Part 1 In A Conversation With Zoox’s Jesse Levinson
This article is the first in a three-part series that comes from a recent interview with Jesse Levinson, CTO and founder of Zoox. In this installment, Levinson discusses the current state of the automotive industry and the importance of a “ground-up” approach to making a meaningful impact.
The automotive industry is roughly 130 years old. Please share your vision of where it’s going and specifically why “ground up” is so important.
Jesse Levinson: We have over two cars per family in the United States right now. At some point in the not-too-distant future, that’s going to sound kind of ridiculous. It’s not that nobody ever needs to own a car. But imagine that you could own and operate a fleet of electric, autonomous people movers, so that when you wanted to go from somewhere to somewhere else in the city,