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A new report has warned that the UK faces a potentially chronic shortage of skilled workers, which could undermine its stated ambitions to become a global leader in the field of connected and autonomous vehicles. The analysis, published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and self-driving technology start-up StreetDrone, found that the switch to driverless cars will create 37,300 jobs in the UK by 2035, of which nearly...
TuSimple , a company developing autonomous driving solutions for the logistics industry, has announced that it plans to expand its testing facilities in Tucson, Arizona and create 500 new jobs to support its growing development program. The company, which has been testing its Level 4 autonomous trucks in the state for over a year, says the new jobs will be in a variety of fields, ranging from engineering and autonomous truck...
A report into the impact of automated vehicles on driving jobs, published earlier this month, suggests that a rise in automated vehicles will not displace significant numbers of truck driving jobs, but that their arrival will have some impact on passenger car driving jobs. The report, commissioned by the American Center for Mobility (ACM), led by Michigan State University (MSU) and supported by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI),...
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 caught up with Dr. Ryan Chin (CEO, above) and Dr. Albert Huang (CTO, pictured below) of Optimus Ride....
Autonomous deep learning simulation firm Cognata has announced the appointment of US-based Heikki Laine as Senior Director of Strategy and Policy, with a focus on autonomous vehicle safety. Laine will be responsible for executing on the company’s strategy for safety standards and regulations and for establishing strategic partnerships. "Safety and regulations will be a crucial determining factor in the smooth transition to...
In the first of a new 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. To kick off the series, we caught up with Pierre Bourgin, General Manager, North America for NAVYA. 1. Can you tell us a...
The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is to join a study looking at the impact of automated vehicles on the workforce .   TRI will contribute $75,000 to the American Center for Mobility (ACM) analysis of automated vehicles’ impact on driving-related jobs.   ACM’s study – titled ‘Preparing the Workforce for Automated Vehicles’ – is being conducted by Michigan State University in...
Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new UK software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy of introducing connected technologies in future vehicles. As it works to create the next generation of software for connected cars, the company plans to recruit a small team of UK-based IT specialists, software engineers and developers to work at its new centre. The company needs to recruit digital and...
A group of companies and associations, including FedEx, Ford, Uber and Waymo, has announced the launch of the Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO), a collaboration committed to exploring the impact of autonomous vehicles on American workers. PTIO, whose other members include American Trucking Associations, Daimler, Lyft and Toyota Motor North America, plans to promote ‘open and thorough...
Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) has announced that it is now recruiting for positions at its new office for automated driving software development in Tokyo. TRI-AD aims to translate its research in artificial intelligence for automated driving into real products to support mobility around the world. The company is now recruiting for “passionate, talented candidates” who wish to develop their careers...
TOYOTA Connected has announced its expansion with the launch of TOYOTA Connected Europe (TCEU), a London-based start-up technology company that will harness data science to develop new mobility solutions for European consumers. The company plans to recruit up to 50 data scientists, engineers and software developers to join its UK team. TCEU will be based in London to take advantage of the area’s high concentration of data scientists,...
Electric vehicle developer SF Motors has announced that it will open a new R&D facility in Milpitas, California, allowing it to tap into Silicon Valley’s proximity to vendors, and to the area’s talent. The company will add engineering and manufacturing jobs at the new facility in late 2018. SF Motors’ R&D and low-volume manufacturing efforts at the site will be led by Chief Technology Officer Yifan Tang, with a...