Self-Driving Startups Founded By Former Google Employees

With hundreds of millions of dollars being funneled into startups in the autonomous vehicle sector, investors, engineers, and enthusiastic tech journalists are both skeptical and excited for our potential self-driving futures. How close we are is not clear, but both big tech and rising startups are racing to that Level 5 finish line, and some engineers are leaving the cash-laden arms of Big Tech to do so.

In fact, six of the most well-funded startups in the AV sector were founded by former Googlers and employees of Baidu, Tesla, or Uber.

So what happened?