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New research has found that investment in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies could see nearly 40,000 skilled jobs created in the UK by 2035, as part of a market that is forecast to be worth £41.7 billion . The findings, from a report by researchers at the Connected Places Catapult, Element Energy and Cambridge Econometrics, were unveiled by UK Transport Minister Rachel Maclean in an address to the CES technology...
The Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) has appointed Giuseppe Rosso, VP Engineering Advanced Assisted Driving Systems at the automotive technology company Veoneer, as Chairman. AVCC is a global consortium driving industry consensus for automated and assisted driving computing. Founded in 2019, the consortium has 19 members; OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and semiconductor companies.   These companies work together to...
Skill-Lync, an India-headquartered startup backed by investor Y Combinator, has launched a special master’s course for Autonomous Driving . The course is designed to give students a hands-on approach to learn and develop model-based control strategies for driver-assist systems.  The master’s course offers experience to the students following a balanced approach with both in-depth theoretical and on-hand practical...
Optimus Ride, a leading developer of autonomous vehicle technology systems, has announced the appointment of Sean Harrington as its new CEO and member of its board of directors. Harrington replaces co-founder Ryan Chin, who will remain at the company with responsibility over policy and sustainability initiatives. Harrington brings expertise developing, commercialising and scaling technology solutions, with experience at both startups...
Ford Autonomous Vehicles has appointed a safety advisor to oversee its self-driving vehicle development efforts, as the carmaker reiterates its commitment to road safety. Chris Gerdes, co-director at the Center of Automotive Research at Stanford University, is joining Ford to help create safety processes for the development and deployment of the company’s self-driving vehicles. In his role at Stanford, Gerdes has undertaken...
General Motors has announced that it will hire 3,000 new employees as it works to develop autonomous and electric vehicles. The carmaker plans to recruit the new employees across engineering, design and IT between now and the first quarter of 2021. As more people continue to work remotely, GM will offer an increasing number of remote opportunities as it continues its focus on autonomous and electric vehicles, and the development of...
Perceptive Automata Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Sam Anthony, has joined the Board of Directors of Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE). PAVE is a coalition of industry partners and nonprofit groups who believe in the potential of autonomous vehicles and seek to educate others about that potential. PAVE’s Board of Directors consists of stakeholders from across the automated vehicle industry, including...
Self-driving platform developer Aurora has appointed new senior engineering and business leaders, increasing its headcount to 600 staff. As it works to bring its Aurora Driver to market, Aurora has announced it is expanding its leadership team with several new appointments. David Maday joins Aurora from General Motors as VP of Global Business Development. Maday has a background of building long-lasting partnerships and commercialising...
Volvo Cars has appointed Ödgärd Andersson as the new chief executive of its autonomous drive software development company, Zenseact. Andersson, who is currently chief digital officer at Volvo Cars, will take up the new role on 1 November. Zenseact was formed recently as a new entity wholly owned by Volvo Cars, following the split-up of Volvo Cars’ joint venture company with Veoneer. Zenseact will focus on the development...
TuSimple, a global self-driving technology company, has announced that Jim Mullen, the former Acting Administrator of the FMCSA, will serve as the organisation’s Chief Legal and Risk Officer with immediate effect. In his new role, Mullen will oversee legal affairs and risk management strategy, and help continue to develop TuSimple’s approach to safety. “We are thrilled to welcome Jim to the TuSimple team. His experience...
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 Bill Li, Human Resources Director at LiDAR provider RoboSense.    ...
Electric carmaker Li Auto has appointed Mr. Kai Wang as its chief technology officer, with responsibility for leading the company’s advanced technology research and development in intelligent vehicles, intelligent cockpit, autonomous driving , platform development and Li OS, the company’s real-time operating system. Wang joins Li Auto from Visteon Corporation, where he was most recently global chief architect and director...