Simon Fürst | BMW Group
Simon Fürst studied Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. From 1993 till 2001 he was a research assistant at the department of System Dynamics and Flight Mechanics at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich. His research area was on onboard autonomous, vision-based systems for navigation and landing of airplanes and helicopters as well as for autonomous vehicles.
From 2001 till 2002 he worked for IABG in Ottobrunn as a project leader and consultant for the qualification of the high-risk avionics software in the tiger helicopter and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Since 2003 he is with BMW. From 2005 till 2009 he was an expert and project leader in ISO creating the automotive safety standard ISO 26262. From 2006-2017 he was in AUTOSAR in many major roles of this 200+ companies non-commercial industry standardization organization. During that period has was two times spokesperson of AUTOSAR. In parallel he was General Manager at BMW being responsible for the series roll-out of the AUTOSAR standard into all BMW vehicles. Since April 2017 he was General Manager in the division of Autonomous Driving and Driver Assistance. There he was responsible for machine learning, reasoning and knowledge representation and line manager for agile development teams. In October 2019 he was appointed as principal expert for automated driving technologies.
Thursday, November 19