Continental has announced that Dr. Ismail Dagli will take charge of its Autonomous Mobility business area, effective October 1, 2023. Dagli will succeed Frank Petznick, who will leave the company at his own request at the end of September.
Why It Matters
Autonomous mobility is a rapidly growing field with major potential for growth in the coming years. Continental is one of the leading suppliers of technologies for autonomous driving, and Dagli’s appointment is a sign of the company’s commitment to this area.
- Dagli has extensive experience in automated and autonomous driving, having held various management positions at Daimler, Bosch, and Continental.
- He will continue to drive the Autonomous Mobility business area’s partner-focused business strategy with the aim of strengthening and expanding its market position technologically and commercially.
- Continental sees major growth opportunities in autonomous mobility systems and components, particularly radar sensors.
- The company’s partner-focused strategy has been validated by its customers’ interest in scalable, high-performance systems co-developed with Continental’s partner Ambarella, as well as in the partnership with Aurora, for which the Autonomous Mobility business area is supplying the entire hardware kit and fallback system.
Dagli’s appointment as head of Continental’s Autonomous Mobility business area is a sign of the company’s commitment to this rapidly growing field. Dagli’s extensive experience in automated and autonomous driving will be valuable as Continental looks to strengthen and expand its market position in this area.