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Dr Thomas Müller, 45, has been appointed to succeed Ricky Hudi as Head of Electrics/Electronics at Audi AG.
Hudi, who is leaving the company at his own request after a 19-year career, intends to establish his own technology rm that will consult for location platform entity HERE, in which Audi, BMW and Daimler have shares.
Physicist Müller has comprehensive experience in electronics, IT and networking and is considered to be an expert in connected car technology.
He started his career at BMW in 1999 and, 10 years later, was appointed director of the Group’s connected car division.
In 2012 he joined Volvo as vice-president of electrical and electronic systems engineering, later also taking responsibility for the company’s electric drivetrain division. He joins Audi on December 1.