What is our route to a safe self-driving future?

Ford's City of Tomorrow

How to Reboot Urban Planning

If we want to solve things like traffic, bike safety and transit deserts, we need a new type of city planner—someone who understands how people move.

Argo employee profile

From the Outback to the Valley: How a Hardware Lead Gained Perspective

This story is a part of “We Are Argo,” an ongoing series featuring unique stories and diverse experiences from Argo AI employees. Read more about “We Are Argo” and meet additional members of the Argo team here. Back in 2011, standing in the middle of the Australian Outback, Wesley Ford couldn’t have known how much […]

Argo employee profile

The Problem-Solving Software Engineer with a Global Transit Perspective

This story is a part of “We Are Argo,” an ongoing series featuring unique stories and diverse experiences from Argo AI employees. Read more about “We Are Argo” and meet additional members of the Argo team here. Growing up, Manan loved working on cars. “If my dad had a friend who owned a workshop or […]

Argo AI test vehicle and test manager

A Time to Act: How the Argo Team is Responding to Crisis With Action

Everything we do at Argo AI is about helping people. Those who know me personally know that I am passionate about the company’s purpose to make getting around cities safer for all. Yet, just because Argo’s technology will ultimately benefit society, we can’t sit on the sidelines when our country is in crisis now. Giving […]

Coat of arms from Bryanna

The Cyber Security Enforcer with Crime Fighting DNA

This story is a part of “We Are Argo,” an ongoing series featuring unique stories and diverse experiences from Argo AI employees. Read more about “We Are Argo” and meet additional members of the Argo team here. Do not be fooled by Bryanna’s easy going personality, love of dogs, or the fact that her hobbies […]

Going Global: Herzlich Willkommen, Argo Munich!

Today, with the close of Volkswagen AG’s investment, we become a global company and welcome new teammates to the Argo AI family. This news not only solidifies our well-capitalized position, but differentiates us as the only self-driving technology platform company with partnerships and commercial agreements for deployment across the U.S. and Europe. As first announced […]

Argo employee profile

From Airplanes to Self-Driving: The Troubleshooting Service Technician

Growing up in Texas, Irving’s family business was built on the assumption that cars will, inevitably, crash and someone will be needed to fix them. But as Irving learned watching his father, brothers, and uncles work in auto body shops, life in the collision business isn’t easy. “It takes a lot out of you,” he […]

University of Pittsburgh SCI Recognition Ceremony 2020 Keynote by Bryan Salesky

Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky delivered the keynote speech for the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information class of 2020 graduation. This is his speech from the virtual recognition ceremony, which took place on Sunday, May 17th, 2020. Full transcript: Thank you Dean Cohen, and hello graduates, family members, friends, and faculty. I’m […]

Argo vehicle testing in Austin

How Self-Driving Vehicles Benefit Cities Is Up to Us

As the developers of a self-driving system, we think a lot about how our work can be applied to improve lives. Together with our partners, we want to do more than just plug self-driving vehicles into existing transportation models — we want to improve the safety of transportation in cities, and we want to solve […]

Argo test vehicles lined up in garage

Join the Competition: Argoverse Leaderboards Are Live

Earlier this year, we released Argoverse, a curated collection of high-definition maps and sensor data from a fleet of Argo AI self-driving test vehicles. Today, we’re launching the first two Argoverse competitions using our motion forecasting and 3D tracking datasets, and inviting academic researchers and students to participate. 

Argo test vehicle in city with pedestrians in foreground

The Argo AI Approach to Deploying Self-Driving Technology: Street-by-Street, Block-by-Block

The ‘race’ narrative is often-used when defining the deployment approach of the autonomous vehicle industry. In truth, that depiction hurts the reality of how some of us are actually operating. Self-driving technology is not a winner-take-all sprint to the finish line —  and even if it was, that’s not how Argo is approaching its development […]

Argo test vehicle on campus

Pushing the Self-Driving Frontier: Argo AI Partners with Carnegie Mellon to Form Autonomous Vehicle Research Center

It’s an amazing time for those of us in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. We’re starting to see consumer products and services powered by the capabilities that we and our predecessors spent decades developing and testing in labs across the country. And one of the flagship opportunities enabled by these capabilities — autonomous vehicles — is finally […]

Argoverse high-definition map example

Introducing Argoverse: data and HD maps for computer vision and machine learning research to advance self-driving technology

In today’s world of computer vision and machine learning research, it’s all about who has access to high-quality data — and how much of it. That’s because it takes a tremendous amount of data to train, validate, test and improve the perception algorithms and machine learning methods that enable self-driving vehicles to understand the world […]

Argo employee in front of test vehicle

The Value We Place on Diversity and Inclusion

There are countless studies on the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and most focus on the fact that diversity is good for business. We couldn’t agree more, but at Argo it’s more than that. Our technology is being developed to improve the lives of everyone, and our team should reflect that.

Alex Roy

A.I. Gets a New Champion

We are pleased to announce that Alex Roy — Editor-at-Large of The Drive, co-host of /DRIVE on NBC Sports, record-setting endurance driver, and Founder of the Autonocast and the Human Driving Association — will join Argo AI effective January 15th, 2019. You may read his statement here.

Miami student and Pete Rander

More Than Just Miles: Our Self-Driving Vehicle Testing Helps Steer Miami Students Toward a Future of Robotics

After a year spent testing self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh and Southeast Michigan — not to mention enduring some cold winter weather — the Argo AI fleet is enjoying a dramatic change of scenery. Among palm trees and ocean views, we’ve expanded our testing with Ford Motor Company into Miami-Dade County, with our self-driving vehicles now mapping roads and accumulating […]

Argo test vehicle parked at Carnegie Mellon University

How We’re Working with Universities to Stay on the Cutting Edge of Research

Developing reliable self-driving cars requires pushing the envelope in computer science and artificial intelligence. While we’re applying the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning to the work we’re doing every day, some of the most advanced research is being done at the university level. That’s why it’s critical to stay connected to the […]

Lidar

How Acquiring a Team of LiDAR Experts Strengthens our Self-Driving Future

We can’t talk about a future of self-driving cars without mentioning LiDAR technology — and we won’t be able to build that future without it. These sensors are crucial to creating a three-dimensional view of the world that helps autonomous vehicles find where they are on the road and detect other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

Pittsburgh, PA

Hello, Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh has been called many things — The Steel City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, The Capital of Work. A newer name, one we’ve become particularly fond of, is Roboburgh. Yet, no matter what you call it, Pittsburgh has always been an epicenter for innovation, with an incredible workforce possessing the talent, grit and determination to […]

Bryan Salesky and Pete Rander

Why We Created Argo AI

We founded Argo AI to tackle one of the most challenging applications in computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence — self-driving vehicles. While technology exists today to augment the human driver and automate the driving task up to a certain level of capability, replacing the human driver remains an extremely complex challenge. Advances in artificial intelligence, machine […]

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