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Chris Urmson

Co-Founder & CEO at Aurora Innovation; Former Director of Self-Driving Cars at Google

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 Chris Urmson Biography

Chris Urmson is an engineer known for his work pioneering self-driving car technology. He has previously worked with Alphabet on their self-driving car project and is CEO of the start-up company Aurora Innovation.

Urmson served as CTO on X, Google's self-driving car team, joining in 2009 and taking over from Sebastian Thrun as project lead in 2013. He was main engineer who built the code running Google’s autonomous software. Urmson left the company in 2016.

Urmson founded Aurora Innovation with Sterling Anderson, the former director of Tesla Autopilot and Drew Bagnell, Uber's former autonomy and perception lead. Aurora is a startup dedicated to driverless car software, data and hardware, though not the cars themselves. With Aurora, Urmson aims to apply machine learning to the motion planning and perception components of autonomy simultaneously.

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Chris Urmson

Co-Founder & CEO at Aurora Innovation; Former Director of Self-Driving Cars at Google

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Chris Urmson Biography

Chris Urmson is an engineer known for his work pioneering self-driving car technology. He has previously worked with Alphabet on their self-driving car project and is CEO of the start-up company Aurora Innovation.

Urmson served as CTO on X, Google's self-driving car team, joining in 2009 and taking over from Sebastian Thrun as project lead in 2013. He was main engineer who built the code running Google’s autonomous software. Urmson left the company in 2016.

Urmson founded Aurora Innovation with Sterling Anderson, the former director of Tesla Autopilot and Drew Bagnell, Uber's former autonomy and perception lead. Aurora is a startup dedicated to driverless car software, data and hardware, though not the cars themselves. With Aurora, Urmson aims to apply machine learning to the motion planning and perception components of autonomy simultaneously.

Chris Urmson Videos

  • Google Self-Driving Car Project | SXSW Interactive 2016
  • Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road
  • Google Self-Driving Cars - Chris Urmson at European Zeitgeist 2011

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  • How to book Chris Urmson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Urmson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Urmson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Urmson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Urmson?

    Booking fees for Chris Urmson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Urmson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Urmson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Urmson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Urmson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Urmson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Urmson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Urmson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Urmson for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Chris Urmson generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Reid Hoffman, Peter Diamandis, Kyle Vogt, Fei-Fei Li and Megan Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Urmson for an upcoming event.

Chris Urmson Speaker Videos

  • Google Self-Driving Car Project | SXSW Interactive 2016
    Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road
  • Google Self-Driving Cars - Chris Urmson at European Zeitgeist 2011
    Highlights: Google Self-Driving Cars - Chris Urmson at European

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