Google Is Recruiting Experts for Its Self-Driving Car Project
Cernescu Andrei / 3 years ago
Even though Google has stated that it won’t be involved directly in the manufacturing of self-driving cars, recent news seems to suggest otherwise. Apparently, the company’s recruitment website features a series of job listings aimed at individuals who have a background in automobile manufacturing, including noise-reduction specialists and manufacturing process engineers. Judging by the company’s official statements, we were inclined to believe that Google would only be making the required software for self-driving cars, which means that another well-known automaker would take care of the actual engineering and manufacturing process.
However, since the self-driving car project is now being led by the former head of Hyundai of America, John Krafcik, the company could be moving in a new direction. For example, the task of a manufacturing supplier quality engineer is to create and approve “manufacturing inspection processes, equipment, tools gauges and fixtures for raw material, mechanical components and mechanical assemblies,” while a mechanical global supply chain manager would be primarily responsible for creating development execution. And since the company is also looking for a head of real estate and workplace services, the hiring spree is likely to escalate in the near future. Right now, all we can do is wait and see what Google plans to do next.