Blog

Blog Categories

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.    ...
Autonomous vehicle sensor and software company Luminar has announced an expansion of its leadership team, as it begins scaling its technology into series production, starting with Volvo in 2022. The firm also plans to begin shipping its Iris sensing and perception platform within the year. Luminar has appointed Tom Fennimore, previously Global Head of Automotive for Goldman Sachs and most recently at Jefferies Group, LLC, as its new Chief...
Self-driving truck technology provider Plus.ai has announced the addition of Dennis 'Denny' Mooney to its Advisory Board. Mooney will work with the Plus.ai team to bring to market the company's autonomous trucks, leveraging his expertise in global product development for world-class automotive and truck manufacturers. “We are very pleased to welcome Denny to our advisory board and look forward to his counsel across our engineering,...
Autonomous shuttle developer NAVYA has appointed Pierre Lahutte as Chief Strategy & Development Officer in a move aimed at strengthening its management team. Until last year, Lahutte was President of the IVECO brand in charge of Bus and Truck activities, and has more than 20 years of experience in the agricultural vehicle, bus and truck industries, acquired during a career at New Holland, CNH and IVECO. Etienne Hermite, Chief...
Self-driving vehicle developer Aurora has welcomed several new senior leaders and grown to 500 people, doubling in size over the past year. The firm has appointed Sagar Behere as its Director of Systems and Safety Engineering, responsible for helping to define and lead Aurora's engineering efforts to ensure its technology meets the highest safety standards. Behere will also direct safety research, driving results that can be...
Autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica has revealed that it is employing successful video game developers to create the autonomous software required for the vehicles of the future. Game developers who have previously launched flight simulators, racing games and sports titles have helped to create the simulated world in which Oxbotica is testing its autonomous software – whether driving on an urban street or off-road in a...