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Verizon-Cisco collaboration advances autonomous vehicle tech

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.— Cisco and Verizon collaborated on a successful proof of concept demo in Las Vegas, showing that cellular and mobile edge compute (MEC) technology can enable autonomous driving solutions without the use of costly physical Roadside Units to … Continue reading Verizon-Cisco collaboration advances autonomous vehicle tech

BDPA Mourns the passing of Henry E. Ford

HENRY E. FORDGarfield Heights, Ohio January 16, 1941 – September 8, 2021 GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (BDPA Cleveland)—During his 36 years employment and consulting with a world leader in the manufacture of earthmoving equipment, Henry Ford grew through the challenges of adapting to … Continue reading BDPA Mourns the passing of Henry E. Ford

GM’s Gerald Johnson recognized as 2021’s Black Engineer of the Year

By : Lango Deen DETROIT, MI (U.S. Black Engineer) — The 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA), held Thursday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 13, was an all-digital event. The year’s conference theme was “Stand Up. Step Up. … Continue reading GM’s Gerald Johnson recognized as 2021’s Black Engineer of the Year

GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

DETROIT, MI (BDPA Detroit) ― General Motors Company (GM), welcomes Telva McGruder as their new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. In a recent statement, the global automotive corporation looks forward to Telva’s leadership as she expands on their current … Continue reading GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

An “Ecological Paradise”: Tesla Gigafactory Austin is now Official

AUSTIN, TX (BDPA Austin) — “We’re going to make it a factory that is going to be stunning; it’s right on the Colorado River. So we’re actually going to have to have a boardwalk over you, hiking, biking trail. It’s … Continue reading An “Ecological Paradise”: Tesla Gigafactory Austin is now Official

Amazon is acquiring Zoox for $1.2 billion to help bring their vision of autonomous ride-hailing to reality

FOSTER CITY, CA ― Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire Zoox, a California-based company working to design autonomous ride-hailing vehicles from the ground up. Aicha Evans, Zoox CEO, and Jesse Levinson, Zoox co-founder and CTO, will continue to lead … Continue reading Amazon is acquiring Zoox for $1.2 billion to help bring their vision of autonomous ride-hailing to reality

Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry Deepen Partnership for Intelligent Vehicles

WATERLOO, Ontario–BlackBerry Limited and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced they have deepened their partnership in developing the automotive manufacturer’s next generation vehicles. The collaboration between the companies has expanded to include: BlackBerry Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies for Automotive.  … Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry Deepen Partnership for Intelligent Vehicles

BDPA Detroit wins National Chapter of the Year Honors

ATLANTA, GA — National BDPA’s Detroit Chapter was named 2019’s BDPA Chapter of the Year during the organization’s 41st annual National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. (Above) Loraine Stewart-David, President, BDPA Detroit, receives 2019’s Chapter of … Continue reading BDPA Detroit wins National Chapter of the Year Honors

Uber Technologies joins list of Silicon Valley firms with an IPO filing

SAN FRANCISCO — In a regulatory filing this week, Uber said it will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “UBER.” Uber Technologies has decided it will seek to sell close to $10 billion worth … Continue reading Uber Technologies joins list of Silicon Valley firms with an IPO filing

Dr. Ken Washington Named CTO at Ford

DETROIT, MI—Dr. Ken Washington is vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering and chief technology officer, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, Washington will continue to lead Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of … Continue reading Dr. Ken Washington Named CTO at Ford