Google Ramps Hiring For Self-Driving Cars Division Fast

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Google Ramps Hiring For Self-Driving Cars Division Fast
google_car by sam_churchill on 2012-05-21 08:33:10

Google’s determination to build a self-driving car as soon as possible is highlighted with its advertisements for nearly 40 positions, many of them related to manufacturing. The search giant is expanding its self-driving division rapidly and is hiring more people with automotive industry expertise. According to Reuters, the operation now employs at least 170 workers, with many being software and systems engineers and some coming from other departments at the search giant.

Google hires veterans for its self-driving car team

Reuters, which reviewed profiles on LinkedIn, noted that more than 40 of the employees have automotive industry experience and skills ranging from interior design to manufacturing. Also some of the employees came from big auto names like Tesla, Ford and General Motors.

John Krafcik, an industry veteran who previously headed Hyundai’s U.S operations and is an expert in product development and manufacturing, joined Google in September and is now assembling the self-driving car team. Paul Luskin, president of Ricardo Defense Systems, was hired last month as operations manager. Sameer Kshisagar, who previously worked for GM, joined Google’s self-driving car team as the head of global supply management. Andy Warburton, who worked for Tesla, was hired to head the vehicle engineering team.

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