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Why Building a Company is a Team Sport, With Chris Urmson of Aurora Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel

    • Business

Fifteen years into his career in the self-driving-vehicle industry, Chris Urmson has assembled a team of his own. His vision? To make our roads safer by building the world's driver. With a PhD from Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and experience developing Google's self-driving-car program, Chris partnered with his co-founders in 2017 to launch Aurora. Since then, Aurora has raised over $600M in venture funding and inked partnerships across the auto industry. Chris explains how he drives urgency despite the long road ahead, how to foster diversity of thought, and what he thinks the rollout of autonomous vehicles will look like for the average consumer.

Fifteen years into his career in the self-driving-vehicle industry, Chris Urmson has assembled a team of his own. His vision? To make our roads safer by building the world's driver. With a PhD from Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and experience developing Google's self-driving-car program, Chris partnered with his co-founders in 2017 to launch Aurora. Since then, Aurora has raised over $600M in venture funding and inked partnerships across the auto industry. Chris explains how he drives urgency despite the long road ahead, how to foster diversity of thought, and what he thinks the rollout of autonomous vehicles will look like for the average consumer.

31 min

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