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Meet the Infrastructure and Tools team

on September 14, 2020

Lofty aspirations require strong foundations. At Torc, the Infrastructure & Tools team is tasked with creating and maintaining the foundational systems on which the rest of the organization depends. The team is composed of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary software professionals who are dedicated to creating the infrastructure, web applications, and backend tools that enable testing and data

How experiences shape our view of safety at Torc

on July 1, 2020

The strength of Torc’s winning teams comes in part from the diverse individual contributions from each team member. A variety of backgrounds, life experiences, and viewpoints can contribute to a wealth of perspectives on the importance of safety.  In Part 1 of our National Safety Month blog highlight, we outlined how Torc’rs view safety as

Safety: Our metric for success in autonomous vehicle development

on June 24, 2020

With the commercialization of autonomous vehicles frequently referred to as a “race,” the discussion of competitiveness often turns to which company holds the best technological advantage over the others.  However, while Torc is notorious among internal teams for setting aggressive technological goals, we also have the perspective of over a decade of commercializing self-driving technology

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