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Waymo Hires Ex-Tesla Exec

June 23, 2017 at 12:59 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous car unit has hired Satish Jeyachandran, the former head of hardware engineering at Tesla Inc., to help it create the package of cameras and other sensors needed for self-driving vehicles.

Volvo to Relaunch Polestar as a Stand-Alone EV Brand

June 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Volvo Car Corp. will relaunch its Polestar performance unit as a separate brand that markets high-performance electrified vehicles under its own name.

Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns

June 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Embattled Uber Technologies Inc. co-founder Travis Kalanick, 40, has resigned as CEO under pressure from investors. Uber says he will remain on the company’s board.

Tesla’s Head of Autopilot Software Quits after 6 Months

June 21, 2017 at 1:30 AM

Chris Lattner, the veteran Apple Inc. software executive hired in January to head software development for Tesla Inc.’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature, has left the company.

VW’s Former Design Chief Now Drawing for Chinese Carmaker

June 19, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Walter de Silva, who headed Volkswagen AG’s design between 2007 and 2015, is now doing the same as a contractor to an unidentified Chinese carmaker.

Ghosn Nixes Special Renault-Nissan Exec Bonus Plan

June 15, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn refutes a report that the alliance is preparing to give top executives access to a secretive secondary bonus channel.

FCA Said to Widen Search for Marchionne’s Successor

June 14, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has broadened its search—though still within the company— for a CEO to succeed Sergio Marchionne in 2018, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Bentley Taps Ex-Nissan Exec to Head U.S. Sales

June 14, 2017 at 12:51 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley luxury car units has hired Mike Rocco, formerly head of sales for Nissan Motor Co.’s central U.S. region, to be its vice president of sales and operations in the Americas, Automotive News reports.

Uber CEO Kalanick Confirms Sabbatical

June 13, 2017 at 4:23 PM

Travis Kalanick, founder and CEO of ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc., confirms earlier media reports that he will take time off from leading the crisis-laden company.

Former GM Designer Joins China’s Chery Automobile

June 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Chery Automobile Co. has appointed industry veteran Steve Eum to be the company’s design director, effective July 3.

Uber CEO May Take Leave of Absence in Management Shakeup

June 12, 2017 at 12:36 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick may step down for a three-month leave of absence as early as today in a shakeup that includes the resignation of Kalanick’s closest confident, Chief Business Officer Emil Michael, according to media reports.

UPDATE: Opel CEO Neumann Resigns, Likely to Head VW’s Audi Unit

June 12, 2017 at 12:04 AM

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has resigned ahead of General Motors Co.’s sale of the company to PSA Group. He is expected to be named CEO of Volkswagen AG’s Audi car unit.