Anderson a dirigé le projet Tesla Model X et le programme Autopilot de Tesla.
Urmson a dirigé le projet GoogleCar.
Bagnell est l'un des meilleurs experts au monde du machine learning.
Il y a quelques jours j'analysais la stratégie d'Apple dans le domaine de la voiture autonome. Et bien la stratégie des ingénieurs d'Aurora est parfaitement en phase. Une stratégie encore plus intelligente et efficiente que celle de Tesla ? C'est possible !
"Aurora will develop a self-driving system that can work with cars from a number of companies, Urmson and Anderson say. The focus will be on software rather than hardware, although Aurora may work with partner firms to improve the sensors that autonomous vehicles need to see the world around them.
The idea is to get self-driving cars on the road quickly, working in partnership with traditional automakers rather than designing and building cars from scratch.
As the former head of Tesla’s Autopilot program, Anderson already has experience developing a technology, integrating it into cars and getting it into drivers’ hands. But he argues that he can have a wider impact with Aurora than with his former employer." (...)
“We think we have some of the world’s best people and have some very good ideas about how to solve the driving part of it. We’d love to marry that up with people who really understand (attaque contre Elon Musk NDLR) what it takes to build and ship vehicles.” (SFC)
"We intend to enable the entire industry and we wouldn't be able to do that if we were owned by a single OEM." (Business-Insider)
"Think of Aurora's role in the auto industry as similar to Microsoft's in the PC industry. Microsoft designed and developed Windows and then worked with PC companies to integrate it in the systems.
"Players should play their positions," Anderson said, meaning that Aurora will let automakers do what they're good at, making cars, and will look for camera and sensor companies that are good at that. Aurora will likely write its own software." (TribLive)
"Aurora engineers will focus on Level 4, and eventually Level 5, autonomy. Level 4 is a designation by SAE International that means the car takes over all of the driving in certain conditions. In Level 5 autonomy, a vehicle is driverless in any and all circumstances and environments."
"We're at a pretty unique moment in time in the automotive industry," Urmson added. "This is not a company I would have started two years ago." (Fortune)