Asked about a possible relationship of these mercenary space with the Decepticons, the director also evaded. 

He is a widower inventor who creates his own teenage daughter (Nicola Peltz) unaware that she secretly dating a young race car driver (Jack Reynor). When the wreck is triggered, Cade attracts the attention of the government and “alien bounty hunters” - novel element that Bay declined to explain. In Preview, the protagonist Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) appears on the scene in his truck carrying what looks like a piece of a Transformer.