German automaker Daimler has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support upcoming tests of its self-driving trucks. Daimler's subsidiary Torc Robotics is aiming to achieve Level 4 self-driving technology, which means a vehicle can operate without human intervention.
- Torc is planning to test its self-driving trucks in New Mexico and Virginia.
- Torc's vehicle automation software aggregates and analyzes large amounts of raw data. AWS will equip Torc's engineers with tools to perform tests and simulations.
Amazon's other automotive projects:
- Amazon is an investor in Aurora Innovation, a startup that's developing self-driving technology and electric vehicles.
- In December, Amazon and Blackberry built a cloud-based software platform that enables automakers to streamline vehicle sensor data.
- AWS and BMW built a data hub in December to help the automaker improve its efficiency.