Our Mission

To deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly

Advancing mobility

Aurora works at the intersection of rigorous engineering and applied machine learning to address one of the most challenging, important, and interesting opportunities of our generation: transforming the way people and goods move.

Founded by three of the world’s leaders in the self-driving vehicle industry, we design the software and hardware that will power the next revolution in transportation. We bring partners together to move more quickly than any one company can move alone.

Our goals

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Increase safety

Every minute 2.4 people lose their lives on the world’s roads.

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Expand access

Six million individuals with a disability in the U.S. have difficulty accessing the transportation they need.

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Improve lives

The average driver spends 80 minutes each day commuting — the equivalent of 14 days a year.

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Revitalize cities

Parking garages and congestion diminish the vitality of the urban landscape.

Experienced leadership

We spearheaded the self-driving revolution, built cars, led teams, and pioneered robotics and machine learning techniques. Self-driving technology is complex and requires both rigorous engineering and innovative machine learning approaches. Our team excels at both.

Chris Urmson

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Chris has 20 years of experience developing self-driving and robotics technology. He helped found, lead, and later served as Chief Technology Officer for self-driving cars at Alphabet. Before that, Chris was a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, and helped win the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. He has a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon.

Sterling Anderson

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

Sterling has been developing self-driving technology for the better part of the last decade, starting with the creation of MIT's Intelligent Co-Pilot in 2007. Sterling led the design, development, and launch of the award-winning Tesla Model X, then led the team that delivered Tesla Autopilot. He has a PhD in Robotics from MIT.

Drew Bagnell

Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer

Drew has worked for 18 years at the intersection of machine learning and robotics with expertise in self-driving cars, imitation and reinforcement learning, planning, and computer vision. He is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Drew was a founding member at both Carnegie Robotics and Uber's Advanced Technology Center and has a PhD in robotics from Carnegie Mellon.


Aurora hires people who want to build the future of transportation.

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