The Current Situation with AV Software:
There is NO Safety Software for Autonomous Vehicles
Getting the software “right” is the challenge
Making AVs More “Safe” is a Big Need for OEMs & the Industry
Presently no government or regulatory controls for AV Safety
Solutions Being Advanced:
Core focus of Carnegie Mellon Professor Phil Koopman is AV Safety
Published number of Hot Papers & Research on Software Safety
Founded EdgeCase Research to manage SW & AV Unknowns
Books include “Better Embedded Systems Software”
Works with Autonomous Stress Testing of Autonomy Architectures (ASTAA)
Zotye, is the Chinese automaker with plans to launch retail operations in the United States in late 2020, has added one of the industry's most respected marketing veterans to its leadership team.
Jan Thompson has been named senior vice president of marketing for Zotye USA and its parent company, HAAH Automotive Holdings, which is headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif.
Thompson, named one of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry in 2005 and 2010, has led marketing activities at Mazda, Toyota and Nissan in North America. She also has been executive vice president of Omnicon Group and vice president of Advanstar Communications Inc.
She most recently was Ipsos' senior vice president, North America lead, and she will remain on the board of directors at Auto Web, an automotive media and marketing services company in Irvine, Calif.
Her appointment is effective March 1, HAAH said in a statement.
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AutoWeb has created a new role of vice president of strategy & development
Mark Ugar was the senior VP of business development & strategic partnerships at YP Holdings. Held positions Hearst Corp. & Microsoft
What AutoWeb president, Jared Rowe, said about new position at AutoWeb
" Mark brings a wealth of experience in corporate development and strategic planning to AutoWeb,” . “He will oversee all of our strategic partnerships and manage corporate and business development initiatives across the organization.“
This role is imperative as our approach to partnerships needs to be retooled to ensure that we stay in front of the changing digital media and automotive retail landscape. Mark’s strategic planning efforts will ensure that we are continuously adapting to meet the needs of consumers and effectively compete for our clients’ marketing budgets,”
Mark's Assessment of new challenge:
AutoWeb’s digital marketing platform has proven to be a highly-efficient advertising solution for OEMs and dealers across the country.
Focus will be on AutoWeb’s business development efforts and revitalizing its strategic partnerships, while implementing the necessary strategic planning functions to ensure our platform remains at the forefront of the automotive shopping experience.
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