Google hires auto business veteran to run self-driving automotive challenge

Google hires auto industry veteran to run self-driving car project

Google already has somebody operating the technical aspect of its self-driving automotive undertaking, however what about ensuring the spreadsheets and such match up? That is a job for a critical enterprise sort, which is why the agency has employed auto business veteran John Krafcik to develop into CEO of its autonomous automobiles division. Krafcik comes with some pedigree, having beforehand labored at Ford and ran Hyundai’s US automotive enterprise for 5 years. These with lengthy reminiscences will recall that Krafcik was chargeable for changing house owners manuals with a pill within the Hyundai Equus, earlier than reversing that call a yr later.

Sure, true: I am becoming a member of the Google Self-Driving Automotive undertaking in late September.

— John Krafcik (@johnkrafcik) September 14, 2015

When Krafcik left Hyundai, he went to run TrueCar, an internet purchasing website that helps consumers discover offers when shopping for a brand new automotive. As Re/code studies, whereas the self-driving automotive undertaking now has its personal CEO, it isn’t but able to grow to be its personal firm, away from Google’s X Lab. A spokesperson advised the location that it is “not turning into an Alphabet firm at this stage,” cheekily including that “it is definitely an excellent candidate to develop into one” sooner or later.

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