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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...
Karma Automotive has appointed Srini Gowda, an accomplished engineering executive with extensive automotive experience, as Vice President, Autonomous Driving and ADAS. Gowda will have responsibility for developing autonomous driving and ADAS technology applications for the company's future products. He will oversee Karma’s Autonomous Driving roadmap, building a comprehensive strategy as the company develops, designs and validates...
Ride-hailing service Lyft has appointed its first Head of Machine Learning and Intelligence, as it seeks to deepen its understanding of its drivers and riders and the cities in which they live. Tal Shaked joins the company from Google, where he led the Machine Learning Accelerated team at Google Brain, the company’s deep learning artificial intelligence research team. Shaked is also a co-founder of Sibyl, which was the most widely...
Local Motors , the developer of self-driving shuttle Olli, has appointed transit industry veteran Nicholas Cole as its new Senior Vice President of Sales. Cole will lead the company’s sales operations, with a focus on driving commercial adoption of its autonomous mobility products. Currently an industry consultant, Cole most recently led the expansion and transformation efforts for Avis Budget Group’s car-sharing network,...