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These days, graduates with the skills required to develop autonomous and electric vehicle technologies are in high demand. And when it comes to what they’re looking for in their careers developing the next generation of transportation, topping the list are ‘trustworthy’ employers who offer career advancement opportunities. That’s the finding of a recent study by collegiate engineering competition EcoCAR, which...
Mobility technology company Aptiv has announced plans to open an engineering lab in Westfield, Indiana, bringing dozens of highly-skilled jobs to the local area.  The company’s engineering lab will focus on developing next-generation technology for connected vehicles. Aptiv plans to bring 50 highly-skilled jobs to Westfield with annual salaries of approximately $80,000. Engineers in the lab will work on environmental testing,...
In a regular series of interviews, we speak to autonomous vehicle industry recruiters  to find out what they're looking for in candidates, how their recruitment process typically works and what advice they’d give to those pursuing a career in autonomous and connected vehicles. In our latest Q&A, we catch up with Gilles Simeon, HR Business Partner / Talent Acquisition Manager at mobility services...
The UK‌ job market is forecast to change drastically in the coming years as the uptake of artificial intelligence creates as many as 133 million new jobs around the world. That’s according to a forthcoming report that predicts that in the UK‌ alone, up to a third of jobs will be automated or likely to change as a result of the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI). The research from recruiter Robert Walters and...
If you're looking for a job in the autonomous vehicles sector, you're in luck: autonomous vehicle job postings in the US increased by more than 800% between 2015 and 2019, while industry job searches increased by 450% over the same period, according to new research by Indeed. The company dug into its data to find out which employers are posting the greatest number of autonomous vehicle jobs . While there has been a dip in postings over...
Foreign-born Ph.D. graduates with science and engineering degrees from American universities are only half as likely to work for technology start-ups as US citizens, despite applying to and receiving offers for these jobs at the same rate. That’s the finding of a new study by researchers at Cornell University, which discovered that these graduates prefer to work at larger technology companies with the resources and experience to...
Self-driving truck company TuSimple has partnered with Pima Community College in Arizona to announce the launch of the first autonomous driving certificate programme for truck drivers. The Autonomous Vehicle Driver and Operations Specialist programme aims to prepare individuals for jobs such as training the autonomous system as test drivers, operating the vehicle in situations where autonomous driving is not suitable, and remotely...
Ford Motor Company has opened a new research centre in Tel Aviv to focus on identifying technology partners in the areas of connectivity, sensors, in-vehicle monitoring and cyber-security. The company has appointed Udy Danino, Founder and CEO of Ford-owned computer vision and machine learning company SAIPS, as the technical director of the Ford Research Center, Israel, which is located at the heart of Tel Aviv’s technology community....
Online learning provider Udacity announced this week that it is expanding its learning partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) to train the next generation of engineering talent in self-driving car technology.  Udacity has announced a new program – the Sensor Fusion Engineer Nanodegree program – which has been developed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, one of the first...
Automotive company Geely Auto Group has opened a new research and development centre in Germany, focused on new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology. The Geely Auto Technical Deutschland (GATD) facility at Raunheim, close to Frankfurt airport, is expected to employ around 300 engineers and technology specialists within the next few years, as the group increases its presence in electrification and new energy vehicles....
Cambridge University’s Department of Engineering has announced the launch of a new information engineering course with a focus on autonomous driving. The course for second-year undergraduate students, taught by Professor Roberto Cipolla, Dr Richard Turner and Dr Glenn Vinnicombe, aims to provide a unified view of information engineering, showing how signal processing, computer vision, machine learning and control relate to one...
Ride-hailing service Lyft has appointed its first Head of Machine Learning and Intelligence, as it seeks to deepen its understanding of its drivers and riders and the cities in which they live. Tal Shaked joins the company from Google, where he led the Machine Learning Accelerated team at Google Brain, the company’s deep learning artificial intelligence research team. Shaked is also a co-founder of Sibyl, which was the most widely...