Our guest today is a true wunderkind. Austin Russell filed his first patent when he was 12 and built a cell phone out of a Nintendo device when he was a teenager. He went to Stanford and dropped out after six months. Today his company Luminar Technologies, which he founded when he was 17, is publicly traded and a key player in the field of autonomous driving. Together with Daimler Truck Luminar Technologies is working on making their Lidar technology, a 3D laser scanning high-tech, the state of the art for reliable and safe autonomous trucking (SAE Level 4). Martin Daum not only talks to Austin Russell about the future of autonomous trucking (SAE Level 4) but also about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Enjoy this very inspiring new episode of Transportation Matters!