How are Cruise Automation, Waymo, Aurora doing?

Jun 24, 2019 18 Comments

How are the self-driving car companies doing? Waymo obviously has the biggest advantage with unlimited budget but how are they doing in general?

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  • Microsoft qawsedrf
    Aurora is getting dumped by VW in favor of Argo so they’re probably falling behind
    Jun 24, 2019 7
    • Aurora
      Thanos123

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      Have to side with popen on this one. While the optics of the VW deal seems initially unfavorable to Aurora (due to a clickbaity headline), the reality is the partnership wasn’t mutually beneficial. Obviously can’t get into private/internal information, but Aurora’s position in the relationship has been and continues to be very strong. VWs move was not a sign of a lack of confidence, but rather a business decision that they felt was more favorable to their terms.
      Jul 1, 2019
    • Aurora
      Thanos123

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      And I see what Gargo is saying and agree with the first half of the statement. But I do believe Aurora has a true identity- it’s building a Driver, one that will be able to power any vehicle in the future. There’s no ambiguity on the mission and goal, and for being such a young company there is a surprising amount of maturity embedded within the company from its inception. This is most likely due to the fact that the leaders have led entire divisions at Google/Waymo, Tesla/Autopliot, Uber/ATG, and SpaceX. It’s a truly once in a lifetime type team for such a niche space, and the potential for this company is extremely exciting.
      Jul 1, 2019
  • If work life balance is even slightly important to you, avoid Cruise. Theres immense pressure to get shit out the door in short period of time. All the time.
    Jun 28, 2019 3
    • Nutanix / Eng cfgffgjji
      Agreed with Hulu. How are they faring against the competition?
      Jun 28, 2019
    • Cruise Automation ntaolne$*2
      Completely agree. Avoid Cruise at all cost if you even want a tiny slice of work-life balance.
      Jul 8, 2019
  • Aurora
    Thanos123

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    Join Aurora. 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 :) More than happy to connect you with someone internally if you’re ever interested. Feel free to ping 1-1 anytime.
    Jul 1, 2019 0
  • Hulu xtEfg
    i'm having the similar question- is now a good time to join a self-driving company?
    Jun 24, 2019 2
    • Cruise Automation gfjykjjvgd
      It’s perfect time. No glory, only hard work 👌
      Jun 25, 2019
    • Nutanix / Eng syjdtub
      OP
      How’s life at cruise?
      Jun 25, 2019
  • VMware *123#
    Another question, what is going to happen if nobody really solve this problem completely?
    Jun 24, 2019 1
    • US Navy / Mgmt mjTB56
      And will they ever break the car<—>sw link?
      Jun 24, 2019

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