SAFE's weekly roundup of the top news in autonomous vehicle innovation and deployment.
The quickly changing marketplace in the auto industry has brought about challenges for companies to recruit the necessary talent for autonomous-vehicle research and innovation.
Ford's appointment of Jim Hackett as its new CEO makes good strategic sense, given the automaker’s commitment to AVs and the necessity of taking more bold steps in this area. The move further deepens Ford’s commitment to becoming a modern mobility company, and not just a traditional automaker.
Ford's $1 billion investment in a tech start-up reflects the company's commitment to autonomous vehicles and its attempts to catch up to others in the space, particularly Google and Tesla.
David Sidoo is the CEO of Advantage Lithium, a Vancouver-based company that has projects in Argentina and Nevada. He spoke to The Fuse about his firm’s operations, the state of lithium markets, and what challenges lay ahead for the industry.
Ford shifts from lagging others on autonomous vehicles to attempting to be one of the first to market a fully driverless car.
These collaborations also help set the stage for the giant leap from research to deployment of driverless cars by addressing two critical issues, either of which could have become significant roadblocks for Google’s driverless aspirations.
While the number of vehicles ordered in the Google-Fiat Chrysler deal is relatively small and will be used for testing purposes, it is an important milestone in the normalization of self-driving cars.
Ford Motor Company joins the long list of automakers seeking to position themselves as providers of mobility solutions.
Industry experts Bob Lutz and Tony Posawatz discuss new electric vehicle offerings, and which company is better positioned to lead the sector.