For more than a decade, Kathy Winter has been working to get autonomous vehicles on the road, first at auto supplier Delphi and then as general manager of Intel’s autonomous transportation unit.
Now the 30-year industry veteran has been named chief operating officer of May Mobility, a 5-year-old autonomous vehicle startup, with a mission to scale up service in more markets.
The company is testing self-driving vehicles in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where it’s headquartered, as well as Grand Rapids, Minnesota; and Arlington, Texas, all with human safety drivers. It also has run a pilot program in Hiroshima, Japan.
The Associated Press recently interviewed Winter about the future of autonomous vehicles. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.