View from a Visionary
- Magazine Article
When a blueprint for “the 21st century mobility engineer” finally emerges-defined by expertise in computer engineering, robotics, and the ability to sling a mean soldering gun-Chris Urmson may well be its model. Fifteen years ago while a Ph.D candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, he assisted a NASA team test a robot for Mars exploration. Today he's CEO and co-founder of Aurora, a new company developing self-driving technology, and aiming to deliver its benefits safely, quickly, and broadly. As part of that Aurora is working with Volkswagen, Hyundai and Byton, the Chinese luxury self-driving-EV startup.