Former VW exec Hitzinger joins radar developer Arbe Robotics

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Arbe Robotics, an Israeli company developing next-generation imaging radars for automotive applications, has announced that Alex Hitzinger, former SVP of Autonomous Driving and a member of the management board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, will join its Board of Directors.

“Alexander Hitzinger is joining Arbe’s Board of Directors with unparalleled experience in the highest positions of the automotive industry. For the past two decades, Alexander has been in the heart of decision making in some of the world’s leading automotive and new mobility firms, including Volkswagen and Apple. His expertise spans nearly every area of the industry, from business to architecture, design and engineering,” remarked Arbe CEO Kobi Marenko. “We are honored to welcome Alexander to Arbe’s board, and look forward to revolutionizing the radar industry and building a safer autonomous future together.”

At VW Group, Hitzinger led the company’s autonomous-driving development, was a member of the Management board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and later served as CEO of Artemis, where he was the chief architect a new vehicle concept for next-generation autonomous mobility. Prior to his role at VW Group, Hitzinger held the position of head of product design for autonomous transportation at Apple, where he was responsible for building and leading the automotive team at the company. He was also the technical director and chief engineer for the multiple Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Porsche 919 and began his career working with Toyota and then Cosworth on WRC and Formula 1 engine development.

“I am very keen on advancing autonomous technologies, and it is clear to me that Arbe’s solution is nothing short of vital for the delivery of safe driver assist solutions and for the achievement of autonomous driving,” Hitzinger commented. “I have been extremely impressed with Arbe’s team of experts and visionary leadership, and I am excited to join Arbe’s Board of Directors and to contribute to the revolution the company is leading in sensing technology.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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