New York (awp / afp) – Amazon confirms its ambitions in the automotive industry by joining General Motors (GM) only a few days after investing in autonomous driving and electrotechnology, the source said Thursday close to the folder.
Alicia Boler Davis, GM, Production Operations Manager, leaves the first US car group under Thursday's announcement.
GM adds that the leader is going to "use other options" but, according to a source close to the file, Ms Boler Davis, who spent 25 years with GM, joined Amazon.
His departure from GM will be effective on April 1 after the transition period with his successor.
She arrives at Amazon in a matter of weeks after Jeff Bezos Group invests in autonomous and electrical technologies, which are considered the future of future modes of transport with mobility services (road transport, road transport …).
In addition to technology groups, almost all major car manufacturers and equipment manufacturers are working on autonomous technology to reduce road accidents as well as driver compensation costs.
In mid-February, Amazon ran a group of investors who invested $ 700 million in Riviera, an American startup manufacturing electric pickup and SUVs (4X4).
Observers present the potential of the electric vehicle maker Tesla founded by Elona Muskus to the inhabitants of Riga.
The new pressure created in 2009 by thirty-year-old R.J. Scaringe, unveiled last November at Los Angeles Auto Show, Pickup, R1T and SUV, R1S. It plans to sell these vehicles in the US in 2020 and hopes to export one year later.
Amazon also took part in a $ 530 million round in early February, organized by Aurora, an American startup company specializing in autonomous cars, founded by Google's elders, Tesla and Uber.
The vast, ever more diverse giant, the Kindle Reader manufacturer, has over the years developed a huge logistics network to deliver products everywhere and quickly, but at a high cost.
That's why Amazon is trying to cut costs and is mainly working to reduce the "last mile" cost to the final consumer.
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