Ford Names Hackett as CEO to Tackle Car Rivals, Silicon Valley

Hackett, 62, known as a turnaround expert who for the past year has led the Ford unit developing self-driving cars and related projects, replaces Mark Fields, 56, who spent less than three years as CEO.
Ford, once the most financially secure of the 'Big Three' Detroit automakers... ... now finds itself under pressure on all sides as overall U.S. auto sales fall.

Ford Names Hackett as CEO to Tackle Car Rivals, Silicon Valley

Hackett, 62, known as a turnaround expert who for the past year has led the Ford unit developing self-driving cars and related projects, replaces Mark Fields, 56, who spent less than three years as CEO.
Ford, once the most financially secure of the 'Big Three' Detroit automakers... ... now finds itself under pressure on all sides as overall U.S. auto sales fall.

Volvo Pioneers Autonomous, Self-Driving Refuse Truck In The Urban Environment

Volvo Group, together with Swedish waste and recycling specialists Renova, is testing a pioneering autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used across the urban environment.
The project explores how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions and lower environmental impact.

Volvo Pioneers Autonomous, Self-Driving Refuse Truck In The Urban Environment

Volvo Group, together with Swedish waste and recycling specialists Renova, is testing a pioneering autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used across the urban environment.
The project explores how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions and lower environmental impact.

Uber Jumps into Trucking, Launches Uber Freight

“Uber brings the tech capability and depth of resources and talent that nobody in the space can match,” Uber Freight Director Bill Driegert told Trucks.com. The company also brings an established brand name and potent technology to the freight business. “Uber’s disruptive impact has been almost entirely in its easy connection of underutilized assets with demand. That’s the start and finish of why it has swept across the transportation landscape,” said Michael Ramsey, an analyst at Gartner Inc. “An Uber for hauling stuff is sensible and really builds on what trucking companies have tried to do in their own ecosystem to ensure that trucks are full as often as possible.”

Uber Jumps into Trucking, Launches Uber Freight

“Uber brings the tech capability and depth of resources and talent that nobody in the space can match,” Uber Freight Director Bill Driegert told Trucks.com. The company also brings an established brand name and potent technology to the freight business. “Uber’s disruptive impact has been almost entirely in its easy connection of underutilized assets with demand. That’s the start and finish of why it has swept across the transportation landscape,” said Michael Ramsey, an analyst at Gartner Inc. “An Uber for hauling stuff is sensible and really builds on what trucking companies have tried to do in their own ecosystem to ensure that trucks are full as often as possible.”

To Stop Hackers From Invading Self-driving Cars, Karamba Security raises $12 million

Karamba’s software is built-in to a car, and can prevent hacks on an embedded system, explained the company’s co-founder and chairman David Barzilai. Specifically, it is installed in a vehicle’s ECUs, which are tiny computers that control various functions inside a car, from the brakes to the navigation and on-board entertainment systems. Karamba’s software locks down the ECU’s factory settings, preventing the execution of any programs that would deviate from those settings.

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To Stop Hackers From Invading Self-driving Cars, Karamba Security raises $12 million

Karamba’s software is built-in to a car, and can prevent hacks on an embedded system, explained the company’s co-founder and chairman David Barzilai. Specifically, it is installed in a vehicle’s ECUs, which are tiny computers that control various functions inside a car, from the brakes to the navigation and on-board entertainment systems. Karamba’s software locks down the ECU’s factory settings, preventing the execution of any programs that would deviate from those settings.

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Delphi: Self-driving Taxis Bound for U.S., likely Pittsburgh or Boston

Delphi Automotive expects to announce plans for a new self-driving taxi service in a U.S. city -- most likely Boston or Pittsburgh -- within the next month or so.  The company had planned to announce the service late last year but needed more time to negotiate with potential partners, said Glen De Vos, Delphi's chief technology officer.

"We are going through the final application process, and we expect approval in the next four weeks or so," De Vos told Automotive News. "In the U.S., we'd like to kick off the service in September."

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Delphi: Self-driving Taxis Bound for U.S., likely Pittsburgh or Boston

Delphi Automotive expects to announce plans for a new self-driving taxi service in a U.S. city -- most likely Boston or Pittsburgh -- within the next month or so.  The company had planned to announce the service late last year but needed more time to negotiate with potential partners, said Glen De Vos, Delphi's chief technology officer.

"We are going through the final application process, and we expect approval in the next four weeks or so," De Vos told Automotive News. "In the U.S., we'd like to kick off the service in September."

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