Hi there Kodiak!. I joined Kodiak to work on self-driving… | by David Silver | Self-Driving Vehicles

I joined Kodiak to work on self-driving vehicles!

I’m so excited to be right here 😊 🚛 Final week was my begin, and I’m already driving alongside within the truck and kicking off tasks on new and thrilling issues.

Kodiak has quietly been constructing a formidable operation tackling center mile freight transportation, one of many largest and most conducive markets for autonomy.

My group covers planning, controls, and simulation, they usually’ve been constructing impressively!

I’m having fun with observing the similarities and variations between self-driving vehicles and self-driving automobiles. At a excessive degree, the planning, controls, and simulation duties are fairly related throughout industries, however the particulars create distinctions.

For instance, Kodiak vehicles function totally on controlled-access highways, which makes lane boundaries extra salient and reduces among the complexity inherent in city driving.

However, Kodiak vehicles journey at freeway speeds, a lot sooner than self-driving automobiles in city environments. This adjustments the time and distance horizons for all the autonomy stack — notion, prediction, planning, and controls.

I’ll write extra concerning the work right here within the coming weeks. Within the meantime, Kodiak has a nice weblog with insights about our newest tasks.

Lastly, Kodiak is hiring like loopy! We must always rent you! Work on self-driving vehicles with me.

Ship me an e mail proper now to d.silver@kodiak.ai with “Work At Kodiak” within the topic line. I’ll discover a job for you!

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