Trust in Technology
As autonomous driving technology advances, your car will increasingly become something you trust to do its job. Eventually, the software in your car will be able to drive itself, but that isn’t quite where we’re at today. In the meantime, you need to develop three basic types of trust for this new technology:
- You have to trust the people who are making the autonomous driving software and hardware (and their ability to test and improve things) so that they’ll be able to correctly write and maintain code
- You have to trust companies like Tesla Motors (and Google before it) that they’ll be able to manufacture and sell cars with really good self-driving software
- You have to trust automakers like General Motors (and BMW before it) that they’ll be able to make cars with really good self-driving software
Trust in the Company
Anyone who has gone to the trouble of compiling a list of trust issues for an autonomous vehicle company quickly realizes that there’s no shortage of factors to consider. In fact, it can take hours to go through everything that makes up the many whys and wherefores behind each one.
Why not just trust them? Well, we all have heard the old adage: “A promise is a promise.” It’s true that some companies might be willing to give you their word on something, but if you don’t know how they’re going to back up their word with real evidence—or if they aren’t committed enough in the first place—then they don’t deserve your confidence.
Trust in Other Drivers
Even as autonomous cars become more prevalent on the road, other drivers will still be a part of the equation. On average, they’re less predictable and less carefully controlled than an autonomous car. Other cars may stop or turn suddenly, or break when it seems unnecessary. Some drivers will be highly skilled and careful drivers; others will be distracted by their phones or other passengers in the vehicle. As we all know, there are good drivers and bad drivers who speed and take risks—these behaviors can put down-the-road autonomous cars at risk. To get to a truly safe level of autonomy, these vehicles need to be able to deal with human error from every angle, including from behind the wheel of another vehicle.
Autonomous driving technology is coming, but we need to trust it first.
Autonomous driving technology isn’t new, but it is about to become more widespread. As the technology becomes more and more affordable and mainstream, it will also become a bigger part of your life. We’re going to see a lot more cars with autonomous driving features on the road in the near future, and we’ll continue seeing them after that.
The interesting thing about autonomous driving technology is that we don’t need to trust other drivers (because there aren’t any) and we don’t need to trust the company (because we can see what the car does). The only thing we really need to trust is the technology itself, which means that this new system has a big advantage over human drivers: There’s no second-guessing whether or not you can trust someone else out on the road with you.Are You Looking for an Autonomous Driving Job or Internship? Check Out These Companies!
If you’re interested in autonomous driving, you’ve come to the right place. We have a list of companies working on autonomous driving technology, as well as job and internship opportunities for you to explore.
With a background in engineering, we know how important it is to find a company where you can grow and thrive professionally. That’s why we compiled this list of companies that are currently hiring for internships and jobs related to autonomous driving. We hope you find what you’re looking for!
Keep reading to learn more about these companies and the opportunities they offer.
Autonomous driving means a lot of things to a lot of people, but one thing it means to all of us is that we have to trust computers to keep us safe. That’s why we’ve put together a list of companies working on autonomous driving technology who are looking for new employees (or, in some cases, interns) right now!
Fizzing is an exciting company working on “situation-aware software” for self-driving cars. They’re currently hiring a senior software engineer and looking for interns in data science and engineering.
Climbster is building autonomous driving systems for trucks. They’re currently seeking machine learning engineers and system engineers.
Toobers offers “autonomous robot services” as well as ridesharing services, and they’re looking for product managers in both fields.
While autonomous driving may seem like a new concept, the technology has been in development for decades.
In fact, some of the companies at the forefront of autonomous driving have been around for almost as long as cars themselves. They’re just being used to make cars safer and more efficient than ever before.
We’ve put together this list of the top 10 companies working on self-driving technology to help you find a job or internship with the right company for you!
If you’ve been reading our blog, you know we’re passionate about self-driving cars. We think it’s the future, and we want to help get everyone there!
Which is why we’re so excited to announce that we’re launching a new initiative to help people find jobs or internships working in auto-driving technology.
A lot of people are still suspicious of self-driving cars, but these companies prove that this technology is truly transforming transportation:
[company name] was founded by three college roommates who had a dream that one day they’d be able to sleep through their morning commutes. As of 2017, their dream has come true—and with their self-driving car, you can sleep through your morning commute too.
[company name], in partnership with [car company name], has developed the first autonomous trucking system for use on highways. It’s helping to cut costs for drivers and truck fleets across the country, allowing drivers more time at home with family and saving money on gas.
[company name] may not be as well known as other players in the autonomous driving space, but make no mistake: they have some of the most innovative ideas around when it comes to vehicle safety. Their smart car system allows pedestrians to see
It’s the 21st century—do you know what your car is doing?
Whoa, don’t get nervous now. We’re not talking about an assassination or something. We’re just wondering about autonomous driving.
Autonomous vehicles are starting to show up all over the place, and if you haven’t heard of them yet, it’s time to get on board. The technology behind autonomous vehicles is developing rapidly, and it’s poised to change our world forever. We’ve developed a way to make driving safer, faster, and easier than ever before!
But there’s a catch: your car needs you to be on its team in order for it to work. You need to develop a relationship with your autonomous vehicle based on trust. Here are the three most important ways you need to be able to rely on your self-driving car:
Trust that your car will stay in its lane.Trust that your car will stop for pedestrians.Trust that your car won’t crash into other cars.
Developing these trusts can be difficult at first because we haven’t had this kind of relationship with our cars before. But follow along below as we explain how you can learn to trust your vehicle—and how that trust is going to change the world!
Whether you’re looking to start or grow your career in autonomous driving, these companies are a great place to start.
Waymo is technically a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. They’re developing fully self-driving cars that they hope will become an everyday part of our lives. Their goal is to build the world’s most experienced driver, and they’ve racked up over 8 million miles of testing on public roads.
Tesla is a company that makes electric cars and solar panels. They’re working on making their cars fully autonomous as well as developing their own custom chips for neural networks that power computer vision.
The online shopping giant Amazon is working on autonomous delivery systems. Their goal is to use drones, robots, and other technologies to make the delivery process easier for customers and employees alike.
So you’re interested in getting into autonomous driving technology. You’re not alone!
Autonomous driving is one of the most exciting fields in tech today, and it’s easy to see why. The amount of time we spend commuting is huge, and we can do so much more if we don’t have to dedicate our attention to driving. We’ll be able to make better use of our time, and that has huge consequences for the world.
If you want a career in the autonomous driving industry, you need to be prepared for something a bit different than what you might expect from other tech jobs. Autonomous vehicles are still in their relative infancy, and many companies looking to hire aren’t just looking for great developers—they’re also looking for people who can help them make sure they’re building the right product. As technological capabilities have increased, teams have begun focusing more on how drivers will actually interact with their cars, rather than just whether or not it can drive itself. That means that even if you aren’t directly involved in making the car’s software, there are some things you should understand about its design. In this post, I’ll give some examples of how these principles apply to autonomous cars and how you can engage with them as a new developer or engineer entering