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Cyanogen changes lanes from Android OS development to self-driving tech

December 12, 2017

Exactly a year ago, Cyngn (formerly Cyanogen) announced that it will discontinue its own flavor of Android, which powered phones from numerous international brands, and focus on a Modular OS that’s easier for manufacturers to integrate. As it turns out, the company has now shifted gears and moved in a completely different direction: autonomous vehicle technology.

Axios noted that the company’s site and job listings point to its new interests in developing self-driving tech: it’s hiring people to create and run autonomous system software, as well as mapping and perception systems across facilities in Singapore and Palo Alto. It also counts among its ranks former Mercedes-Benz talent.

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