Aeva’s Strategic Expansion in Germany

Aeva Technologies, Inc., recognized for its innovative sensing and perception systems, has announced a significant expansion in Europe with the establishment of a new Automotive Center of Excellence (COE) in Germany. This move is designed to bolster its connections with automotive OEM customers. In a strategic addition to the team, Axel Gern, a seasoned expert in the autonomous vehicle industry, has been appointed as the Head of Engineering in Germany to spearhead the COE and the European engineering team.

Key Highlights:

  • Aeva inaugurates Automotive Center of Excellence in Germany to enhance collaborations with automotive OEMs.
  • Axel Gern appointed to lead the COE and European Engineering Team, bringing over two decades of experience in automotive engineering.
  • The COE will focus on advancing vehicle automation through engineering support, rapid validation, and testing.
  • Aeva’s FMCW 4D LiDAR technology is pivotal for next-generation autonomous vehicle programs.

The establishment of the COE comes as a response to the automotive industry’s increasing interest in Aeva’s unique Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology. The center aims to deepen Aeva’s partnerships with automotive OEMs by offering direct support for their advanced vehicle automation programs, facilitating engineering, rapid validation, and testing. This collaborative effort is expected to significantly contribute to the development of Aeva’s next-gen 4D LiDAR sensing and perception technologies, marking a critical step forward in the move toward fully autonomous passenger and commercial vehicle programs.

Axel Gern’s vast experience spans over 20 years in developing advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. Before joining Aeva, Gern held significant positions at Mercedes Benz, Daimler Truck, and Torc Robotics, among others. His expertise is anticipated to be a driving force in leading Aeva’s engineering efforts in Europe.

Axel Gern shared his enthusiasm, “I am thrilled to join the talented team at Aeva who is pioneering FMCW 4D LiDAR which is a critical enabling technology for the next phase of vehicle automation. I’ve worked closely with their team since the collaboration with Daimler Truck and Torc began and am excited to build a team of strong engineers and technical expertise in Germany.”

Mina Rezk, Co-Founder and CTO of Aeva, emphasized Gern’s role in the company’s future, stating, “Axel brings significant automotive engineering leadership to Aeva” and will be crucial in leading the Automotive Center of Excellence.

About Aeva Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AEVA): Aeva is on a mission to pioneer the next wave of perception technology, which is fundamental for a range of applications from automated driving to various other sectors. Their groundbreaking approach integrates essential LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip, making Aeva’s 4D LiDAR sensors uniquely capable of detecting instant velocity in addition to 3D position. This technological advancement is set to redefine autonomy across multiple industries. For more information, visit

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