Kandi Technologies Inc., the company behind Uber’s self-driving technology, is hiring more engineers, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Kandi Technologies, based in San Jose, California, hired nearly 50 people last year, up from 25 people in 2017.
That’s the company’s highest hiring year in five years, the filing said.
The company has also hired more than 30 engineers since May 2018.
Kandi’s Chief Technology Officer, Robert Nava, said in a statement that the company is seeking candidates who are “experienced in creating driver-assistance technology, including autonomous driving systems, to assist in building a sustainable transportation future.”
Kandi is seeking people with experience in autonomous driving and artificial intelligence, the company said in the filing.
Kendi has built self-propelled vehicles for its own clients, and has been hired to build vehicles for Uber, Lyft, and Waymo, according.
Kuti, based out of Bengaluru, India, has been building autonomous vehicle technologies for decades, including its self-driven taxis, which it bought for $300 million in 2014.
It also has its own self-drive trucking fleet.
The company’s self drive trucks can travel at up to 60 mph on paved roads and can travel up to 1,000 mph on dirt roads.
Kudi Technologies, which has also built autonomous vehicles, recently acquired Otto for $680 million.