport value chain, improve road safety and support freight forwarders and fleet operators in significantly reducing costs. The first joint production start is expected in 2027.

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      Jennifer Weyrich

      Media Spokesperson and Topic Manager Autonomous Mobility

      Continental Automotive

      (On maternity leave)