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Proven Leadership

Our founders have their origins in cutting-edge communications semiconductors, a technology space requiring engineering discipline, advanced modeling, simulation and metric-based verification, successfully taming high system design, certification and assurance complexity.

Self-driving is a bigger peak to climb with new challenges; over the last four years, we’ve assembled world-class experts in computer vision, machine learning, robotics, safety assurance and automotive engineering. That combination gives us unique insight and expertise to deliver workable and efficient solutions to the big science and engineering challenges now visible in self-driving. In doing so, we’re providing vital technology that will help major programs deliver safe, smart and sustainable transport to a town or city near you.

Stan Boland

CEO

Formerly co-founder and CEO at Icera Inc. and Element 14 Inc., acquired by NVIDIA and Broadcoms for > $1 billion. Was CEO at Acorn Computers and board member at ARM. Physics graduate (University of Cambridge).

John Redford

VP Perception & Chief Architect

Formerly Distinguished Member of technical staff at Broadcom, co-founder & VP Software at Icera Inc. and CTO of Acorn Computers. Mathematics graduate (University of Cambridge).

Claire Bennett

General Counsel

Formerly a Partner at global law firm DLA Piper and Bird and Bird. Intellectual Property & Technology specialist. Physics graduate (University of Cambridge).

Laura Brown

VP Finance

Formerly Financial Controller at Icera Inc. (acquired by NVIDIA) and chartered accountant trained at KPMG. Zoology graduate (University of Bristol).

Dr Ram Ramamoorthy

VP Prediction & Motion Planning

Research leader in prediction and motion planning. On faculty at the University of Edinburgh. PhD in robotics (University of Austin, Texas).

Simon Walker

VP Engineering

Formerly Principal Scientist at NVIDIA and Technical Director at Icera Inc. Background in Nokia in mobile phones. PhD in cryptographic processing and engineering graduate (University of Sheffield).

Ben Peters

VP Product

Formerly VP Marketing at Neul (acquired by Huawei) and led several product lines at NXP Semiconductors’ automotive group. MBA and electronic engineering graduate (Universities of Warwick and Brighton).

John Andrew

VP Engineering Delivery

Formerly Director of Software Engineering at Neul (acquired by Huawei) and previously software engineering career at Light Blue Optics, Frontier Silicon and others. Electronic engineering graduate (University of Exeter).

Michelle Coventry

VP People

Formerly Talent Advisor at Kindred Capital and 20 years recruiting and nurturing talent at Maven, Calibre One and Walker Hamill. Aeronautical engineering graduate (University of Loughborough).

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World-class Advisors

Our advisors are world leaders in their fields, shaping the future of AI research, safety, verification and mobility.

Professor Philip Torr

Runs the world leading computer vision research group, Oxford University’s Torr Vision Group.

Professor Andrew Blake

Founding director of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s leading AI research centre.

Leon Daniels

Longest serving Managing Director of Surface Transport at Transport for London.

Professor John McDermid

Europe's foremost authority on safety assurance with respect to high-integrity systems.

Professor Alessio Lomuscio

Holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies at Imperial College London, where he leads the Verification of Autonomous Systems Group.

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