Dr. Dirk Abendroth is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the future Continental Automotive group sector. In this role, he is responsible for the corresponding global research and development activities. The multi-award-winning development manager is an expert in the development of systems for automated driving, connected mobility and electric vehicle drives. In his role as CTO, Dirk Abendroth functions as the central contact for customers and business partners with regards to strategic technology and innovation in the Continental Automotive group sector.
In 2004, following his studies in electrical engineering and his subsequent dissertation at the Hamburg University of Technology, Dirk Abendroth started as a development engineer at BMW in Munich, where he held various management positions in the areas of powertrain strategy, powertrain design, benchmarking and prototypes from 2008 to 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he was in charge of the Software Development and System Integration of Electrified Powertrain division. In 2014 he became the head of electric powertrains, including those for the BMW i3 and i8 models.
From 2016 to 2018, Dirk Abendroth was responsible for the Autonomous Driving and Powertrain units at Byton.
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