Our team is dedicated to each aspect of our technology, from building advanced mapping and data management tools to developing the prediction algorithms that help our self-driving vehicles navigate dense urban areas with confidence.
Self-driving is a hard challenge. Together, we act with the urgency to win while always putting safety first.
As we’ve grown from 3 people to more than 500 in two and a half years, we’ve remained committed to the same collaborative spirit and honest, open dialogue we began with.
Founded on Experience
Argo AI was founded on a deep knowledge of robotics and extensive experience building autonomous technologies for real-world applications. Before starting Argo, our team helped pioneer self-driving technologies at companies such as Google, Uber, and the National Robotics Engineering Center.
With a shared vision to combine the safety and manufacturing expertise of proven automakers with the technical know-how of a talented self-driving team, our co-founders, Bryan and Peter, came together to bring this technology to the world at scale.
We believe solutions of this scale come from partnering closely with automakers and testing our fleet in multiple cities — to gain as much driving experience across as many diverse driving conditions as possible. Today, we’re testing our self-driving cars in six U.S. cities: Austin, Detroit, Miami, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., with an additional office in Central New Jersey.
Our team is focused on this core challenge: every city has unique road user behavior, traffic management infrastructure and laws or regulations. It’s only by driving in these challenging environments every day that we’re able to teach our self-driving platform to safely handle a wide range of scenarios.
Every city has unique challenges, whether it’s a shortage of public infrastructure or a different transportation obstacle. It’s important that we work together to find the right solutions for each, that we’re realistic about what this technology can do, and that we’re plugging into a viable, big-picture model.
– Bryan, CEO
To stay at the forefront of advancements in machine learning and computer vision, we’ve partnered with world-class faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Meet our staff scientists.
In the same month, we released Argoverse, a large public data collection with HD maps, to support academic research into 3D object tracking and motion forecasting.
Ford and Volkswagen
We’re working with leading automakers Ford, and soon, Volkswagen to safely bring self-driving cars to city streets. Both automakers are independently integrating Argo’s self-driving system into purpose-built vehicles.
What’s Next For Argo?
We’re actively seeking additional partnerships with automakers that are committed to working hand-in-hand with our team to fully integrate self-driving technology into their vehicles.
We look for a fit that aligns with our mission and values, and the kind of product we’ve set out to make. The real magic comes in working hand-in-hand to build technology that’s safe — and that people trust, enjoy, and look forward to using.
– Peter Rander, President
Interested in knowing more?
Read about our university relations and automotive partnerships.
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