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Chris Urmson
Chris Urmson

Chris Urmson

Co-Founder & CEO, Aurora

Chris Urmson is the co-founder and CEO of Aurora, a company that is building self-driving technology to deliver the benefits of the future of transportation safely, quickly, and broadly. Before founding Aurora, he helped build Google’s self-driving car program and served as chief technology officer. Urmson was also previously a faculty member of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been instrumental in instigating and advancing the development of self-driving vehicles and the industry for the last 15 years. 

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"Such was the message we gleaned Thursday night at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, where we had the chance to sit down with Chris Urmson, the co-founder and CEO of Aurora, a company that (among many others) is endeavoring to make self-driving technologies a safer and more widely adopted alternative to human drivers."

Sunday, February 10, 2019
"The former head of Google’s self-driving car program talks about the new driverless technology company that he founded with veterans from Tesla and Uber."
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chris Urmson presents driverless cars at TED2015. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

"At the end of 2016, Chris Urmson, Drew Bagnell, and Sterling Anderson created the startup to deliver fully self-driving technology—no human involvement—and will start with operations in geofenced areas (somewhere), slowly expanding as the cars prove themselves."

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
"By 2028, Mr. Urmson believes transportation networks will have broadly deployed self-driving vehicles. Some of those will be private and some will be public-private partnerships, he said."
Friday, April 12, 2019

"The U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of Aurora as the sixth speaker in its 2018 thought leadership series, Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Urmson has helped advance the state of the art of self-driving vehicles over the last 15 years."

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"The benefits of self-driving cars are that they handle the mundane parts of driving, especially in urban environments, Urmson said."

Saturday, March 9, 2019