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"roy briggs" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Or less exposure to this engine gains. Today's Wall Street actually, US market looks relatively safe from Bloomberg intelligence, boomer. Baker McCarthy joins us right now. Hugo with bowls weenie and Lisa Abramowicz. Listened today on Bloomberg. Podcasts. Amazon is hitting the gas on self driving cars ecommerce giant announced an investment in the autonomous technology startup Aurora innovation as part of the company's five hundred thirty million dollars series. Be funding round founded in a few years ago. Aurora works with automakers to design and develop sensors software and data services needed to deploy autonomous cars. The funding round led by sequoia capital is a company more than two and a half billion dollar. Joining us to discuss the young co-founder Christopher sent who. Also ran Google self driving car unit for a time. Chris great have you back here on the show? Thanks so much for having me so Amazon that was a surprise that peaked our interest why Amazon getting into self driving cars. Well, you have to ask them that. But but from our perspective, it's amazing to have a great park. Right. These this is a company that is technology giants, and there are massive logistics company. So we're just excited to have them as a partner, and we'll see if making a customer, so how'd. The conversations play out then from what you can tell us from your side. You know? How do you see this being integrated into Amazon someday, perhaps, well, I how I can't really speak to Amazon, but let me think about how we think about it. So at Aurora, we're building driver, and that driver, we think can move people and ultimately will move goods as well. And we look at Amazon and see this incredible logistics company, and we look at an opportunity to help them with that overtime, so potentially self-driving Amazon cars bringing packages to our doors. I think delivering goods for sure so talk to us about where Aurora is now because you make hardware you make software you Volkswagen. It's an Hyundai. It's a sort of stack you well, what does that technology do? So we're building a driver. And the idea is you should be able to get in your car and sit back read a book or have a nap get for me to be we've been added for about two hundred about two years now, and we've got this great group of people who've joined us, so we're about two hundred people now, and it's exciting to see the progress we're making on the soft. So for the technology that exists today or is that on the roads today? Is that driving these cars for them? So for we're still developing it. So we don't have a product that yet we shipped to customers. But our test team is out in the roads. We've got vehicles on the roads in California and Pennsylvania as well. So when you say driver, this is a fundamentally different approach than for example, Google has taken tesla has taken right. I think it's it's probably similar to the way the Google's approach against. So they're building a driver. And they're integrating that they're buying vehicles from people then doing what they're going to do with it. Our model was do the best in the world that we think that is building that that driving capabilities, then we go and work with companies like folks by again and high end and ultimately with other companies in the transportation sector, we're really excited about though is that we're actually an independent player. And so people that are working with us have confidence that we're going to be supporting them and their interests. So what do you make of what's happening in the in the sort of broader industry, of course, what's happening at Google tesla. And you see all these other traditional automakers trying to get into self driving cars in some ways, it's moved quickly in other ways. It's moved way more slowly than some might expect. Like, I went in the Google self driving car in twenty eleven haven't had a chance to do that again. Sure. Now, I think what's what we're seeing is this technology that has incredible opportunity to save lives and make the roads more efficient and less expensive and more accessible to get around. And like anything that's going to be transformational. It takes a while. So it's a new technology, and it's bridging between industries between the technology industry and the auto industry, and anytime you have that level of complexity takes awhile to figure it out. So who do you think the winters aren't who? Do you think the losers are going to be it's not as era some game? I think so I think obviously roar is going to be one of the winners. But we look at it. And we see this incredible greenfield, right? This is amazing opportunity to go and take the next step and democratizing transportation. And we're going to be there with our partners. And we think there's lots of room for for others to play to what are the technical challenges that you continue to work through. I mean, there's some really deeply moral and ethical issues that you have to work through when you're building a self driving car which way does it go see if it sees a person on the road this way or personnel that way. So I think the heart of it is really anticipating what others are going to drive on the road. So our vehicles today do a good job of seeing other other people whether it's a pedestrian and cyclist rather car, and then you know, what are they about to do next? Are they about to step on the road is that that vehicle about to make a lane change in front of us? And if you can do that. Well, then you become what we talked about as a human defensive driver. And then you avoid these kind of catch twenty two situation. How car no what another car is going to do? Do is there aren't necessarily signals like maybe they they didn't use a blinker. Yeah. Did made a last minute decision. I think that's that's part of the challenge. There are subtle cues cars driving while even if it doesn't turn on the turn signal if it starts to drift in the lane. It might be about to make a lane change. If it's about if you're approaching an intersection, it might be that some car wants to make a move over. And that's part of the part of the magic of this technology is getting to the point where we're picking up those subtle cues in the software and then reacting to them safely. So what are the carmakers saying to you you neither your partners and potential parkers? Well, they're recognizing that this is an important technology. Right. They see this as part of their future that that for many of them. They're going to move from being carmakers to people that companies that provide mobility and the key ingredient to that is is having a driver in their system. And that's what ROY Briggs to them so half a billion dollars is a lot of money. How do you plan to spend that we're really excited? Right. That's an incredible vote of confidence for a young company. And the folks we have around the table with sequoia, Amazon and T Rowe price. It's great. And we're going to spend it on building. Great hiring. Great people bring it in. Right. This is a big problem. And we need lots of people, and that'll be a big part of it. All right. Chris cofounder of Aurora. Good to have you back here on the show. Congrats thanks so much coming up competition in food delivery is getting.
"roy briggs" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
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