Lenz Thoma & Christian Winkler | MAN Truck & Bus

Dipl. Ing.

Lenz Thoma was born 1980 in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria. After finishing Highschool he started his studies of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with B.Sc and M.Sc. with focus on integrated analog electronics. He also studied two semesters at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Il.
After his studies he started his career at Texas Instruments in the area of automotive application engineering, with focus of safety critical systems. 2010 he started at MAN Truck & Bus in the field of hardware architecture in different vehicle projects. In 2015 he took over the management position for the hardware electronics and architecture group at MAN. Here he is responsible for the development of HW electronics ECUs and platforms (incl. ADAS, Infotainment and central ECUs) and the hardware architecture of MANs vehicle platforms. Since 2018 he also signs responsible for the BEV charging systems.

Christian Winkler was born in 1975 in Immenstadt (Allgäu), Bavaria. After training as an electronics technician and a job in electrical services at Robert Bosch GmbH, he finished High school (Berufsoberschule) in Kempten. He studied at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Electrical- and Computer Engineering, with focus on mechatronic systems.
After his studies in 2003 he started his career at MAN Truck & Bus as an test engineer in the field of HIL-system-testing. In 2008 he switched to development, initially as a development engineer in functional architecture and software integration. In 2012 he took over a senior management position where he is responsible for function-architecture, basic-software development (embedded as well as high performance), software integration (CI/CD) and diagnostic functionalities.

13:45 - 14:20

Conference day Thursday, November 11, 2021

KEYNOTE: Centralized vehicle architectures in commercial vehicles


- History of commercial vehicle architectures
- Use-cases and functions
- Reasons / advantages for centralized architectures
- Interfaces to cloud / rest of world
- Requirements on ECU platforms
- Challenges on the way to 2030