A partnership between Volkswagen and self-driving vehicle startup Aurora has ended, according to a report by the Financial Times, citing three people familiar with the matter.
A spokesperson from VW confirmed the news, telling TechCrunch that “activities under our partnership have been concluded.” VW did not provide any further details.
Aurora didn’t provide any details either, accept to say VW Group has been a “wonderful partner” since its early days of development of its self-driving vehicle stack dubbed the Aurora Driver.
Aurora, a nearly three-year-old startup that has raised $530 million, develops and supplies the “full-stack solution” for self-driving vehicles. It has existing partnerships with Hyundai, Byton and more recently Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as well as several other unnamed companies, which it alluded to in