14 Facts About Argo AI


Argo AI is an autonomous driving technology company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Argo AI was co-founded in 2016 by Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander, veterans of the Google and Uber automated driving programs.

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Argo AI is an independent company that builds the software, hardware, maps, and cloud-support infrastructure to power self-driving vehicles.

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Argo AI's Self Driving System technology will be incorporated into vehicles manufactured by the auto-makers through these partnerships.

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Argo AI was co-founded in November 2016 by roboticists Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander.

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Argo AI was initially funded in late 2016 through a small seed round from an undisclosed source.

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Argo AI's ownership is shared among its largest shareholders, Ford and Volkswagen, each of whom owns 42 percent of the company and its management team with the remaining—to utilize as an equity incentive for employees.

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In March 2022, Argo AI announced the opening of a new engineering and development office in Los Angeles.

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In October 2017, Argo AI purchased Princeton Lightwave, a producer of lidar technology, based in Cranbury, NJ.

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In 2019, Argo AI introduced its third-generation test vehicle, based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which incorporates higher-resolution cameras with wider dynamic ranges, increased computer processing power, and heating and cooling systems improvements.

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Argo AI has self-driving vehicle testing locations in Pittsburgh and Dearborn, MI as part of its research and development initiatives.

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Argo AI began testing out of its Palo Alto engineering center after receiving its permit from the CA DMV in Jan 2019.

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In May 2022, Argo AI started testing on public roads in Austin and Miami using modified Ford Escape Hybrid.

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In 2017, Argo AI announced university partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University and the Georgia Institute of Technology to research computer vision and machine learning technologies.

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