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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...
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 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...
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...
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...