Our friends and former Udacity colleagues at Voyage just announced the addition of Drew Gray as their CTO. Drew is one of the key contributors to building the Udacity Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program, and has taught both our students and myself so much. Any company would be lucky to have Drew, so this is a huge hire for Voyage.
In just a few years, the self-driving car industry has seen so much movement, and in many ways it still feels like a small community that is poised for tremendous growth.
At Udacity, we are fortunate to be right in the middle of this. We met Drew right after he’d joined Otto from Cruise, and then worked with him at Uber and now Voyage. Our partners at NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz have hired many of our graduates, and we see them regularly at conferences and industry events.
Udacity students work at every company I can think of the in the autonomous vehicle industry, from manufacturers like BMW and Ford to suppliers like Bosch to ride-sharing companies like Lyft to startups like Parkopedia and Phantom Auto.
It’s a lot of fun to be part of this community and grow with it.