Gavin Sherry Appointed CEO of Ford Smart Mobility Subsidiary Autonomic
Ford Smart Mobility Subsidiary Autonomic, responsible for the creation of the Transportation Mobility Cloud platform, named co-founder and vice president of Engineering Gavin Sherry its chief executive officer earlier this month. Former CEO and current Vice President of Ford X Sundeep Madra will stay on with Autonomic in the capacity of advisor and board member.
“Our goal is to be the foremost connected mobility cloud globally, and I’m excited for the opportunity to power and pave the way for future cities,” said Sherry. “By uniting all connected vehicles on a single platform, along with other transport agencies, cities, and developers, the possibilities of how we can advance and synchronize transportation and mobility are endless.”
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“As cities look to improve transportation options and increase livability for their citizens, enhancing mobility is key to meeting this challenge,” said Madra. “Gavin is the right leader to take Autonomic to the next stage of growth and ensure the TMC becomes the foremost platform that developers and automakers use to deliver their mobility goals.”
Autonomic’s Transportation Mobility Cloud is the industry’s first open platform for mobility purposes, connecting developers to everything from pedestrians and connected vehicles to mass transportation and city infrastructure. The move to name Sherry CEO is one made with the intention of enabling Ford and other automakers to develop on the platform at scale.
Sherry served as Pivotal’s vice president of Engineering prior to co-founding Autonomic in 2016. Co-founders of the company include Madra, Chief Technology Officer Benjamin Black, Chief Operation Officer Amar Varma, and Vice President of Product Management Nithin Rao.
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