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Udacity, the online education startup founded by self-driving car veteran Sebastian Thrun, is opening its digital doors to potential flying car engineers by offering a program that includes a course taught by a U of T professor.
Lex Kerssemakers, who steered Volvo's rebirth in Canada and the U.S. over the past 32 months, is moving on to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will be replaced by that region's current head, Anders Gustafsson.
Waymo's self-driving test vehicles are relying less on humans and are miles ahead of the pack when it comes to driver takeover rates, requiring a human take the wheel at about one-thousandth the rate of some competitors.
Tesla Motors Inc. has changed its name to Tesla Inc. The change, which was reported in a filing to the Securities Exchange Commission on Feb. 1, follows the company's acquisition of solar panel company SolarCity, which was approved by shareholders in November.
Waymo, Google's new autonomous-technology unit, will debut its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica at the Detroit auto show. The minivan, co-developed with FCA in a plan to deploy a fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles, will be displayed on stage during Waymo CEO John Krafcik's address on Sunday, Jan. 8.