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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

National Robotics Week Highlight – Asimov

on April 12, 2018

Torc has one major goal in the automotive industry – to assist in the acceleration of commercial autonomous car adoption to reduce crashes and fatalities. The Torc self-driving car, Asimov, has been built to be the best driver on the road and is integrated with the tried and tested autonomous technology developed at Torc for

National Robotics Week Highlight – Safer Roads with Connected Automation

on April 11, 2018

Connected vehicle research is an important aspect of deploying autonomous technology, as cars that can communicate information to other vehicles on the road could reduce traffic congestion and accidents. In 2015 Torc was part of a team led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop and test a fleet of connected vehicles. The video

National Robotics Week Highlight – Safer Missions

on April 10, 2018

Torc’s work assisting the warfighter Our dedication to saving lives with autonomous technology extends beyond highways and urban streets. Torc has worked closely with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) for almost a decade to develop solutions to increase the safety of our warfighters, allowing them to effectively deal with a variety of dangerous situations

National Robotics Week Highlight – DARPA Urban Challenge

on April 9, 2018

The 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge (DUC) not only kickstarted the autonomous car revolution, it also helped start Torc’s journey toward developing autonomous vehicles across multiple industries. Our mission has been one of saving lives, creating autonomous systems that facilitate safer roads, workplaces, and military operations. The DARPA Urban Challenge website says that they held this

VIDEO: Torc and NVIDIA collaborate on self-driving technology

on February 15, 2018

In this video from CES 2018, Torc Robotics CEO Michael Fleming talks about Torc’s ongoing collaboration with graphic processing unit (GPU) powerhouse NVIDIA. Torc’s 2017 Asimov vehicles use NVIDIA technology for perception and behavioral decision-making to maximize their safety and flexibility. “We’ve saved lives on the defense side, we’ve saved lives on the mining side,