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Driverless Car Engineers

Tips for Entry

Driverless car engineers have an understanding of machines and how they work. Join your schools' robotics club or related club to gain experience working with robots and learning from others.

In addition to having strong computer and software systems knowledge, a solid understanding of how cars work is also essential. Learn more about the physical systems of cars by working on your own car or your family's car.

Participate in professional associations to keep your industry knowledge up to date and to meet others in the field. SAE International, for example, offers meetups and education for engineers interested in automated vehicles,

An informational interview with a driverless car engineer will give you insights into how to get started in this profession and what the day-to-day work is like. Ask your school's career services office for help with setting up interviews with engineers who are interested in sharing their knowledge.

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