Chosen because: Self-driving technology startups have attracted much attention from the auto industry since General Motors agreed to acquire Cruise Automation for $1 billion in March. Zoox, founded by Tim Kentley-Klay, , and engineer Jesse Levinson, is one of the most highly valued startups after receiving more than $250 million in funding this year for a valuation of $1.55 billion. Though the company hasn't released many details on its technology, Kentley-Klay has said it is aiming to provide a fully autonomous taxi service similar to Uber. In March, Zoox became the 12th company to be granted a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California.
Quote: "We think the future of mobility is actually a symbiotic relationship between the passenger and a robot." -- Kentley-Klay