Autonomous driving startup Aurora will collaborate with Toyota and Denso to build and deploy self-driving cars at scale.
The goal of the collaboration is to develop and test driverless-capable vehicles equipped with the Aurora Driver autonomous system. The first vehicle to equip the technology will be the Toyota Sienna and by the end of 2021, the companies will design, build and test a fleet of Siennas at the Aurora Test Site Network.
Additionally, the companies will work together for mass production, launch and support for ride-hailing networks including Uber in the next few years. The companies will explore mass production of key driving components with Denso and services with Toyota for when these vehicles are deployed at scale, including financing, insurance, maintenance and more.
Aurora said it will use its development work on highway driving to support the first commercial product, which will be a driverless truck.