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Autonomous vehicle developer Zoox turns to Intel for new CEO

Autonomous vehicle developer Zoox turns to Intel for new CEO

Following the departure last year of its CEO Tim Kentley-Klay, autonomous vehicle developer Zoox has announced the appointment of Aicha Evans as its new CEO and a member of its Board of Directors.

Evans joins Zoox from 12 years at Intel, where she was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, overseeing the firm’s transition from a PC-centric to a data-centric company.

Before that, Evans was General Manager of the Communication and Devices Group, responsible for driving wireless engineering for multi-comm products and Intel platforms.

“I’m thrilled to join Zoox and challenge the status quo with an autonomous mobility system built from the ground up,” said Evans.

“Mobility is approaching a major inflection point, and Zoox has set itself apart from entrenched players as the only company creating a solution purpose-built to meet the needs of a fully autonomous future. I look forward to helping the company’s exceptionally talented team continue to grow as we unlock more technical and commercial milestones.”

“Our team has made incredible progress since we started in 2014,” said Jesse Levinson, Zoox co-founder, CTO, and President.

“We believe now more than ever that the full realization of autonomous mobility is a radical departure from last century’s car architecture, and that requires a completely reimagined vehicle and AI solution.”

Carl Bass, Zoox’s executive chairman and board member, said: “Aicha is an accomplished business leader and a strategic thinker with the right mix of skills to help turn Zoox’s ambitious vision into a reality.

“Zoox’s board of directors looks forward to working closely with Aicha to expand Zoox’s presence in the autonomous vehicle market as Zoox enters its next phase of growth.”

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