Thomas
von der Ohe

Co-Founder, CEO

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

Fabrizio
Scelsi

Co-Founder, CTO

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

Bogdan
Djukic

Co-founder, VP Engineering & Teledrive Experience

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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

Mariona
Bosch

VP Programs and Engineering Operations

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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)

Justin
Spratt

CBO - Business & Corporate Development

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

Caleb
Varner

US General Manager

WHAT DRIVES ME

We’re close to letting users experience the Vay Magic for the first time in Las Vegas and I know that they are going to find it a compelling mix of great value powered by a super slick in-app experience. It’s awesome to have the opportunity to take this piece of underlying tech (remote driving) and build an experience around it that users will use, love and tell their friends about.

BACKGROUND

Co-founded and served as the Global General Manager of Uber Rent & Valet, a new mobility investment by Uber. Lead the Global Vehicles team at Uber, overseeing critical planning and P&L responsibilities. Built Uber’s vehicles business in Latin America from the ground and managed the customer-facing financial services business across Sub-Saharan Africa. Lead international financial services strategy engagements with the Boston Consulting Group for John Deere, focusing on regions like Brazil, Africa, and India. Owns a Masters of Business Administration of Duke University.

David
Gossow

Senior Principal Software Engineer

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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

Johanna
Loomis

Lead Industrial Designer

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

Vladimir
Bilonenko

Director of Software Engineering

WHAT DRIVES ME

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

ALINA
PRESTI

Teledriver

WHAT DRIVES ME

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

BACKGROUND

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

Vay Privacy


Privacy policy for customers

This policy applies to the United States and privacy rights of users in the United States. This policy is not meant to supersede any local, state, federal, or international privacy laws including, but not limited to, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Introduction

Vay GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "the Company", “we”, or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, and disclose information when you use our services, including our website, mobile application, and any other platform or service offered by us (collectively, the "Services"). We are dedicated to complying with local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding data protection, including the laws of Nevada and the United States.

1. Information We Collect

We may collect the following types of information from you:

A. Personal Information

  • Contact Information: This includes your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address.
  • Account Information: If you create an account with us, we may collect your username, password, and other account-related details.
  • Payment Information: If you make purchases through our Services, we may collect your payment card information. See Sec. ____ for more information on Payments.
  • Location Information: We may collect your device's location information with your consent. User-Generated Content: We may collect information you provide when you interact with our Services, such as reviews, comments, or other content you submit.
  • Communication Information: We may collect information from your communications with us, such as customer support requests, emails, or chat logs.
  • Your voice and/or personal image may be captured by the Vay Vehicle's onboard & exterior facing audio and visual recording system. These devices are not operational while a User is in control of the vehicle, but handovers to and from teledrivers are recorded (audio and visual) for training and quality assurance purposes. These images and recordings will not be shared externally or for any other purpose outside of training and quality assurance. Exemptions of this policy include law enforcement legal process and court orders.

B. Automatically Collected Information

  • Usage Information: We collect information about how you use our Services, including your interactions with our website, mobile application, and advertisements.
  • Device Information: We may collect device-specific information, such as your device's hardware model, operating system, and unique identifiers.
  • Log Data: We automatically log certain information when you use our Services, including your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and pages viewed.

2. How We Use Your Information

We may use your information for the following purposes:

  • To provide, maintain, and improve our Services.
  • To process transactions and send transaction notifications.
  • To respond to your requests, comments, or questions.
  • To send you marketing and promotional communications, where permitted by law.
  • To detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent or illegal activities.
  • To comply with legal obligations and protect our rights.

3. Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your information with the following entities:

  • Service Providers: We may disclose your information to third-party service providers who assist us in providing and maintaining our Services. These service providers may have access to your personal information but are obligated to use it solely to perform services on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions.
  • Legal Compliance: We may share information to comply with legal obligations, respond to legal requests, and protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property.
  • Corporate Transactions: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or part of our assets, your information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
  • Third-Party Payment Processors:
    • We use third-party payment processor Stripe, Inc. to handle payment transactions on our behalf. When you make a payment through our Services, your payment card information, such as your credit card number, expiration date, and CVV code, is collected and processed directly by these third-party payment processors. We do not store or have access to your full payment card information.
    • Our third-party payment processors are carefully selected and are compliant with industry security standards, such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), to ensure the security and protection of your payment information. We recommend reviewing the privacy policies and security measures of our payment processors for more information about how they handle your payment information.
    • Please note that while we take reasonable steps to protect your payment information, the security of data transmitted over the internet or stored electronically cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You are responsible for taking appropriate steps to protect your payment card information, such as safeguarding your login credentials and using secure internet connections when making payments.

By using our Services, you acknowledge and consent to the sharing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy, including the sharing of payment information with our third-party payment processors for payment processing purposes. If you have any concerns about the handling of your payment information, please contact us using the information provided in Section 8 of this Privacy Policy.

4. Your Choices

You have the following choices regarding your information:

  • You can access and update your account information by contacting Vay at [email protected]
  • You can opt out of marketing communications by following the instructions provided in those communications or contacting us at [email protected]
  • You can disable location services on your device or deny location permissions in our mobile app. As a note, disabling location services completely will render most of the functions of the application unavailable.
  • You can delete your account by contacting us.

5. Security

We take reasonable measures to protect your information, but no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.

6. Children's Privacy

Our Services are not intended for individuals under the age of 21. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from children (those age 17 and under) without parental consent, we will take steps to delete the information. Users agree upon signup that they are age 21 or over. Users may not make accounts for or use information of individuals under the age of 21.

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The date of the last update will be prominently displayed. Your continued use of our Services after any changes indicates your acceptance of the revised policy.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: [email protected]

9. Additional Nevada Privacy Rights

If you are a Nevada resident, you have the right to request certain information about our data practices in accordance with Nevada law. To exercise these rights, please contact us using the contact information provided in Section 8.

10. Additional U.S. Federal Privacy Rights

As a U.S. resident, you may have additional privacy rights under federal law. For more information about these rights, please refer to applicable federal laws and regulations.


By using our Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Services.