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Former Chief Tesla Vehicle Engineer Doug Field Returns to Apple

“Apple Inc. said it re-hired Doug Field after the executive spent about five years at Tesla Inc. in charge of vehicle engineering” writes Mark Gurman Dana for bloomberg.com. Upon hiring him from Apple, Musk praised Field, who had said he’d never “seriously considered leaving Apple” until he was offered the top Tesla engineering role.Prior to Apple, Field was the chief technology officer for Segway.The hire is a significant one for Apple, with Field likely joining the company’s car unit, known as Project Titan. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Freeze fuel-economy goals to save lives? A closer look at feds’ claim

“The administration’s effort to roll back these standards is a denial of basic science and a denial of American automakers’ engineering capabilities and ingenuity” writes Greg Rasa for autoblog.com. This progress is a tribute to engineering ingenuity and it refutes any claims that stronger standards put sales, jobs and profits at risk. Source: autoblog.com Share This:

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Boeing plans MIT engineering center focused on pilotless aircraft technology

“Boeing will create an engineering center focused on pilotless aircraft technology in a commercial real estate project under construction at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology” writes Bloomberg News for seattletimes.com. The world’s largest planemaker is the first tenant to commit to MIT’s Kendall Square Initiative, a research, retail and academic complex in Cambridge, MIT and Boeing said Wednesday in a statement.For MIT, the addition increases the list of blue chip companies located around its campus, which is renowned for biotech and technology startups.It’s the first tenant to commit to MIT’s…

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Pinterest’s head of engineering leaves for scooter company Lime

“The rideshare company also has plans to invest in the scooter business during a fundraising round led by Alphabet’s GV venture arm” writes Source Pinterest for cnbc.com. Pinterest’s head of engineering Li Fan is leaving the company to become head of engineering of scooter company Lime, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNBC. “I joined Pinterest because I saw a rare opportunity to bring together my passions for engineering and art and build products to help hundreds of millions people discover and do what they love,” Li said…

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Why your machine-learning team needs better feature-engineering skills

“To power feature engineering, data scientists have developed a range of techniques” writes Pejman Makhfi for venturebeat.com. The skill of feature engineering — crafting data features optimized for machine learning — is as old as data science itself.Domain knowledge and involvement of subject matter experts at this point will ensure the results of your feature engineering add value. 4.As a result, power is shifting to companies that develop an organizational competency in collecting or manufacturing proprietary data — enabled by feature engineering. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Tesla’s head of engineering is officially leaving the company

“Doug Field, Tesla’s head of engineering, won’t return to the company after a taking a leave of absence, The Wall Street Journal reports” writes Mark Matousek for businessinsider.com. Doug, who I regard as one of the world’s most talented engineering execs, is focused on vehicle engineering.”. At the time, Tesla told The Journal that Field had not left the company, but didn’t specify when Field would return. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Developer of electric motors for aircraft plans Redmond HQ and engineering shop

“A startup company developing motors for all-electric aircraft will set up a new headquarters and engineering facility in Redmond” writes Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com. The 350-horsepower electric motors MagniX has developed so far are cylindrical motors roughly 17 inches in diameter and 11 inches long, weighing 117 pounds and turning at 2,500 rpm.A startup company that began developing motors for all-electric aircraft in Australia will set up a new headquarters and engineering facility in Redmond.The goal is to develop small, light electric motors that can be slotted into existing propeller…

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XinFin’s Blockchain Engineering and Business…

“If U.S Corporations, especially the big ones were to adopt the XinFin blockchain, the value of XinFin would rise to unimaginable levels” reports livebitcoinnews.com. The main reason why U.S enterprises are likely to adopt XinFin hybrid blockchain train is because of the infrastructure that is already in place.Through the development of this lab, XinFin is going to earn some great reaps in the hybrid blockchain space, which would help the company dominate this space for the years to come. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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How I Got My First Job In: Engineering

“A: My first job was also at TfL, I joined on the Civil Engineering graduate scheme in 2013” writes Dusty Baxter-wright for cosmopolitan.com. Q: What was the job interview process like?. I had never even thought about TfL as an engineering company, though in fact TfL has a huge amount of civil engineering and tunnelling projects and a huge fleet of mechanical vehicles to maintain.There are lots of different roles in engineering, so you can find the right fit for you.When I was interviewing for my job at TfL, they…

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