Google is on a hiring spree, as Alphabet Inc’s self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise.
It seems like Google is speeding up its efforts to develop its long-anticipated autonomous car, as Alphabet Inc is looking for some help for the project. Therefore, 36 jobs related to the self-driving program were listed, including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors, as well as managers charged with operations, materials and marketing. A manufacturing process engineer job listing says the post is responsible for “designing factory assembly stations, optimizing production floor layout, automating critical manufacturing processes and approving fixture designs used in the assembly of electronic modules for the self-driving car.” The internet company giant has previously pointed out its ultimate goal is not to produce cars, but to develop and offer the software that would help the upcoming self-driving vehicles to handle busy traffic. However, many recent reports have been pointing out the obvious. The main question these days remains if Google intends to team up with any major carmaker to develop its autonomous technology.
Some recent sources have also revealed that Ford Motor is in some advanced discussions on the subject with Google and the talks between the two sides have been going on for some time. Also, Google X CEO John Krafcik said during the Detroit Auto show that its self-driving unit hoped to accelerate the pace of the project this year by forming more alliances with some leading automakers.