Google has hired Robert Rose, the man who led the development of Tesla’s “Autopilot” project. 9to5Google spotted the news on Rose’s LinkedIn page.
Rose spent six months helping Tesla launch its Autopilot and Autosteer features, and he also worked at SpaceX for more than five years. There, he was a software engineer on some of the first Falcon 9 flights, and eventually was the director of flight software for all of SpaceX.
Rose spent six months at Tesla, and 5 years at SpaceX
It’s unclear exactly what he’ll be working on at Google, but he listed his new role as a “software engineer” for Google Robotics, and 9to5Google rightly points out that Google has used similar language in job listings for its self-driving car project. But it could…