Safety isn’t a dial or a switch — it has to be the foundation on which a company is built. Argo AI was founded on the principles underlying safety-critical systems in the railroad, military, maritime, and automotive sectors. Everyone at Argo AI contributes their unique experiences to this shared mindset. That’s because applying time-tested engineering and testing processes to self-driving isn’t just the right way to do it, it’s the only way to do it.
We believe in open communication and ensuring that everybody’s voice has an equal say when it comes to safety. Any employee can call for an immediate grounding of our test cars — and it will be adhered to — with no questions asked. Any employee can question why — and how — we make certain decisions, and their voice will be heard.
This voluntary safety report has been written together with our first investor and partner Ford Motor Company, to outline our collaborative approach to self-driving systems development and the steps we take to ensure safe operation of our self-driving vehicles.