YooJung Ahn is the Head of Design at Waymo, a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.
At Waymo, YooJung is responsible for the design and strategy of both the vehicles and product and for developing a consistent design "language" for the company. She joined Waymo in 2012 and led the design of its first self-driving car prototype, nicknamed Firefly, a car primarily for passengers and pedestrians, rather than a driver. The unconventional design of the Firefly won YooJung and her team at Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) three major international design awards in 2015 and 2016.
Since then, YooJung has led the design work for Waymo's fully self-driving Pacifica and the I-PACE, Waymo's upcoming vehicle platform with Jaguar Land Rover.
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