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Local Motors has teamed up with California's Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to provide an opportunity for students interested in automotive careers to engage in technical education around shared, electric autonomous vehicles. Pittsburg High School will become the first automotive programme in the state, and possibly the US, to provide students with hands-on experience while they learn about autonomous vehicle maintenance and...
A new study exploring the impact of driverless cars on the US state of Tennessee has found that the rise of autonomous vehicles and a transition to electric vehicles will open new opportunities in the state and transform jobs, companies and potentially even industries. In doing so, their arrival is likely to reshape Tennessee's economy, tax revenue and everyday life, found the authors. The study – Potential Impacts of Autonomous...
Luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors has appointed Dr. Eugene Lee as Senior Director of ADAS and Autonomous Driving. In this role, Dr. Lee will be responsible for the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the development of autonomous driving technology for the Lucid Air and the company's future models. Dr. Lee joins Lucid with more than 20 years' experience in automotive systems development. For the past...
Nils Jaeger, currently President Region EMEA, Volvo Financial Services, has been appointed President of the new Volvo Group business area Volvo Autonomous Solutions. He will report to the Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt and be a member of the Group management team.  As the President of Volvo Autonomous Solutions, Jaeger will lead a new business area responsible for further accelerating the development, commercialization...
Ford Motor Company is investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities and adding 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles . Ford is investing approximately $750 million and adding 2,700 new direct jobs at its manufacturing facility in Wayne, Mich., during the next three years. Ford will...
Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, has announced the appointment of Clayton Tino, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Tino will focus his efforts on defining and managing Beep's product strategy and delivery. Tino has extensive technology experience in platform design and software development. Prior to joining Beep, he established and ran the Managed Cloud Platform organisation for...
Lucid Motors, together with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and local officials, has celebrated the start of construction of its electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. The first phase of factory construction, representing an investment of over $300 million, is scheduled for completion in late 2020 in readiness for the start of production of Lucid’s first autonomous-ready car, the...
PerceptIn, a Santa Clara, Cal.-based visual intelligence technology company specializing in autonomous driving technology, has announced plans to relocate its global headquarters from California to Fishers, Indiana to launch an autonomous vehicle pilot program and create up to 50 new, high-wage jobs by 2022. PerceptIn will establish its headquarters at the Indiana IoT Lab – Fishers in preparation for the launch of its pilot program in...
Karma Automotive has appointed Srini Gowda, an accomplished engineering executive with extensive automotive experience, as Vice President, Autonomous Driving and ADAS. Gowda will have responsibility for developing autonomous driving and ADAS technology applications for the company's future products. He will oversee Karma’s Autonomous Driving roadmap, building a comprehensive strategy as the company develops, designs and validates...
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...