Amazon invests in self-driving car startup Aurora

Aurora Innovation, the autonomous tech startup run by the former head of Google’s self-driving car division, just landed a funding round of half a billion dollars from a large group of investors — and Amazon was one of them. It’s the latest sign that the online retail giant is pushing hard into the world of autonomy. Late last month, CNBC discovered that self-driving truck startup Embark has been hauling Amazon cargo on some of its test runs. One week before that, Amazon announced it had developed a small autonomous delivery robot named Scout. Amazon has poked at a number of different sections of the automotive industry, too. It released a dashboard product with Alexa, and has integrated the voice assistant into a number of cars. The... Continue reading…

Amazon invests in self-driving car startup Aurora

A self-driving car technology startup founded by former Google, Tesla and Uber executives said Thursday it secured $530 billion in new funding that included a "significant" investment from Amazon.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from TechXplore

Amazon invests in self-driving car startup Aurora, Fri 8 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Amazon invests in a self-driving car startup

Amazon is clearly interested in autonomy between its delivery drone project and Scout robots, but it's taking that commitment one step further. The tech giant has participated ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Engadget

Tesla shares slide after Amazon invests in self-driving company, Aurora

Self-driving car startup Aurora raised more than $530 million in funding from investors, including Amazon.        

Thu 7 Feb 19 from USA today

Aurora Innovation self-driving startup scores big Amazon investment - Roadshow

The e-commerce giant's motivations regarding autonomous tech remain a mystery.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Startup Aurora gets $530 million boost to build self-driving cars

Self-driving car startup Aurora has raised more than $530 million in fresh funding, bucking recent skepticism by investors and industry players that autonomous vehicle technology has been overhyped. ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Autonomous Driving Startup Aurora Raises $530 Million In New Funding From Amazon, Sequoia

Autonomous driving startup Aurora Innovation has completed an new $530 million funding round that included a major investment from Amazon.

Sun 10 Feb 19 from CleanTechnica


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