Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Waymo, and incumbent automakers feeling a competitive pressure are accelerating the advent of autonomous tech. The rush to develop self-driving cars is fueling GM’s $1 billion acquisition of Cruise, Uber buying Otto for $680 million, Ford’s $1 billion Argo Ai project, and Intel acquiring Mobileye for a massive $15.3 billion.

According to Forbes, engineers working on self-driving tech can command $400,000 a year in the Bay Area.

Autonomous is the space to be at in 2018. Relevant skills, like computer vision, AI, robotics, are in high-demand, as well as non-technical roles in ops, marketing, recruiting, and sales, are all needed to make driverless cars roam our streets in the next decade.

Here are some of the most exciting startups working on driverless cars and autonomous tech. https://angel.co/job-collections/top-self-driving-cars-startups

The funding and rank of Self-driving startups are at https://www.crunchbase.com/lists/well-funded-autonomous-vehicle-startups/f2214864-27b0-47cf-b596-257602ab8145/organization.companies

Top 10 are shown below

Tech Leader/PM who focuses on 3D (Imaging/Photonics/Sensing, LiDAR/ToF) and 3A (AV/Auto, AR/VR, AIoT/5G)…. linkedin.com/in/ymarc; http://4da.tech/

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