Three tenets of building a successful self-driving company

on January 14, 2020

A message from the Torc CEO As a new decade begins, I’ve spent some time reflecting on some truisms as CEO of Torc for the last 15 years. There are many things that can be attributed to our success so far, but I believe the following three are critical.  Winning teams  Surround yourself with good

Kick-start your career with an engineering co-op

on November 25, 2019

As you work toward your engineering degree, you may be wondering how to stand out from the crowd of graduating seniors competing for the best jobs. You might even be unsure of what exact career path you are passionate about pursuing.  At Torc, we offer positions for college students on our engineering teams to help

Becoming an Autonomous Vehicle Engineer – Part 3: Beyond Coding

on August 22, 2019

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to revolutionize transportation as we know it. This tech is also creating new and exciting jobs in the fields of engineering. In part one of this blog series, we outlined how to get started finding a career in the space. Part two discussed some of the most important coding languages

Becoming an Autonomous Vehicle Engineer – Part 2: Software Skills

on August 13, 2019

In part one of this blog series, we covered how to get started on your journey to becoming an autonomous vehicle engineer. Now, you may want to know what coding languages and software to learn in order to solidify your spot on a team creating the future of transportation.   See – Think – Act 

Becoming an Autonomous Vehicle Engineer – Part 1: Beginning the Journey 

on July 18, 2019

Part 1 of 3 in Torc’s series about how to prepare for a career creating autonomous vehicles. Imagine creating a machine that can perform all the complex decisions and behaviors that a human does while driving.  A human driver on the highway at 70mph must navigate safely to their destination all while tracking and adapting

Applying to Torc – 10 tips for navigating the interview process

on June 21, 2019

Congratulations for applying to join the Torc team! You’ve chosen to work to forward your career with a group of innovative engineers who have spent over a decade working to increase safety, accessibility, and freedom through autonomous technology.  You’ve submitted your application, what happens next? The process varies from role to role, but generally we

How we share the road with pedestrians

on June 12, 2018

Asimov real-world pedestrian scenarios We don’t just share the road with other vehicles. We share the road with people as they walk, run and bike to their destinations. Our autonomous car system, Asimov, is designed to treat people differently than cars, because they move differently. Torc’s number one priority has always been safety. While navigating

Asimov navigates day and night snow scenarios

on May 23, 2018

Those who live in Blacksburg, Virginia, know that winter weather often happens in waves and there are a handful of significant snowfalls per year. While the snow might not accumulate here as much as in northern states, the area’s mountain roads add an additional challenge for those willing to drive in the conditions. Our Asimov

Asimov self-driving car navigates snow-covered traffic circle at night

on May 8, 2018

The Torc self-driving car not only conquered daytime driving in the snow, it also traveled on a variety of routes at night during one of the biggest snowfalls of the winter. In this clip, Asimov navigates autonomously around a traffic circle at night. Our team uses multiple methods in perception and navigation to allow the

National Robotics Week Highlight – Our Journey

on April 13, 2018

For over a decade Torc has fostered a team of engineers dedicated to saving lives in the workplace, on the battlefield, and on the everyday commute. Our technology has been used in multi-industry applications from military exercises to large mining operations and proven on city roads and highways from coast to coast. We look forward