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Webinar: How Waymo is Building the World’s Most Experienced Driver
June 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Patrick Cadariu will discuss how Waymo is building the world’s most experienced driver, the Waymo Driver, which includes state-of-the-art hardware and advanced software integrated as a seamless, single system into their vehicles at the Waymo Detroit assembly facility.
The Waymo Driver can power multiple vehicle platforms, from minivans and SUVs to Class 8 trucks, and is currently applied across two key business lines: Waymo One, the world’s first commercial self-driving service, and Waymo Via, which is focused on all forms of goods delivery, including trucking and local delivery. Patrick will share the latest with both applications, explain how Waymo is pursuing them in partnership with the existing automotive ecosystem, and answer questions following the presentation.
Patrick Cadariu is the Head of Vehicle and Trucking Supply Chain Operations & Supplier Partnerships at Waymo. Patrick oversees supply chain and manufacturing for Waymo’s vehicle and trucking programs, manages Tier-1 partnerships, and leads Waymo’s Detroit facility, the world’s first factory 100% dedicated to the mass production of L4 autonomous vehicles. As a leader at Waymo, he gets to work every day with incredible people that are passionate about building the world’s most experienced driver.
Patrick has more than 15 years of experience helping build businesses, organizations, factories, products and teams. Prior to joining Waymo, Patrick held a number of global leadership roles in the consumer electronics and automotive industries, including Apple where he led teams supporting the iPhone and Apple Watch with responsibilities covering commercial, supply, and operational activities. Patrick also spent three years on an international assignment in China designing supply chains, developing operational capabilities, and scaling manufacturing. Patrick started his career in the automotive industry at Visteon.