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Robots Podcast #160: Cruise, with Kyle Vogt


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July 11, 2014


In this episode, we speak with Kyle Vogt, the CEO of Cruise. His company recently joined the “driverless revolution” with their release of RP-1. This system is a highway autopilot that can be installed in your existing car. It controls your steering, throttle, and braking, making sure your car remains safely in its lane and a safe distance from the car in front of you.

The Cruise RP-1 sees the road and cars around you through the sensor pod mounted on the roof of your car. Through a combination of cameras, radar, and other measurement systems, the Sensor Pod relays what it detects back to the Cruise Computer to make real time decisions on where to go. A click of a button will enable the RP-1 to take control of steering and speed.

Kyle Vogt

kyle_vogtKyle is the CEO and Founder of Cruise, a company building driving automation technology.

Previously, Kyle was a Co-Founder at, Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), and Twitch. Kyle studied computer science and electrical engineering at MIT. 


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