Earlier this year, we announced plans to move our self-driving division to a new office in Palo Alto, California, and begin building a self-driving system of our own. Well, now our team has officially settled into our new home at the Level5 Engineering Center, and we’ve hosted our first event!
Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity and Google X, joined us for an intimate fireside chat. He’s a legend in self-driving advancements, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have had Anantha Kancherla, our Director of Self-Driving Software interview him. Sebastian shared career learnings, his take on the big hurdles ahead of the level 5 of autonomy, and how to solve complex problems to better benefit humanity.
Sebastian closed the chat with an inspiring message to the team: “If Lyft succeeds, I believe you guys can make the cost of transportation dip below car ownership and you can save, first, tens of thousands, and, eventually, millions of lives.”