Senior DevOps Engineer, General Motors
Philip Asante, 32, is part of a growing team at General Motors that’s developing the infrastructure for the automaker’s Super Cruise advanced driver-assist system, which debuted in 2017 and is expected to be on 22 vehicles by 2023.
Asante joined GM in 2018 after beginning his career at aerospace companies such as Lockheed Martin. He and his team are responsible for bringing together the hardware and software components needed for Super Cruise to function.
GM is investing heavily in new technologies, and for Asante and his team, “The sky is the limit, literally.”
IN HIS OWN WORDS:
“If we are able to expand this active safety and autonomous suite and eventually get to a point where we no longer need a person to be driving the vehicle, just imagine how that would change our lives.
“You no longer need a driver’s licence. You might not need to have multiple cars if you have multiple individuals in your household. You could share the car and go to work and have your car go drop your kids off at school. It’s an area that will help reduce congestion.”