Jump to content

Google's self-driving car gets closer with new hire


sincity
 Share

Recommended Posts

Google's self-driving car gets closer with new hire

It was never a secret that Google was working hard to enter the competitive auto market with its self-driving car project. But things are starting to get a bit more real, with the hiring of ex-Ford and ex-Hyundai GM John Krafcik to lead the initiative.

Krafcik, whose resume lists 14 years at Ford followed by 10 years at Hyundai – including five years in the top job in the US – has turned to Twitter to confirm the news and express his excitement at the opportunity.

"Yes, true: I'm joining the Google Self-Driving Car project in late September," Krafcik tweeted. "This is a great opportunity to help Google develop the enormous potential of self-driving cars. I can't wait to get started," he added.

"Self-driving cars could save 1000s of lives, give people greater mobility & free us from things we find frustrating about driving today," Krafcik announced in a third tweet.

The news comes just two months after Apple also went on an automotive hiring spree (well, maybe not quite a spree), nabbing ex-Fiat-Chrysler exec Doug Betts in an undisclosed role.




rc.img

rc.img

rc.img

a2.imga2t.imgmf.gifY914wdLOCz8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.