Google Names Auto Veteran to Lead Self-Driving Car Push
The Associated Press - Google is adding a veteran automotive executive to run its program focused on developing self-driving cars.
The technology giant says former Hyundai and Ford Motor Co. executive John Krafcik will become CEO of the project in late September. Krafcik most recently served as an executive at TrueCar, which provides market-based pricing information on new and used cars.
Google Inc. is competing with traditional car makers to develop self-driving vehicles.
The Mountain View, California, company has been testing self-driving cars near its Silicon Valley headquarters, and more recently in Austin, Texas. Its cars have driven more than 1 million miles on California highways or city streets.
It has promised to deliver a driverless car in five years, but many experts find that timeframe ambitious.
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