Budapest-based, AImotive, says Arnaud Lagandré will be joining its team as chief commercial officer.
Lagandré brings more than 25 years of international automotive experience at European, Asian and North American positions at Continental.
The CCO has spent the past six years leading Continental’s ADAS LiDAR segment in Santa Barbara, California. Arnaud headed a team of engineers working on developing a solid-state LiDAR for use in automated vehicles, then the global ADAS R&D team and finally the North American Business Unit.
In his new role at AImotive, Arnaud will oversee the company’s business efforts, including international sales, managing partner relations and marketing.
“The industry has realised it is very unlikely a single player will be able to launch a safe and reliable Autonomous Driving vehicle entirely on their own,” said Lagandré.
“The time for partnerships, the close collaboration of experts across the board has come. I feel the AImotive product portfolio matches an identified need in the industry, to close a gap in both development speed and the reliability of the perception algorithms in corner cases.”
Lagandré will be based in AImotive’s headquarters in Budapest and work with the company’s international commercial team in Munich, the US and Japan.