Cruise, Aurora, Uber or Waymo

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Jun 8 23 Comments

Which one would you bet on and why?

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  • Google verysundar
    Waymo. Not because its a part of Google. But I feel it's going to need massive investment which only Waymo can afford in longer term.
    Jun 8 0
  • Dropbox / Eng
    Boyzzzz

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    Zoox
    Jun 8 4
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      Why? Building a car, the ride-sharing network and the AV stack is too ambitious. They won't ever recoup their R&D cost.

      If I wanted to bet on that kinda company, I would bet on Tesla
      Jun 8
    • It’s indeed very ambitious.. which is why they just steal Tesla IP https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/21/tesla-sues-former-employees-zoox-for-alleged-trade-secret-theft/amp/
      Jun 8
    • Dropbox / Eng
      Boyzzzz

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      Chill i just made that shit up. I don’t care about SDCs.
      Jun 9
    • Zoox Rmbr21
      Lol the Tesla “IP” they stole was the layout of the shipping area and package tracking software.
      Jun 14
  • Lyft 1bigfish
    Waymo and Aurora
    Jun 19 3
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Why aurora?
      Jun 24
    • Aurora
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      Hey M💰FT. It’s a fair question. At a very high level we have a a great culture, strong work ethic, super smart and motivated individuals, an amazing leadership team with expertise in the space, healthy work-life balance, and plenty of upside :) I’ve mentioned this in other threads, but more than happy to connect you with someone internally if you’re ever interested. Feel free to ping 1-1 anytime.
      Jul 1
    • Aurora
      Thanos123

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      Also, I’ve mentioned this on other threads as well, but I think Aurora has huge potential growth ahead and there’s a lot to why I believe that. Some high level things are that Aurora is operating in a huge TAM (a 5-10 trillion dollar potential industry according to projections), it has an amazing founding team and engineering team with a unique vision and approach, it has world class investing partners (who wouldn’t have invested if they didn’t believe in those kinds of multiples in a certain timeframe), and it’s still very early on in its growth as compared with direct competitors (meaning more upside when it comes to your equity). While nothing is guaranteed when you’re signing up with a startup, Aurora is as good of a bet on being valuable than any startup I’ve been too, especially at this stage. Bottom line: you’re joining a company with an amazing team, strong investors, an almost endless amount of funding, an astronomically large market, and a ton of public interest. It’s the best bet for a privately owned AV company on the market at its stage of growth.
      Jul 1
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    I find it fascinating that "startups" are compared with Google (and potentially Tesla with its x00,000 cars) in a space where Data is a big determinant. Like how does a startup even compete with Google's x million miles driven??
    Jun 9 3
    • Facebook tantan85
      +1

      The startups are hoping to be acquired by one of the big players.
      Jun 10
    • Aurora OkjQ51
      Simulation is also an incredibly effective tool for training perception that doesn’t require a big fleet/lots of miles driven.
      Jun 17
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Okay
      Jun 17
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    To clarify, I mean Uber ATG specifically not Uber the mother company
    Jun 8 0
  • Nvidia peicoln
    Nvidia, coz we're cooler than the rest, and our CEO wears a leather jacket
    Jun 8 1
    • Cruise Automation
      I likeBeer

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      Ray Tracing!
      Jun 14
  • Aurora bl!nd4
    This is a multi-trillion dollar market, so I believe there will be multiple winners. Waymo has a head start on the rest, but Aurora is catching up quickly, since we are *the* independent tech provider in the AV space.
    Jun 25 0
  • Airbnb / Eng ckck
    why not zoox
    Jun 24 2
    • Microsoft jslearn
      You can't be serious
      Jun 24
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Lol zoox is a meme company
      Jun 24
  • Facebook / Eng dnpm23
    Nuro
    Jun 9 0
  • Facebook shubidubi
    Waymo has the tech but Uber/Tesla have the infrastructure already.
    Decide what is easier to get next.
    Jun 9 0