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Self-Driving Truck Firm Aurora Plans to Burn $4.3 Billion, Confirms SPAC

Aurora Innovation, the high profile self-driving truck developer, on Thursday confirmed earlier reports that it would go public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company. At the same time, Aurora made no secret of how hard the journey would be: the company projected that it would burn $4.3 billion over the next six years, which means it will need to raise billions of dollars later on...

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