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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...
Ford Motor Company is investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities and adding 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles . Ford is investing approximately $750 million and adding 2,700 new direct jobs at its manufacturing facility in Wayne, Mich., during the next three years. Ford will...
Lucid Motors, together with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and local officials, has celebrated the start of construction of its electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. The first phase of factory construction, representing an investment of over $300 million, is scheduled for completion in late 2020 in readiness for the start of production of Lucid’s first autonomous-ready car, the...
PerceptIn, a Santa Clara, Cal.-based visual intelligence technology company specializing in autonomous driving technology, has announced plans to relocate its global headquarters from California to Fishers, Indiana to launch an autonomous vehicle pilot program and create up to 50 new, high-wage jobs by 2022. PerceptIn will establish its headquarters at the Indiana IoT Lab – Fishers in preparation for the launch of its pilot program in...
Mobility technology company Aptiv has announced plans to open an engineering lab in Westfield, Indiana, bringing dozens of highly-skilled jobs to the local area.  The company’s engineering lab will focus on developing next-generation technology for connected vehicles. Aptiv plans to bring 50 highly-skilled jobs to Westfield with annual salaries of approximately $80,000. Engineers in the lab will work on environmental testing,...
The UK‌ job market is forecast to change drastically in the coming years as the uptake of artificial intelligence creates as many as 133 million new jobs around the world. That’s according to a forthcoming report that predicts that in the UK‌ alone, up to a third of jobs will be automated or likely to change as a result of the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI). The research from recruiter Robert Walters and...
As automation affects more and more industries, it’s reasonable to think that jobs traditionally done by humans will start to disappear, as workers are replaced with robots. But a recent report suggests that the opposite is actually true. It found that more employers than ever (87%) are planning to increase or maintain headcount in the next two years, as a result of automation. The report from ManpowerGroup, ‘Humans Wanted:...
Much has been made of the potential benefits of driverless vehicles and automated technologies – from improved mobility to better road safety. But there are also concerns about the impact self-driving vehicles could have on existing transportation jobs. Last year, the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI)  commissioned a report  on the subject, which found that the driverless vehicle...
Self-driving vehicle developer Waymo has received approval from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to manufacture its vehicles in the state, leading to the potential creation of hundreds of self-driving jobs. “Thanks to our collaboration with MEDC, we’ll bring new job opportunities to the talented citizens of Southeast Michigan,” said Waymo in a statement announcing its plans. Waymo will begin by...
New research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Detroit Mobility Lab (DML) has found that self-driving and electric cars will help to create more than 100,000 US mobility industry jobs in the next decade. However, demand for as many as 30,000 engineering graduates with degrees in computer-related subjects could significantly exceed the expected supply, exacerbating the industry’s existing talent shortage, warn the...
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...