von der Ohe

Co-Founder, CEO


You come across an opportunity to positively impact societies around the globe maybe once in your lifetime. An opportunity to truly make a difference. Our unique approach to autonomous driving gives us this chance: redefining how people move in a better way. Building and shipping a product with this great team is what drives me day and night.


Launched Zoox’ first self-driving vehicle on public streets as leading Technical Program Manager in Silicon Valley, launched Amazon’s first Echo as leading Technical Program Manager on Device Software, Founded two (funded) mobility companies. M. Sc. Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University.


Co-Founder, CTO


Building products together with an amazing team based on cutting-edge technology to serve a greater purpose and solve problems – for the people, for our planet.


Manager of an engineering team in Silicon Valley to build autonomous shuttles, built teams and various mobility products: electric race cars, e-motorcycles, light electric vehicles, electric passenger vehicles, including one of the most successful electric delivery vehicles in Germany. RWTH Aachen, Imperial College London.


Co-founder, VP Engineering & Teledrive Experience


Vay is aiming to launch the first vehicle without a safety driver on public roads in Europe. This involves exciting engineering challenges, many of which have never been worked on before, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology, cybersecurity, backend, machine learning and safety-critical SW. Coming up with engineering solutions to these topics is something that I’m super excited to work on at Vay.


Team Lead at Microsoft, Senior Software Engineer at Skype. M. Sc. in Computer Science from Belgrade University.


VP Programs and Engineering Operations


Working closely with people from different cultures and professional backgrounds (hardware, software, operations, etc.) gives me the chance to learn new ways of approaching projects, structuring teams, and setting up processes every day. The results of this incredible teamwork are hugely rewarding, and visible in each step of our product.


Part of the management circle at AUDI AG, responsible for the implementation of prototypes at early development stages of new products (innovation vehicles, concept and pre-series vehicles, show cars, design models, testing single parts, PoCs, 3D-printing)


CBO - Business & Corporate Development


What drives me is to work on goals that have a big impact on society. Additionally, I wanted to work with the smartest and most innovative people in the tech world. That’s better at Vay than any other company I’ve spoken to recently.


Responsible for global strategic partnerships at Uber, where he focused on deals with automotive OEMs, vehicle fleet operators, vehicle battery technology companies and electrification infrastructure providers. Was CEO and chief growth officer at Quirk. Began his professional life at Morgan Stanley as a fixed income trader after studying economics and finance. Built the first startup incubator in Africa in 2002 and has been mentoring founders of technology startups for over ten years. He is an angel investor in software technology and holds board positions in some of these companies.


Director of People


Driven by a passion for fostering vibrant organizational cultures, I am a seasoned leader specializing in People and Culture. Throughout my career journey, I’ve championed initiatives to empower teams, from crafting recruitment strategies aligned with core values to implementing data-driven processes for optimal People Operations.


My background spans roles where I’ve spearheaded the establishment of People departments from scratch and led teams through significant growth. I thrive on continuous learning, embracing remote/hybrid cultures and cutting-edge HR technologies. I leadled innovative solutions to optimise processes and initiatives that rewarded InfoJobs a “Best Place to Work”.
Outside of work, my passions for mountains and my dog, reflect my eagerness to explore the wild and love for 4-legs companions.


Senior Principal Software Engineer


After having worked in autonomous robotics research for a long time in the Silicon Valley, I am thrilled to be working at a company that is finally bringing this technology into people’s everyday lives.


Tech Lead at Google Tango in Mountain View, Research Engineer at Willow Garage, yoga instructor since 2018.


Lead Industrial Designer


What drives me at Vay is the enthusiasm and passion for a vision that is embedded in the company culture, and at the same time the strict discipline in its implementation.


Industrial Product Design Lead at TEAMS DESIGN GmbH for over six years, started as a Trainee in Shanghai City. Worked as Industrial and Product Designer at LOTHAR BOHM ASSOCIATES LIMITED, Lutz Herrmann Design, Indeed Innovation and Werksdesign.


Director of Software Engineering


Helping engineers to do their best and most important work. Elegance in software. Bringing ideas from books to real life and from one domain to another. Going from A to B fast.


Software Generalist. Maps and Mobility Geek (Lon, Lat not Lat, Lon). High Load at Yandex, Geo Analytics and Last Mile at HERE Maps, Mobility Platform at Daimler. Conway’s Law Enthusiast.




A car enthusiast, driven by cars, driving and technology.


Nursery school teacher. Driver at Skoda’s start-up Caredriver.


Director of Legal


I’m passionate about leveraging technology to democratize transportation and revolutionize the mobility landscape.


Senior Counsel Product & Strategy at Uber handling catastrophic loss claims and litigation, 13 years of experience in product & safety advising and risk mitigation, J.D. University of Illinois at Chicago.

App Phase 1: Data Privacy Policy

As part of the testing of our future service, you as an employee of Vay can participate live and support us in creating the best possible experience for the future. If you are not employed by Vay to conduct product tests, participation in the trial is completely voluntary. At Vay, we embrace transparency. In order to execute test rides with us, a user account with the Vay App is required (see also the Testing Service Work Instructions). That is why it is important to us to disclose to you that when you participate, we also receive certain personal data from you.

As a matter of principle, we only process your personal data insofar as this is necessary for the provision of a functional app, for our contents and services and for further research and development benefiting our company.

In this privacy policy you can find out how, to what extent and for what purposes we process your data, whether we pass on your data to partners and service providers, when we delete your data and other points that may be important to you.

Who “we” are

Contact Details of the responsible person
Managing Director: Thomas von der Ohe

Vay Technology GmbH
c/o The Drivery
Mariendorfer Damm 1
12099 Berlin

E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +49 176 34649004

1. For which purpose is my data processed?

We process your data to develop a unique Product and Service. This ranges from the development and installation of hardware to software development and general user experience of our future service. Your data can be of help in any of our research and development areas!

2. Which data of mine are processed?

The following of your data will be processed:
  • Testing: During registration/ apart from the actual service testing extracted from our employee database
    • First name
    • Language
    • Address 
    • E-mail address
    • Telephone (mobile) 
    • Potentially Testing Payment details
    • User number/ reference number
    • Verification of driving licence
  • Testing: During the use of the service test via the App
    • Device-Key (Number of the device)
    • Geolocation data (for vehicle search / vehicle booking / during the journey) 
    • (E-mail) correspondence / contact history 
    • Trip log
    • Feedback about your experience and impressions of driving

3. What is the legal basis for processing my personal data?

The legal basis for processing is in each case Art. 88 (1) GDPR, § 26 (1) 1 BDSG as far as the product testing is covered by your employment contract. If we base our data processing on legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. If you also separately consent to the processing of your data, the legal basis is Art. 88 (1) GDPR, § 26 (2) BDSG. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis. 

4. Who receives my data?

Authorities (in particular road traffic authorities, the respective police station in the event of accidents) Other institutions and authorities to whom we are obliged to transmit data. Service providers & business partners, insofar as this is necessary for the performance of the contract (e.g. cloud providers).

5. Is data transferred to a third country?

Service providers and business partners sometimes process personal data outside the EEA. In these cases, we ensure an appropriate, equivalent level of data protection in compliance with the GDPR (as a rule, we oblige service providers and business partners to comply with data protection by means of the EU standard contractual clauses of the European Commission).

6. How long will my data be stored?

Your personal data will be processed and stored for as long as necessary for the aforementioned purposes. If the data is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes, it will be deleted on a regular basis (this applies to data from test drives if they are no longer required for development and documentation purposes). Your data will continue to be stored for a limited period of time if this is required for legal reasons.

7. What data protection rights do I have and who can I contact?

You have the following rights (insofar as their requirements are met):

  • Right to information and copy of your data according to Art.15 GDPR.
  • Right to rectification according to Art.16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to object under Art. 21 GDPR, if the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (unless the interests of Vay outweigh your reasons for objecting, which arise from your particular situation)
You can revoke your given consent to the processing of personal data at any time in the future. To assert your rights, you can contact Vay or Vay's data protection officer:

Data Protection Officer
Vay Technology GmbH
c/o The Drivery, Mariendorfer Damm 1
12099 Berlin
Email: [email protected]

In addition, there is a right to lodge a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority. The competent authority for Vay is the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin, telephone: 030 13889-0, fax: 030 2155050, [email protected].

8. Is there an obligation for me to provide data?

Only if it originates from your position under your employment contract. If so, with regard to the data required for the performance employment relationship, you are obliged by your employment contract to provide us with this data, as proper performance of the employment relationship would not be possible without this data.

If this role is not stipulated in the employment contract, there is no obligation to participate in the testing. However, please note that participation is only possible if you agree to the terms and conditions and register in the app, otherwise it is not possible to perform the testing.