Lyft is serious about self-driving cars. Last fall, they announced they were funding 400 scholarships for Udacity’s Intro to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program, with a focus on increasing diversity in the autonomous vehicle industry.
Today, Lyft and Udacity announced the Lyft Perception Challenge to identify top Udacity students to interview for positions on Lyft’s Level 5 self-driving car team.
The project requires students to use computer vision techniques to identify and locate vehicles on the road. These are the same skills taught in the Udacity Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program. We are excited to see what students develop even above and beyond what we teach in class!
Udacity Self-Driving Car students and alumni are invited to participate. The top 25 students with US work authorization will earn interviews with Lyft’s team. The top 150 candidates from around the world will be invited to special interview preparation workshops with Udacity’s Career Services team.
Our goal on the Udacity Self-Driving Car Team is to help connect as many students to jobs as possible. We are excited to be working with Lyft to achieve that goal and make self-driving cars a reality for everyone.