Pittsburgh's Argo AI Named Top Place To Work

Automated vehicle company named to 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List

Shelby Cassesse
September 05, 2018 - 4:34 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh-based Argo AI has been named to the 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List, which honors the 50 most desirable startups for employment in the country. 

Argo AI headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, with other locations in Miami, Dearborn, MI, Mountain View, CA, and Princeton, NJ. 

President Pete Rander hopes this will draw more talent to Argo AI and Pittsburgh.

"It's validation, first of all, that what we've been striving for, to make a great company with a great place to work, that it's actually happening. The other, of course, in that recognition is a great opportunity to get that word out so that other people who have the right skills and experience know, hey, Argo may be the right place for them for their next position."

Argo AI got its big break in February 2017 when Ford made a $1 billion investment in the company to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker's autonomous vehicle which is expected in 2021. 

Rander said the partnership with Ford continues to be productive.

"We have cars on the road every day in Dearborn (MI), in Pittsburgh and in Miami. We're really being able to make all of that happen at the pace that we're going at. A lot of great lessons getting learned along the way and making the cars and the people smarter."

Argo AI's autonomous vehicles are monitored by trained drivers behind the wheel.