Automotive industry veterans Maryann Keller and Glenn Mercer have formed an alliance targeting automotive startups and the investors funding them. The collaboration is intended to help selected startups maximise their opportunities within the automotive industry by leveraging the knowledge of these two leaders. "Startups in automotive often begin with a solid theoretical grounding within their niche, but have little practical knowledge of how the industry actually functions on a day-to-day basis" explains Keller.
Jim Hackett named as Ford Motor Company president and CEO, succeeding Mark Fields, who is retiring. Hackett, who will report to Executive Chairman Bill Ford, is recognized as a transformational business leader
A new company headed up by the former head of climate change at PwC Australia has revealed plans to mass-produce autonomous electric vehicles, and potentially build a battery gigafactory, on Australian soil within just a few years.
Car sharing, smart parking, autonomous vehicles, connected logistics, vehicle-to-everything, usage-based insurance and connectivity are some of the emerging opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team