Reports emerged this week that Robert Rose (who most recently helped Tesla launch its Autosteer and Autopilot features) recently accepted a job with Google.
Before moving on to Tesla, Rose worked at SpaceX for five years — another of Tesla CEO’s Elon Musk’s companies.
Although Rose’s new role as a software engineer for Google Robotics has yet to be more clearly defined, it is assumed that Rose will assist Google in what has become a race to master autonomous car technology.
Poaching employees has also become something of a back-and-forth match between Apple, Google and Tesla among others.
In fact, Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently commented on the trend stating that Apple has become a “Tesla graveyard.”
What do you think about the so-called autonomous car arms race? Comment below or tweet me @MNetAbbey.