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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...
Autonomous trucking technology TuSimple has recruited Lee White, who spent 35 years in various leadership roles at UPS, and Conrad Miller, who spent 15 years as a Senior Director of Transportation and Senior Director of Technology at Walmart, as its Vice President of Strategy and Senior Director of Fleet Operations, respectively. The pair bring a combined 50 years of logistics experience to the autonomous driving technology company that is...
Cognata, which provides a testing and evaluation solution for self-driving vehicles, has appointed Yoram Berholtz as Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Yoram will be responsible for developing new business opportunities within the ADAS and autonomous vehicle ecosystem, extending the company's commercial leadership, and customer success. Berholtz brings more than ten years of automotive business experience to Cognata, having most...
To celebrate International Women's Day, carmaker Hyundai has introduced the Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship to help the next generation of women leaders. The scholarship seeks to help close the gender gap in the engineering, mobility and autonomous driving  fields by awarding female students interested in pursuing an education and career in those disciplines. Five female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students...
In an industry where new jobs are being created every day, could this be the C-Suite role of the future? Michigan's Governor signed an executive measure this week creating an Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and, with it, the creation of a new 'Chief Mobility Officer' role. Governor Gretchen Whitmer set out her vision for securing Michigan's continued global leadership in both the automotive manufacturing and mobility...
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...