Luminar Technologies announced on Wednesday several new additions to its technical leadership including Apple’s Director of autonomous systems after being director of Autopilot software at Tesla, CJ Moore. He now joins Luminar to lead its software program and realize its vision for next-generation safety and autonomy.
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Moore will lead Luminar’s global software development team, and will be instrumental in advancing Sentinel, Luminar’s full-stack advanced safety and autonomous solution. CJ previously served as a director of development of Tesla’s autopilot software with seven years at the company, and most recently as a director of autonomous systems at Apple. He brings an intense “build and ship” mentality and deep experience in embedded software and systems engineering to Luminar.
Also Taner Ozcelik, the founder of Nvidia’s automotive business, joins Luminar as executive vice president and general manager to oversee product development, R&D, program management, and Luminar’s semiconductor subsidiaries.
For the past decade, Luminar has built an advanced hardware and software platform to enable its more than 50 industry partners, including Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz but also NVIDIA and Intel’s Mobileye.