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Driverless Car Engineers

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Start-up companies and established car manufacturing companies are developing autonomous vehicle systems and technology. Driverless car engineers may work for companies such as BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, or Toyota. They may also be employed by companies that are becoming well known in the autonomous vehicle market, such as Cruise, Tesla, and Waymo. Driverless car engineers have many of the same job tasks as those of software developers. The Department of Labor reports that there are nearly 1.5 million software developers employed in the U.S., of which 11 percent work for manufacturing companies such as automotive manufacturers.

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