Google has appointed Shaun Stewart to join its self-driving car project.
Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project.
Stewart’s role will be to help commercialize Google’s self-driving technology, which has been in development for more than seven years and has seen an increased pace of activity over the last 12 months.
Stewart’s hiring follows the departure earlier this month of Chris Urmson, chief technical officer of the project.
Stewart is an experienced technology executive specializing in building and scaling businesses.
He joins Google from Airbnb where he set up the company’s vacation rentals business.
Prior to that, he was chief executive of Jetsetter, a company that was acquired by TripAdvisor.