23 June 2017, India:
Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo has appointed a former Tesla engineer Satish Jeyachandran to lead its Self-drive hardware.
Waymo is a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. It is determined to improve transportation for people around the world, building on self-driving technology developed over eight years in Google’s labs.
Jeyachandran, 38, spent nearly seven years at Tesla as director of hardware engineering before leaving earlier this year. He will lead Waymo’s hardware team, overseeing the development and integration of cameras, radar, lidar, and computer vision, while working closely with the company’s software team as per the report by Bloomberg.
“I wanted to join Waymo because it has a talented, mission-driven team that has made impressive advancements in self-driving hardware,” Jeyachandran said in a statement on LinkedIn. “This technology offers incredible potential to save millions of lives.”
“I’ve always wanted to be part of something that can have a meaningful impact well beyond my own personal contributions. Self-driving cars are one of those things. This technology offers incredible potential to save millions of lives, and I’m looking forward to working with the team at Waymo,” he added.
The hire is the latest in a series of high-profile talent acquisitions and departures to rock the fiercely competitive autonomous driving landscape. (Image- Waymo)