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Karl Lagnemma

President & CEO, Motional

Karl Lagnemma

Karl Iagnemma is an authority on robotics and driverless vehicles. His commentary has been published and broadcast worldwide on Bloomberg, The Economist, CNBC, and BBC, among others. As former director of the Robotic Mobility Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his research resulted in more than 150 technical publications, 50 issued or filed patents, and numerous edited volumes, including books on the DARPA Grand Challenge and Urban Challenge autonomous vehicle competitions.
In 2017, Iagnemma was named one of the “Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” by Goldman Sachs and designated a member of the “Recode 100” list of technology influencers. He holds MS and PhD degrees from MIT, where he was a National Science Foundation fellow, and a BS from the University of Michigan, where he graduated first in his class.

Iagnemma co-founded nuTonomy, Inc. in 2013 and saw the company through acquisition by Aptiv in late 2017. He is now president and CEO of Motional, which was formed in 2020 from a joint venture by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv. Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

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