Leading the way in motor vehicle innovation

He may have grown up in a small rural town in the Waikato, but now Collegian Dan Ammann (Sargood 1985-1989) is leading the way in self-driving motor vehicle innovation in the US.

At the beginning of next year, Dan, who was the President of General Motors (GM), will make the move from Detroit to San Francisco to become CEO of the company’s Cruise Automation subsidiary, who are transforming transportation with their advanced self-driving vehicles.

He will replace Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt, who will become chief technology officer. The transition comes as Cruise gears up to introduce a ride-hailing service deploying its driverless technology in GM’s Chevy Bolt in 2019.

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