Karma Automotive appoints Srini Gowda as vice president of autonomous driving and ADAS

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Srini Gowda has joined Karma to help the company develop and validate its autonomous-driving  technology. He will also run Karma’s new Silicon Valley office with the remit of building relationships with tech companies, engineers, designers, customizers and manufacturers, and paving the way for new all-electric platforms from 2021.

Under the guidance of Karma CEO Dr Lance Zhou, Gowda will run the center of competence for sensor fusion and develop behavior-generation software for self-driving vehicles. Formerly at Chinese-US manufacturer Byton, where he developed various advanced driver assistance systems and cybersecurity technology, Gowda will also bring experience from overseeing ADAS creation at Jaguar Land Rover.

“I joined Karma because I saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to the world of autonomous driving and ADAS. Karma has great potential to make a difference in this space, with successful product launches already accomplished and an established manufacturing base in the USA. The automotive industry is going through a period of evolution, which presents an opportunity for Karma to differentiate itself and establish a bright future,” Gowda said.

Added Dr Zhou, “Srini has the kind of specialization in autonomous driving and ADAS we need to help grow Karma’s technology and automotive business units. This expertise will serve as an advantage as we usher in a new era for Karma.”

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