Ford is hiring 400 BlackBerry engineers to work on connected cars – MarketWatch

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017









Ford Motor Co. is hiring 400 engineers from BlackBerry Ltd’s












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 mobility-solutions unit to work on development of internet-connected vehicles, according to people briefed on the matter.

The move will be announced Thursday morning at an event with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the people said, and would help Ford further build its computing expertise as the auto maker pivots to new ventures that rely more on vehicle connectivity.

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  is rushing to bolster its ranks of software programmers and computer engineers.

















Ford Asks the Tough Questions On Self-Driving

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Executive chairman Bill Ford recently addressed big picture issues, like how to prioritize safety in an autonomous car. Drivers or pedestrians?








An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.

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