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Our Mission

Effective transportation is a foundation of modern life and self-driving is bringing the biggest transportation revolution since the car itself. This technology will save lives, reduce emissions, and free up billions of hours.

Technologies this powerful only come once or twice a generation, so we're tackling this one with everything we've got! Varden Labs' mission is to make the self-driving future a reality, taking self-driving out of the lab and deploying it into a real product on US streets.

About Us

Varden Labs is a small, tight-knit company that's been building self-driving vehicles together for the past year. We're a proven team who's built multiple self-driving vehicles and tested them in the real world.

We have big competitors who are pouring billions of dollars into self-driving, but we believe team, passion and focus will win out over raw size:

Blockbuster didn't develop video streaming (it was a little startup called Netflix)

Wagon manufacturers didn't develop cars (it was a little startup called Ford)

And it won't be today’s incumbents who develop self-driving either.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
--Margaret Mead

We Have a Secret

We're not working on what you think we're working on. Our experiences in self driving showed us a better, faster, cheaper way to bring the benefits of self-driving to the world.

Since spring 2016 we've been working in stealth mode on an amazing new self-driving strategy. We're not quite ready to share it with the world yet, but stay tuned you'll see it within a year.

Or if - like us - you can't wait for the self-driving future, come join our team!

Past Vehicles


Built in a month with a few thousand dollars, Marvin became the first self-driving vehicle on Canadian Roads.


We created Alvin while participating in YCombinator. He was a self-driving shuttle which completed ten pilot projects and shuttled more than a thousand people.