The San Francisco start-up, Otto is involved in bringing driverless trucks to the road. The Uber Group has strengthened its car project with the acquis
ition of Otto Group. The CEO of Otto, Anthony Levandowski who previously worked with Google currently heads the Uber’s self-driven car project. The driverless car movement is gaining an enormous impetus all over the globe. It is considered to avail a promising future in the automobile industry. With more top names Google, Apple, and Uber featuring into play, the technology is expected to travel further. The Otto Group has gained the tremendous momentum to shape a radical future.
The Otto Group founded by ex-Googlers Anthony Levandowski, Don Burnette, Claire Delaunay, and Lior Ron, has made the rethinking possible. Both Levandowski and Ron stated that trucks contributed to maximum pollution and an even greater number of mortalities. Moreover, the truck vehicles were considered inefficient owing to shortage of drivers. All these factors warranted a technology driven solution. Thus, Otto’s management is all geared up to bring in the revolution. Initially, the Otto group began with equipping the drivers to perform their job safely. Now, it is currently working on the ways to automate the parts of the truck vehicles that feature on the highways.
While other automobile units are designing vehicles that can run autonomously, Otto emphasizes on discovering technologies that can be incorporated into the trucks that already run on roads. The immediate requirement is to aid the drivers which are the current focus of the Otto management. With the technology provided by Otto, the drivers can avail short naps while the trucks run autonomously. Otto has already accomplished a successful demo on the public highway. They are on the way to improve their capabilities further to expand the technology. The company with more than 40 ex-Googlers is said to revolutionize the automobile industry with their ground-breaking technology.
As internal fights for power amidst the executives of the ABC Entertainment get fierce, there is a change in the higher order hierarchy. Paul Lee, one of the seniors, was made to resign and Channing Dungey took over as the chief of the ABC group. The fight for creative control has finally come to an end. Channing Dungey who was the former head of the ABC’s drama has now become the first black woman president. The elevation of Dungey was considered as a significant breakthrough by the stalwarts of the industry. The diversity is finally brought into the ranking system with Dungey gaining the power.
Dungey is also referred to be gifted with her abounding creative talents. She is considered as a perfect fit for the position. She has an excellent track record and has been associated with developing interesting and compelling programs that have aspired innovation. She has worked on several exciting drama series such as “Thrilled and humbled,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Scandal.” The executive vice president, Patrick Moran will henceforth take over Lee’s responsibilities and duties. Lee’s new boss, Sherwood was continually insisting on creating innovative program series. But Lee had always resisted to the demands. These issues eventually attributed Lee to resign.
The ABC Entertainment Group was looking out for a change in the hierarchy for more than a year, and with the forceful resignation of Lee, things fell into place. Lee had taken over as the chief in the year 2010, and his departure remains a surprise to many. During his tenure, he had contributed to some great drama series such as “Shark Tank” and “Modern Family.” These soaps remained the prime-time attraction for many. But as the ratings of the ABC Group continued to decline, the inevitable change in the hierarchy was brought in forcefully. The urgent replacement in the executive category is a blowing surprise.