Self-Driving Cars
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Self-Driving Cars

The AV Software Assembly Line

Protocol asked ten autonomous vehicle executives, “What do people most often get wrong in discussions about autonomous vehicles?” Cruise’s SVP of Engineering, Mo Elshenaway, answered:

This was probably the biggest surprise upon joining Cruise, which is embarrassing to admit. Cruise has invested tremendously in developing an entire AV software infrastructure that supports the core AV stack. There are front-end engineers working on visualization tools for machine learning scientists, and site reliability engineers ensuring the performance of cloud services. It’s a little bit like an iceberg, 90% of the activity is below the surface of what we might think of as “core AV engineering.”

The rest of the answers in the article are great, too, including Sterling Anderson (Aurora), Jesse Levinson (Zoox), and Raquel Urtasun (Waabi).

Originally published at http://davidsilver.blog on July 8, 2021.

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