The autonomous driving industry is being expanded in the spotlight, with cutting -edge technology one after another.It is widely recognized that autonomous driving solutions are useful for preventing new colon virus infections, and the momentum for practical use is increasing.
In such an autonomous driving industry, there are countless startups that jump out of the front line with the latest technology and ideas as weapons, raising the technical level of the entire industry.And many of these startups are the existence of engineers.
There are many cases where you are founded while studying specialized knowledge, and engineers who start a business in an independent form after gaining experience with a developing company.In some cases, representatives themselves are leading the lead in development sites such as mechatronics and robotics.
This time, let's introduce a company with engineer -based owners.
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Invested in Tesla, who has just founded, has been a co -founder, and has been a long -time chairman, and is a representative of engineer entrepreneurs.
Mr. Musk, who purchased a computer at the age of 10 and improved his own programming technology, went to the Queen's University in Canada, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University (dropped out of school), and provided online content, and online financial services.We founded X.COM, which provides, and space X for rocket development.
He is also enthusiastic about AI development, and is also investing in NEURALINK, a startup that develops neurological and technology, including participating in non -profit organizations that study AI.
Although he resigned from Tesla's chairman with SNS posting, he has been skilled as a CEO as a CEO.It is announced.
[Reference] Regarding Elon Musk, see "Iron Musk's AI strategic EV automatic driving, or even in the brain? Tesla is developed in -house."
Jen Seung Fan, a major semiconductor, is also known as an electrical engineer engineer.He studied electrical engineering at Oregon State University and Stanford University, gained development experience with electronic equipment manufacturing companies, and jointly established NVIDIA.
He has been awarded the Honorable Ph.D. from Oregon State University, contributing $ 30 million at Stanford University, built an engineering center with his own name.
The company's autonomous driving platform is widely used, from automakers to startups, and is an impression that the position in the automatic driving industry is increasing year by year.
[Reference] For NVIDIA, refer to "Automatic Driving Technology @ CES 2020, all NVIDIA technology".
Austin Russell, a young founder of Luminar Technologies, a startup for LIDAR development, is also an active engineer.He studied physics at Stanford University at the age of 16 and focused on Lidar's possibility.He dropped out and launched the company at the age of 17, utilizing the research scholarship system.
The company's LIDAR has been the focus of the industry, with the Toyota Group's TRI adopted the system of the new experimental vehicle "Platform 3.0" in 2017, and has been over $ 250 million (approximately 27 billion yen) so far.Successful funding.
Currently, the company is working to mass -produce the low -cost product "IRIS" by 20202.It seems to be a slim design that can be observed up to 500 meters away, and is easy to integrate into a vehicle roof line.
[Reference] For Luminar Technologies, refer to "Lidar" and US Luminar for the 23 -year -old prodigy CEO that Toyota loved.
He is known for its establishment in 2010, a British AI researcher and brain scientist, in 2010, a machine learning startup specializing in the construction of a general -purpose learning algorithm based in London.The company was acquired by Google in 2014, but he is still the vice president of engineering.
After experiencing development at a game company when he was a teenager, acquiring a computer science at Cambridge University, studying cognitive neuroscience at Univer City College London, AI as a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.I was immersed in research.
Deepmind, a subsidiary of Google (Alphabet), has been in the spotlight in 2015, the developed Alphago program has defeated the Go champion.
In the autonomous driving area, it seems that AI research is being conducted in cooperation with Waymo.
Jianxiong Xiao, a founder of Autox, a startup in China, who develops an autonomous driving taxi, deepened research on AI at Massachusetts Institute of Technology after acquiring a computer science doctorate at Hong Kong Science and Technology.Professor.He seems to have a number of awards in the computer vision field.
Autox, which was established in 2016, is steadily preparing for the practical use of autonomous driving taxis, and has obtained operational permissions in California and Shanghai, including California and Shanghai.
[Reference] For AUTOX, see "China, the revival of autonomous driving demonstration? Autox is an unmanned free taxi new colona end."
James Pen, a co -founder of Pony.ai (Pony, Pony, Pony) based in California and China, is 7 in Beijing, Seika University, New York State University, Stanford University.He has been active as an engineer for four years in Baidu, and established the company in 2016.
A partnership with Guangzhou Motor (GAC) in China (GAC), Hyundai in Korea, Toyota, etc., and announced that the 2020 Financial Procurement B -Round has raised about $ 462 million (about 51 billion yen) mainly with Toyota. ing.
It is promoting practical demonstration of automatic driving taxis in California and China, and California has begun to work on unmanned delivery services using automatic driving taxis as a countermeasure against new colonavirus.
[Reference] For Pony.ai, refer to "Delivery by autonomous driving car! Toyota invested Pony.ai, and new Corona measures in California, USA."
Chris Armsson, who established Aurora Innovation, an autonomous driving startup, has deepened research on autonomous driving technology at the University of Carnegie Melon after acquiring a Ph.D. at the University of Manitova in Canada.When he won the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, he served as a team technology director.
Later, he participated in Google's Automatic Driving Development Project and went up to CTO (Chief Technical Officer), but resigned in 2016 and launched Aurora.
In February 2019, we announced more than $ 530 million (approximately 60 billion yen) in February 2019, and in June of the same year, we signed a part -time contract with FCA and commercially commercially driving.It has announced that it will collaborate on car development.
[Reference] For Aurora Innovation, refer to "FCA, Aurora, Aurora, which is a self -driving startup in commercial vehicle development."
David Hall, a Velodine founder of an audio equipment development manufacturer and established a Velodine rider in 2016, is a genuine engineer.He is still over 60 years old, and he is still busy developing and inventioning himself.
The US Pentagon's Higher Research Planning Bureau (DARPA) participated in the robot car race "DARPA Grand Challenge", which was full -fledged in LIDAR development, and invented a 3DLIDAR in 2005.It is a spark of LIDAR development competition in today's autonomous driving field.
In addition to Lidar, it has more than 30 patents as an inventor.He retired from the company CEO in 2020, but his development and inventions, which became a life work, are unlikely to be loosened.
[Reference] For Velodine Rider, we will explain "Velodyne Lidar) thoroughly! See also" Automatic Driving Eyes ".
Amnon Shashua, founder of Mobil Eye in Israel, has acquired a master's degree of mathematics and computer science at the University of Tel Aviv.He has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after working at the Institute for Science of Witsmann.
He became a teacher at the University of Jerusalem in Jerusalem in 1996, and seems to have been a professor at the university after the foundation in 1999.
Amnon has commercialized inexpensive and high -performance in -vehicle cameras for the use of perspective principles and its own image processing algorithms to develop a monocular camera, and has gained a major market share in the automotive industry.Currently, the company is developing an image recognition chip "EYEQ" series for advanced autonomous driving.
[Reference] For Amnon Shashua, see "Genius engineers born in the Middle East ... Mobil Eye Successful Drama and Automatic Driving Intel?"
CRUISE AUTOMATION, a US GM subsidiary, has been the president and CTO after the acquisition.He loves robots, and when he was 14 years old, he made a prototype of an autonomous car that tracks the lane using a camera.
He studied computer science and electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also participated in the DARPA Grand Challenge team.
In January 2020, we have announced the "ORIGIN", an autonomous car that does not have handles and pedals, and focuses on social implementation such as mass production and automatic driving taxi services in the future.Is gathered.
[Reference] For GM cruises, refer to "GM newly invested $ 2.2 billion, no steering wheel" mass production field of automatic driving cars.
After graduating from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, the founder of Tia Four, the founder of Autonomous Driving Startup, he became a lecturer at Nagoya University in 2012 as a special researcher at the Japan Academic Promotion Association, a researcher at the University of Carnegie Melon, and a researcher at California University.Inauguration.He is an associate professor in research fields such as operating systems, and is also conducting research at the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering at the University of Tokyo.
He jointly developed the autonomous driving OS "Autoware" at Nagoya University, and launched Tia For in 2015 to spread.There is also a wealth of public road demonstration, and the development of developing companies is spreading to the introduction of Autoware.
In August 2019, it announced that the funding amount in the Series A -round exceeded 12 billion yen, the largest in Japan, and it has been highly hoped for an automatic driving platformer.。
[Reference] For Tiafour, see "Tia Four, how to use the automatic driving demonstration area of 11.3 billion or more?
Toru Nishikawa, the founder of Preferd Networks (PFN), who develops AI development, majored in computer science at the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, the University of Tokyo.PFN was founded in collaboration with his friends who met during the programming contest world tournament that he participated in school.
The company is developing a variety of areas with advanced and highly applied AI technology as a weapon, such as co -researching with Toyota with substance recognition technology and vehicle information analysis.
As of 2019, the corporate value was $ 2 billion (about 220 billion yen), and it is the only unicorn company in domestic automatic driving -related startups.
[Reference] For Preferred Networks, see "Pay attention to autonomous driving technology! In Japan's only Unicorn" Preferred Networks ", the Prime Minister Award.
As the size of the company increases, it seems that the opportunity to stand in the development site will decrease, but because of the high knowledge of technology, it will be possible to launch a technical strategy that looks ahead and use it in management.
Toyota Group founder Sakichi Toyoda and Kiichiro Toyota, the founder of Toyota Motor Corporation, are also engineers based on mechanical engineering.There was always an engineer led by it when the technology developed significantly and the tip of the times was opened.
With the accelerated technology development for the practical use of autonomous driving, AI development has become a major trend, and engineers with advanced programming abilities that are not bound by the established concept are likely to catch great opportunities.
[Reference] As a related article, refer to "Automatic Driving Industry Maps" Latest Spring 2019 "Released in the Spring 2019 Spring Instructions All 182 Corporate, Institutions and Funds".
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