Increase yard efficiency by integrating driverless yard vehicles into multiple use cases -swap body shunting, trailer shunting, milk runs and intermodal shuttle operations.
Background | I studied physics to understand the world better, then quickly found my way into computer vision and graphics. There is just something about visualization of abstract concepts that I find extremely cool, so I have been pursuing it both academically and professionally for the past 5 years.
Motivation | I started coding because I love to go from ideas to tangible applications. This is precisely what Fernride is doing, but to an ambitious scale.
Background | My background is in mechanical engineering where I specialized in development and design, however I always had a large passion for coding. After some time in the automotive industry I pursued a phd in the context of teleoperation and autonomous vehicles. This allowed me to combine my interests but also showed me the relevance of research and the scientifc community.
Motivation | My daily motivation is driven by working with a great team on challenging questions, but in the long run we are trying to improve everyones life with state of the art technology.
Background | Before launching FERNRIDE, I specialized in Entrepreneurship and Autonomous Driving at my Masters program at TU Munich and Stanford University. I already started my first company at the age of 16 and scaled it to a successful international business.
Motivation | Building up a Technology Company that will influence the lives of billions of people in an exceptional way by enabling a driverless future for everyone.
Background | I have several years of working experience in Tech-Startups and Scale-ups with a focus on working at the intersection of business and tech. In my Master’s Program, I specialized on Information Systems Engineering & Entrepreneurship, and published a research paper on the Internet of Things.
Motivation | Working at the cutting edge of technology together with smart and fun people who all believe in the vision of making a driverless future a reality and being able to challenge my own boundaries at a daily basis makes me jump out of bed every morning ready to take on the next challenge.
Background | I am a mechanical engineer with a PhD in distributed sensor systems and inventor of several patents. In my research, I always focused on commercializing my findings and after finishing my Postdoc, I have been taking an entrepreneurial path since 2018.
Motivation | Working together with fantastic people in a diverse, world class team, we are solving one of the largest challenges of the automotive and logistics industry with cutting edge technology.
Background | Theoretical computer science and math were my focus at university. Even before completing my degree, I started working on commercial software projects. With more than 10 years of experience in the field - automotive software knowledge, leadership skills and project management are now my most relevant assets.
Motivation | The success of our brave venture is founded on innovative, safe and potent software for teleoperation. Making it happen, striving for excellence and leading others - this is what drives me.
Background | Started developing video applications in 2004 for the TV/broadcast industry. Joined Vodafone in 2011 as Video system expert for encoding and streaming. Responsible for Video On Demand encoding platform, Content Delivery Network and End2End video quality delivery.
Motivation | Working with video technologies applied to automotive industry in a startup fast paced environment is really challenging but highly rewarding. With a small team of technical experts in different fields (coming from 10 different countries) we learn from each others and measure our progress every day.