according to"New York Times"Reported that Ford fired CEO Mark Fields, replaced by Jim Hackett, who was in charge of the autopilot business. 62 years old Hackett before joining Ford, has worked for office furniture company Steelcase for 20 years, now is Ford's automatic driving technology subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility as the person in charge. The New York Times said Ford would announce the news later today.
Fields was Ford's 3-year CEO, during which Ford's share price plunged 40 percent and car sales fell 25 percent. Ford Smart Mobility was founded in 2016 to focus on R & D vehicle autopilot technology. However, Fields during the period of Ford's automatic driving and other new technology research and development progress and general, Tesla and other companies widening the gap, and even Tesla's market value has exceeded the two companies.
The report also pointed out that in addition to personnel changes in the location of the CEO, Ford's chief information officer (CIO) Marcy Klevorn will succeed Hackett's position, responsible for Ford's unmanned business.