Aurora partners with Amazon Web Services for the development of autonomous vehicles

Aurora has already worked with Volvo, Toyota, Hyundai and Kia.


The autonomous startup Aurora announced that it will use data giant Amazon Web Services to power its cloud-based machine learning and simulation-based development for autonomous vehicle technology.

Aurora, which received investments from Hyundai and Kia back in 2019 and went to acquire the autonomous vehicles business of Uber last year, has also recently partnered with Volvo on autonomous trucks and Toyota to develop a fleet of Autonomous Siena.

The AV startup will use the capabilities of AWS both online and offline. Offline, Aurora will also use AWS for testing, high-definition mapping, machine learning, and development of the Aurora Driver software stack. In the cloud, Aurora will use AWS to analyze and store the petabytes of sensor data collected during actual road tests. Plus, it plans to run up to 12 million physics-based driving simulations per day through its AWS-powered virtual test suite by the end of 2021. That’s a lot of robotic driving practice.

AWS will be used to store and analyze the petabytes of data generated during real-world testing.


This week at the Re: Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services also announced its AWS for Automotive initiative and AWS IoT Fleetwise service, courting automakers, startups, fleet managers and logistics companies with “Tools specifically designed for connected mobility, autonomous development, digital customer engagement, product design and engineering, manufacturing and supply chain.” Autonomous and connected cars are just the latest feathers from AWS, already the one of the world’s largest providers of cloud computing and storage services covering just about every corner of the internet.

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