Alex Kendall, Wayve's Co-founder & CEO

Alex Kendall

Alex Kendall is the co-founder and CEO of Wayve, a company pioneering AI technology to power self-driving vehicles.

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“For the first time, we will see machines we trust physically interacting with our world, enriching people’s lives, freeing them to focus on what matters most. This will mark the beginning of a new era of technology that promises to be more transformative than any that came before it.”

About Alex

Alex co-founded Wayve in 2017 to reimagine autonomous mobility through embodied intelligence. From his award-winning research at the University of Cambridge, he seized the opportunity to use deep learning to pioneer an entirely new way to solve self-driving. He showed for the first time that it was possible to teach a machine to understand where it is and what’s around it and then give it the “intelligence” to make its own decisions based on what it sees with computer vision.

As CEO, Alex is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, primarily focusing on establishing all necessary ingredients to develop and deploy AV2.0 globally. He also works closely with our partners and investors to ensure that our technology is commercially viable and can be widely adopted.

The end goal is autonomy that propels the world forward. Under Alex’s leadership, Wayve is fast becoming one of the most exciting companies in the autonomous vehicle industry.

Before founding Wayve, Alex’s passion for autonomous vehicles began as a research fellow at the University of Cambridge, where he earned his PhD in Computing Vision and Robotics. His research has received numerous awards for scientific impact and made significant contributions to the field of computer vision and AI. He was selected on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s SME Leaders Programme and named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 innovators list.