Opening Class | TechLab at Mcity Panel with Jay Ellis (MTRAC, Josh Hartung (PolySync) and Sravan Puttagunta (Civil Maps)
Josh Hartung is the CEO and cofounder of PolySync, a company that is building the operating system for autonomous cars. PolySync grew out of work at AutonomouStuff, where as CTO Josh developed an engineering services group that contracted for some of the world’s most accomplished automated driving teams, including OEMs and suppliers in automotive, agriculture, mining, military, and UAVs. Prior to robotics, Josh developed consumer products as Head of Hardware for panoramic imaging startup and early Kickstarter darling Kogeto. Josh is a mechanical engineer by training and graduate of the University of Idaho.
Civil Maps has mapped the San Francisco Bay Area in 3D using AI and SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) algorithms. In the context of dramatic growth in mobile robotics platforms, Civil Maps’s products solve complex problems and navigate versatile scenarios to provide tremendous competitive advantage for clients who operate autonomous cars.
As Civil Maps’s CEO, Sravan’s current focus is on steering the company through an ecosystem of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), mapping and localization and car manufacturers. He is also growing and nurturing a rock star team and helping to form successful and supportive company culture.