Aurora has incorporated Peterbilt's New Model 579 into its self-driving heavy-duty test fleet.  -  Photo: Peterbilt

Aurora has incorporated Peterbilt's New Model 579 into its self-driving heavy-duty test fleet.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt unveiled the first Model 579 equipped with the Aurora Driver Level 4 advanced autonomous system during the CES 2022 convention in Las Vegas.

Aurora has incorporated the New Model 579 into its self-driving heavy-duty test fleet, which is hauling freight for customers today.

“Our partnership with Paccar to co-develop self-driving Class 8 trucks builds on a deep technical foundation and years of collective expertise. The team is making progress as we prepare to launch Peterbilt’s first autonomous trucks at scale,” said Sterling Anderson, Aurora’s chief product officer and co-founder, in a press release. “Together, we’re building a product and business that will make our roads safer and our supply chains more efficient, and we’re excited to share a glimpse into that future at CES.”

Introduced in early-2021, the Model 579 is the most technologically advanced truck Peterbilt has ever built, company officials said. The model features improvements to aerodynamics, efficiency, driver comfort and technology. (Check out Heavy Duty Trucking’s Senior Equipment Editor Jack Robert’s test drive of the New Model 579 to learn more.)

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