#44 - Laura Major // CTO at Motional


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What goes into building autonomous vehicles (+ CTO time management)

Laura Major - CTO at motional (an autonomous vehicle company 🚗) and author of the book ‘What To Expect When You Are Expecting Robots’🤖 - talks about what it takes to build a commercially-viable SAE Level 4 self-driving vehicle 🚘. The motional team has been working with Hyundai and Lyft to get robotaxis on the streets of Las Vegas by 2023.

You don't want to miss this inside scoop on the AV industry from a robotics expert with a background in the aerospace industry🚀.

Listen to find out:

  • What goes into making AVs: sensing, data processing, testing, maintenance and more.
  • Why they released their NuPlan dataset as a virtual driving test for AVs
  • What its like competing in the autonomous vehicle industry.
  • How to manage your time ⌚ as a CTO -How she deals with the (unfortunate) challenges inherent in being a #WomenInTech 👩‍💻

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