There are now two roads leading to the commercialization of autonomous car technology for the general public.
Autonomous driving startups like Argo AI, Aurora and Cruise have their sights set on a system that can handle all driving under specific situations and without the need for human intervention. To put it another way, the passenger is free to doze off or use their phone.
As a last option, some companies, such as Tesla, take the “it will get better” approach to autonomous driving. An advanced driver-assistance system may provide limited autonomous functions with the intention of eventually achieving a higher degree…
Each of these ways has its own group of devotees who have invested billions of dollars. For automakers and autonomous vehicle (AV) companies to implement self-driving technology, Nvidia, a chipmaking behemoth, is squarely in the heart of this debate.
At the TC Sessions: Mobility 2022, three AV technology experts from Aurora, Nvidia, and Waymo will be joining us onstage to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy, and to provide their thoughts on which approach is most likely to succeed in a large-scale deployment.
Yanbing Li, senior vice president of engineering at Aurora; Saswat Panigrahi, vice president of strategy, product management and data science at Waymo; and Sarah Tariq, vice president of autonomous driving software at Nvidia are our speakers.
Li, Panigrahi, and Tariq have decades of expertise in the fieldwork. .’s
This includes autonomy, ground truth and mapping, as well as cloud infrastructure and a data platform for Aurora. She formerly served as Google’s VP of product and engineering, where she was in charge of the company’s Enterprise Services Platform (ESP).
She has also worked with VMware and Synopsys in a variety of research and development and engineering leadership positions. She is an electrical and computer engineering PhD from Princeton University, a master’s degree from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing).
Since joining Waymo in 2016, Panigrahi has been tasked with leading the company’s technical and commercial roadmaps for all of the company’s many business units. Previously, he worked with Google on Chrome, Chromebooks, and Android as a senior product manager.
He previously worked with Ericsson in Canada, China, and Sweden as a software engineer, product manager, and line manager. He also worked at McGill University as a research engineer. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, McGill University in Canada, and IMD in Switzerland awarded Panigrahi a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, and an MBA.
Tariq is an important part of Nvidia’s attempts to build and create their AV platform, Nvidia Drive. It is her team’s responsibility to provide parts of the platform’s essential software, such as the perception and translation stacks.
Tariq spent six years at Zoox working on the perception stack and led the vision and perception teams before joining Nvidia in 2013. For the previous decade, she worked in a variety of fields, including real-time simulation and rendering, high-performance computing performance optimization, and computer vision.
Breaking the hype and going beyond the news, TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 explores what a wide range of companies, communities, and individuals will look like in the future when technology and mobility merge.
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