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GM Creates Dedicated Team to Speed Up Self-driving, Electric Cars

General Motors announced the creation of a specially-dedicated team of experts to accelerate the development process autonomous and electric cars. The team will be led by GM’s vice president for global product Doug Parks. Effective 1 February, Parks and his team will responsible for creating and executing autonomous drive vehicles in addition to advanced technology vehicle programs. Parks will oversee efforts to develop new electrical and battery systems and software for the vehicles, and report to Mark Reuss, head of global product development, GM said in a statement. Sheri Hickok was named executive chief engineer for “autonomous joint ventures and fleet execution,” GM said. Hickok is currently chief engineer for “next generation” pickup trucks. Pam Fletcher, GM’s executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, will take on additional responsibilities for strategic plann...

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