Drive.ai raises $50 million in new funding

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SAN FRANCISCO — Self-driving startup Drive.ai said on Tuesday it raised $50 million in a second round of funding as the Silicon Valley company prepared to deploy its technology in pilot vehicles later this year.

The company, one of a handful of startups building fully autonomous systems for cars, also said it had added to its board Andrew Ng, a prominent figure in the artificial intelligence industry.

Ng formerly led AI projects at Baidu and Alphabet’s Google. Ng is the husband of Drive.ai’s co-founder and president Carol Reiley, a roboticist.

The latest round of funding — led by New Enterprise Associates, Inc., GGV Capital and existing investor China-based Northern Light Venture Capital — came as investor interest in autonomous vehicles continued to intensify.

Drive.ai is aiming to build an after-market software kit powered by artificial intelligence to turn traditional vehicles operated by businesses into self-driving models.

The company said existing business fleets would deploy its kits in pilot tests by year-end.

Drive.ai plans to distinguish itself through the team’s expertise in robotics and deep learning, a subset of AI in which massive amounts of data are fed into systems until they can “think” for themselves.

Drive.ai, which received $12 million in an initial funding round last year, also named to its board the head of Asia for New Enterprise Associates, Carmen Chang.

Reblogged from Automotive News

 

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[Jobs] OTTO – Self Driving Trucks

OTTO is a Silicon Valley based company working on SELF DRIVING TRUCKS. Founded by Ex-Google employees Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron who worked on Google Car and Google Maps respectively. OTTO intends to sell aftermarket kits for the existing trucks rather than bringing all new trucks with self driving technology.Thats a good move to capitalize on the existing market. The company is rapidly expanding it’s employee base. The company’s staff more than doubled from 40 in May to 90 now and further looking to add more talent base. Here is a list of current openings at the company ⇓

Mechanical Engineering

 Serial No.  Job Title  Location  Description / Apply
 1  Drive-By-Wire Engineer  San Francisco  Click Here
 2  Laser Engineer  San Francisco  Click Here
 3   HW Manufacturing Engineer  San Francisco  Click Here
 4  Optical Systems Engineer  San Francisco  Click Here
 5  Sr Fleet Technician  San Francisco  Click Here

 Electrical Engineering

 Serial No.  Job Title  Location  Description / Apply
 1  Analog Engineer Laser  San Francisco  Click Here
 2  Digital Engineer Laser  San Francisco  Click Here
 3  Electrical Engineering Lead  San Francisco  Click Here
 4  Embedded SW Engineer Sensors  San Francisco  Click Here
 5  Embedded SW Test Engineer FPGA  San Francisco  Click Here
 6 Power and Analog Engineer  San Francisco  Click Here
 7  Sensing System Design Engineer  San Francisco  Click Here
 8  Software Engineer Lidar  San Francisco  Click Here
 9  Software Engineer Infrastructure  San Francisco  Click Here
 10  SW Test Engineer Lidar & Automation  San Francisco  Click Here

 Software Engineering

 Serial No. Job Title Location Description / Apply
 1  Computer Vision & 3D Perception  San Francisco /  Palo Alto Click Here
 2 Deep Learning Engineer  San Francisco /  Palo Alto  Click Here
 3  DevOps Engineer San Francisco /   Palo Alto  Click Here
 4  Embedded SW Engineer Robotics  San Francisco  Click Here
 5 Front-End Web Developer San Francisco  Click Here
 6 Mobile Developer iOS & Android San Francisco  Click Here
 7 QA Engineer  San Frsncisco /   Palo Alto  Click Here
 8 Senior DevOps Engineer  San Francisco /  Palo Alto  Click Here
 9 Simulation Engineer  San Francisco /  Palo Alto  Click Here
 10 Software Engineer C++ & Python  San Francisco /  Palo Alto  Click Here
 11 Software Engineer UI QT & OpenGL San Francisco /   Palo Alto  Click Here
 12 Technical Lead    Web & Mobile San Francisco  Click Here
 13  UI/UX Lead Designer San Francisco  Click Here

 General

 Serial No. Job Title Location Description / Apply
 1  Driver – Class A San Francisco Click Here
 2 Junior Accountant San Francisco Click Here
 3  Senior Technical Recruiter San Francisco  Click Here

 Engineering

 Serial No. Job Title Location Description / Apply
 1  Intern Engineering  San Francisco  Click Here
 2  System Admin Linux & Ubuntu San Francisco /   Palo Alto  Click Here
 3 Techincal Program Manager HW & SW  San Francisco  Click Here

 

 

[Jobs] Cruise Automation

Cruise Automation is an American Startup company which builds and sells aftermarket Self-Driving Kits. The RP-1 self-driving kit which can be fitted to any car is retailed at $ 10,000. The company is acquired by GM for $ 1 billion. The company is scaling up rapidly and is looking for new talent. Look below for Current Openings at the company.

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Current Openings

Engineering

 Serial No. Job Title Location Description/Apply
 1 AI/Simulation Engineer San Francisco  Click Here
 2 Computer Vision/ Machine Learning Engineer San Francisco  Click Here
 3  Lead Software Engineer – Android  San Francisco  Click Here
 4 Mapping & Localization Engineer San Francisco  Click Here
 5 Perception Engineer  San Francisco  Click Here
 6 Requirements Analyst  San Francisco  Click Here
 7 Software Engineer – Algorithms San Francisco  Click Here
 8  Software Engineer -Backend & API San Francisco Click Here
 9 Software Engineer – Data Infrastructure San Francisco  Click Here
 10  Software Engineer -Full Stack  San Francisco Click Here
 11  Software Engineer -Systems & Infrastructure San Francisco  Click Here
 12  Software Engineer -(C++)  San Francisco Click Here
 13  Software Quality Manager San Francisco Click Here

Operations

 14  Technical Recruiter  San Francisco Click Here

Scottsdale

 15  AV Trainer Scottsdale Click Here

Testing

 16 AV Trainer  San Francisco  Click Here
 17  Systems Test Engineer San Francisco Click Here