Use of automobile and development of theirs are expanding and growing largely. In a competitive market there are various companies and largest car makers like Volkswagen, Renault, Tesla, Nissan etc. In these worlds’s largest carmaker Volkswagen came with big bashing news that they would with Silicon Valley firm Aurora in order to create self-driving cars, hoping to place fleets of autonomous taxis to city streets by 2021.
This joint venture will help VW to gain access to an experienced and globally leading development team in software and hardware of driverless vehicles, as said by Wolfsburg based group said in a statement. The foundation lad by former driving chiefs from Google, Tesla and Uber, Aurora makes technology that has already been tested in SUV’s from VW subsidiary Audi with a “satisfying and good results.”
The plan for 2018 by VW is to outfit scores of cars with the self driving system as a test fleet and like other firms in the autonomous driving field; Aurora is claimed as “America’s hottest self driving start-ups. The Silicon Valley has sought out an established carmaker to make its high-tech visions a reality.
There had been few highlights as exclaimed by Tesla for new auto car-makers which has fallen far short of flamboyant billionaire, founder of Elon Musk’s Production targets for its coveted mass –market Model 3 electric car. The makers at Aurora are to make self-driving vehicles a reality. They know they will get there sooner if they enter in partnership with other auto carmakers as said by chief executive and Google veteran Chris Urmson.
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An income stream is also offered by Volkswagen to Aurora and that include licensing fees paid by VW and later the share of the revenue from the hoped-for fleets of autonomous taxis and slated for testing in Silicon Valley and the northern German city of Hamburg in the coming years. The partnership started between Wolfsburg-based VW and Aurora by South Korea’s Hyundai, where they are also hoping there autonomous vehicles will put rubber to the road by 20121.
There were many ups and downs and massive reputational and financial damage from its “emissiongate”, from then Volkswagen are striving to build electric powered autonomous future. The thought of long and hard about the risk of being exploited for an image-polishing campaign but VW leadership presented them how to use and execute technological transformation in their company and work towards the future.