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. Computer Science & Product, Stanford University.

Fabrizio
Scelsi

Co-Founder, Hardware

WHAT DRIVES ME

I love to build products based on cutting-edge technology that nobody has built before in order to serve a greater purpose and solve problems – for the people, for our planet. I am very proud we were able to create a diverse and inclusive team with outstanding engineers from all over the world to drive this impact.

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 vehicle in Germany. RWTH Aachen, Imperial College London.

Bogdan
Djukic

Co-Founder, Software

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. MSc. in Computer Science from Belgrade University.

Mariona Bosch

Senior Engineering Manager

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 leadership 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)

Daniel Buchmueller

SVP Engineering

WHAT DRIVES ME

To learn every day, and to build cool things as well as engaged and high performing teams at the intersection of software & hardware. I believe in applying first principles, a collaborative and open approach to build products that change people’s lives for the better.

BACKGROUND

Director of Engineering at Boring company (SW, Mechanical engineering, EE, technicians, System), Co-founder Amazon Prime Air, CTO at Volansi (autonomous drone startup in San Francisco that raised $75m), VP, Head of Drone Cargo, Airbus. Built and shipped the (image matching and augmented reality) services for the iOS Bing App and operating system for Windows Phone.

Hans-Leo
Ross

Director of Safety

WHAT DRIVES ME

All my professional life I have been working for the protection and safety of people and the environment.
I want to further provide safe and user-friendly automation systems for our future mobility needs.

BACKGROUND

25+ years experience in system safety at Conti., Mando, Bosch. Led the VDA working group in Germany to create ISO26262 and influenced worldwide safety standardisation. Author of several text books on functional safety.

Friederike Reuter

Chief of Staff, Head of Strategy

WHAT DRIVES ME

Solving complex problems with ambitious and talented people who don’t accept the status quo. And having fun at the same time.

BACKGROUND

Political theorist turned economist turned venture builder. I hold degrees in economics from Harvard and Oxford, where I was a Rhodes Scholar, and spent a couple years as a consultant incubating and advising digital businesses at BCG.

Christian Hertlein

Director of Design and Brand

WHAT DRIVES ME

Building the future of mobility, which is sustainable and serving truly the needs of people, by creating a holistic experience, a relatable brand and shaping services that are going to make a difference to how we move within and between cities.

BACKGROUND

Head of Global Design at N26, Senior Lead Designer at IDEO, in-car interactions for Volkswagen.

David
Gossow

Engineering Lead

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.

Vladimir Bilonenko

Senior Engineering Manager

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.

Beatrice
Tîrziu

Software Engineer

WHAT DRIVES ME

The people around me. Seeing the team have such drive, determination and passion is unique and certainly contagious.

BACKGROUND

Having a BSc and MSc in Computer Science, I joined Vay as a Software Engineer in the company’s first months and early in my career. Still growing and learning together two years later.

Vay Privacy


Privacy policy for website

This Privacy Policy gives you an overview of the processing of your personal data in the context of the use the website at https://www.vay.io/ (the "Website") by Vay Technology GmbH, c/o The Drivery, Mariendorfer Damm 1, 12099 Berlin, datenschutz@vay.io ("we", “our” or "us") as a controller.

This Privacy Statement also describes our information practices and the choices available to you under EU data protection laws regarding our use of information of your personal data, including under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at the above address or by emailing to datenschutz@vay.io.

Depending on how you interact with us, we process different kinds of data and in different ways. Accordingly, the extent and purpose of the data processing will vary depending on the situation:

Some data is automatically processed if you visit our Website (see Section 1. below). Other data is only processed if you actively submit it to us, like using our web forms to get in touch with us or apply for an open role at our company (see Section 2. below) or, when registering for our newsletters (see Section 3. below).

  • Personal Data We Process on Our Website:

When we provide our Website to you, for technical reasons, it will be necessary for us to process personal data. These are data that we automatically process for every visitor when the Website is accessed.

Data that we automatically collect when you use our Website:

  • As soon as you visit the Website, you send technical information to our web servers where it is stored in so-called server log files. Once you access the Website, we collect the following “Website Usage Data”:
  • Date and time of the visit and the duration of the use of the Website;
  • the IP address or the ID of your device;
  • the referral URL (the Website from which you may have been referred);
  • the browser used and your operating system;
  • the visited sub-pages of the Website.

We process Website Usage Data to allow you to surf the Website and to ensure its functionality. We also process aggregated Website Usage Data to perform analyses on the performance of the Website, to continuously improve the Website and correct errors, to ensure IT security and operation of our systems, as well as to prevent or uncover abuse. We further process this data to improve the user experience on our Website and guarantee the safety of our IT systems. We are not able to identify you as an individual, based on such Website Usage Data (data processing will remain pseudonymous at all times).

The abovementioned processing purposes represent our legitimate interests. The legal basis for processing Website Usage Data in server log files is, hence, Art. 6 (1) lit. f) of the GDPR.

Cookies:

We use cookies and similar technologies to process Website Usage Data on our Website. If you would like to learn more about these technologies, please refer to the Information on Cookies and Similar Technologies at the end of this Privacy Statement.

  • Personal Data We Process If You Decide to Contact Us:

We offer interested parties the possibility to contact us through our website forms or by emailing us. You might contact us either because you have a sales or customer support inquiry or because you’d like to apply for an open position with our company. In both cases we will process your personal data only for the purpose of complying with your request.

Personal data includes, in particular, information about you (e.g. first and last name) and contact information (e.g. address, telephone number, e-mail address) including the data resulting from any attachments you send along (e.g. CV, cover letter, certificates, data on qualifications and school and university degrees, professional experience, language skills, etc.).

Certain personal data to be provided on the contact form, which we need to process your application, are mandatory fields. Nevertheless, the provision of this data is voluntary. However, if you do not provide us with these mandatory fields, we may not be able to process your application. All other information that is not marked as mandatory fields can be filled in voluntarily.

Our legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) lit. a) of the GDPR (your consent). We seek the best applicants regardless of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health or sexual identity (collectively "sensitive data"). If you nevertheless disclose sensitive data without being asked and voluntarily, we may also process this data for the purpose of processing your application.

  • Personal Data We Process When You sign up for our Newsletters

When you register for our newsletter, we process your e-mail address for the purpose of sending it. You will receive a registration notification by e-mail, which you must confirm in order to receive the newsletter (so-called double opt-in). This serves as proof for us that the registration was actually initiated by you.

The legal basis is your consent, Art. 6 (1) lit. a) of the GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time, e.g. via the unsubscribe link at the end of each newsletter.

  • With Whom We Share Personal Data:

We treat your personal data with care and confidentially and will only pass it on to third parties to the extent described below and not beyond. We do not share, sell, rent, or trade personal data with third parties for any promotional purposes. For technical reasons, however, we share personal data with our service providers (such as Amazon Web Services who host our online and cloud resources). We have chosen Europe as our server location. Where our service providers process personal data, they will do so solely on our instructions or under our common joint control and have undertaken to comply with strict contractual requirements for the security of your data (including, but not limited to, complying with this Privacy Statement). This includes the service provider hosting the Website.

  • Data Transfers to Countries Outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”)

We do not transfer your personal data to countries outside the EEA (so-called “Third Countries”) without implementing appropriate safeguards to guarantee the security of processing and an adequate level of data protection at all times.

Some of our service providers (see above) are affiliates of companies based in Third Countries. Hence, legally speaking, personal data may be transferred to Third Countries, even where the actual storage capacities/serves are located inside the territory of the EEA. However, we will ensure that an adequate level of data protection is maintained at all times. We will only transfer your personal data if

  • The Commission has adopted a so-called adequacy decision for the third country or the recipient in that third country,
  • Sufficient safeguards are provided by the recipient in accordance with Article 46 of the GDPR for the protection of the personal data (including any additional measures required),
  • You have expressly consented to the transfer, after we have informed you about the risks, in accordance with Article 49 (1) lit. a) of the GDPR,
  • The transfer is necessary for the performance of contractual obligations between you and us
  • Or another exception from Article 49 of the GDPR applies.

Guarantees according to Article 46 of the GDPR can be so-called standard contractual clauses. In these standard contractual clauses, the recipient assures to protect the data sufficiently and thus to ensure a level of protection comparable to the GDPR.

  • For How Long We Keep Your Data:

We delete Website Usage Data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes we collect them for. Provided that the data is no longer required for the fulfilment of legal obligations (e.g. tax or commercial law), it will be deleted, unless the subsequent processing is necessary for the preservation of evidence or for the defence of legal claims against us. Server log files will be deleted after 30 days. If you contact us, we will delete the data you have provided after the request has been processed, unless you give us your consent to store this data for a longer period of time.

  • User profiles:

We do not use your personal data to identify you as an individual or create a profile of your interests and/or interactions.

  • Your Legal Rights Under The GDPR:

You, as a data subject (i.e. the person whose data are processed), have the following statutory rights under the GDPR:

  • to withdraw your consent given to us at any time in accordance with Article 7 para. 3 of the GDPR. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future;
  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, unless it was collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about its details;
  • to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, unless the processing for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending Legal claims is required;
  • To request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, provided that the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need this to assert, you need to exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR;
  • according to Article 20 of the GDPR, to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another person responsible and

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority, the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

If you would like to exercise your data subject rights, please contact datenschutz@vay.io.

Information about your Right of Objection under Article 21 of the GDPR

  1. Right of objection in individual cases

In addition to the rights already mentioned, you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, where it is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. f) of the GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests). If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims. Please also note that, if we terminate the processing due to your objection, the Website may no longer be available to you or only to a limited extent.

  1. Your right to object to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes

You also have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, including any subscription to our newsletters or personalized ads; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data in the future.

The objection can be filed informally and should be sent to: datenschutz@vay.io

Information on Cookies and Similar Technologies

On the Website, we use cookies to collect information about your use and interaction with the Website. As described more fully below, we use these tools to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movements around the Website, serve targeted advertisements, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.  This notice describes the types of interaction information collected on the Website and how we may use it.

Cookies

We use cookies.  Cookies are files which automatically collect interaction information from a visitor to a webpage and transfer this information to the visitor’s computer or device. We use cookies to analyze web traffic, adapt services, content, and advertisements, to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, and to promote the confidence in and security of our Website. We also use cookies to calculate the total number of visitors to our Website. This interaction information helps us to obtain the feedback required for constantly improving our Website.

Because cookies only recognize information related to your computer or device, like your web browser type and version and IP address, we cannot personally identify you from the cookies.

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only for the duration of a single visit to a webpage. They disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or turn off your computer or device.  Because cookies are stored on your own computer or device, you are always free to set your browser to decline them and you can delete them from your device.  However, if you do so, you may find that some web pages do not work smoothly or that your ability to use certain features or functions of our Website may be limited.

The use of cookies, which are required to maintain the functions of the website, are used by us to protect our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest can be seen in the offer of a smoothly functioning and attractive website. All other cookies that are not required to maintain the functions of the website are only used by us with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) of the GDPR. You can give this consent via our cookie consent tool or revoke it at any time with future effect. You have the option of either agreeing to the use of all cookie categories or making an individual selection.