Engineering a Driverless Future


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By HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of the self-driving technology startup Aurora, joins Azeem Azhar to explore the state-of-play of self-driving technology, the criticisms the tech must address, and the huge challenges to be overcome before we trust a computer to drive our kids to school.

They also discuss:

  • How Aurora’s founders built their “no jerks,” team-oriented culture.
  • The importance of new LIDAR sensors (light-radar) for achieving faster speeds with bigger vehicles.
  • Why Aurora is skipping the baby steps and heading straight for the prize of fully autonomous driving (in specified locations and conditions).


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