"We are always looking to invest in innovative, customer-obsessed companies, and Aurora is just that". Startup Aurora is a developer of full-stack self-driving software systems for automakers.
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Aurora - a self-driving vehicle company, has secured a funding of more than US$ 530 million from Amazon and Sequoia among others. Chris Urmson, the chief executive, was an early leader of the driverless-car project launched within Google that has since become Waymo, now widely seen as the first robotaxi business to emerge. It competes with companies like Alphabet's Waymo and Argo AI (Ford) and Cruise (GM). Embark also received significant funding from Sequoia past year and has raised $47 million overall to date. They even have a team dedicated to building autonomous vehicle technology, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Aurora is among dozens of startups, automakers and large technology companies working on self-driving auto systems, eager to capitalize on a sea change in the transportation industry brought by developments in machine learning. In a blog piece published on Medium, Aurora explains: "Moreover, all Aurora-powered vehicles carry a common set of self-driving hardware and run the same self-driving software, allowing Aurora and its partners to benefit from the collective scale of all participants...learn [ing] from the combined experience of all vehicles on the platform".
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Robinson, a leader on the Chiefs team that won Super Bowl IV in 1970, played 12 seasons with the Dallas Texans and Kansas City. Brandt helped build one of the most dominant franchises in sports along with Hall of Famers Tex Schramm and Tom Landry.
For Aurora's Urmson, who has been working on the technology for more than a decade, this isn't a race: "We're clear with our investors that this is a long road", he said, "and at the end of that road is incredible impact on improving safety and mobility".
A self driving Volvo XC90 outside 737 Harrisonn in San Francisco, Calif., the unmarked headquarters of Otto, an autonomous trucking company acquired by Uber in 2016.
Many companies, however, have encountered technical challenges that have derailed their timelines to deliver self-driving cars and raised questions about the feasibility of deploying fleets of autonomous vehicles in crowded cities.
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That converted try took the sting out of the Murrayfield crowd until Laidlaw's second penalty put Scotland within a score. Scotland - Try: Sam Johnson. "Blair Kinghorn was great last week and him being on the bench is excellent for us".
New Zealand vs India on February 6
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British actor Albert Finney dies at 82
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Greece backs Macedonia's NATO accession
The two countries remained deadlocked over Macedonia's name for the duration of the younger country's existence. We did what is right", Tsipras told parliament during a debate on Friday.
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The whole process should take about two weeks , after which all items and V-Bucks will be in a unified under one happy roof. One account must have played on Xbox One or Switch and the other must have been played on PlayStation 4.
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The earnings report came a day after several companies operating in China sounded warning bells over Asia's largest economy. That compares with an estimate for revenue of 118.9 billion yuan (€15.40 billion) from 31 analysts polled by Refinitiv.