Some of these companies have raised significant funding in recent weeks, as investors place their bets on the eventual breakout winners in the space, as well as the new industries that will emerge.
Zoox is the most mysterious member of the self-driving car club, an exclusive list of 50 companies that are allowed to operate autonomous vehicles in CA. The startup raised a $250M Series A from Lux Capital and DFJ. Zoox is hiring in multiple positions in the Bay Area.
Pony.ai aims to build the the safest most reliable autonomous driving tech. In January, the one year old startup raised a $112M Series A.
Nauto raised a $159M Series B from Softbank and Greylock to make self-driving safer. The company gathers data about human drivers and their behavior to improve safety through its autonomous data platform.
AImotive raised $38M in its third round of funding just a few days ago. The company specialized in making software that can take the data from autonomous car cameras and sensors and identify pedestrians.
Ouster makes the world’s most capable LIDAR sensor, and raised a $27M Series A back in December.
Starsky Robotics is also making self-driving trucks, and also went through Y Combinator. Starsky is hiring, and has a demo video that will make you want to go into the self-driving trucking industry today.