Unveiling the Toyota Sienna, powered by the Aurora Driver and built for ride-hailing
Ecosystem | September 20, 2021 | 2 min. read
When we announced our long-term, global, strategic collaboration with Toyota earlier this year, we set out to develop a self-driving car for autonomous ride-hailing. Built upon the progress made by Toyota and Uber ATG, and the integration process we established in the Aurora Driver Development Program, we’ve moved faster than anticipated toward our goal. Today, we’re excited to announce a significant milestone on the path to commercializing Aurora-powered Toyota vehicles designed specifically for autonomous ride-hailing.
In collaboration with Toyota’s world-class engineering team, we’ve defined the requirements that enable the Toyota S-AM, a Hybrid Electric platform, to be safely operated by the Aurora Driver. Now, we’re integrating our Driver with Toyota’s first S-AM vehicles, fresh off of their production line. As we progress through our Development Program with Toyota, we’ll expand testing of this prototype, refine it through pilots, validate it in accordance with our Safety Case Framework and Toyota’s own safety standards, and expect to launch it on ride-hailing networks at scale.
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