New Delhi: Technology company Continental on Tuesday announced changes in engineering direction for its ADAS and VED business units (BUs) at their in-house R&D technical center in India (TCI).
Praveen Kumar takes over as Head of Engineering, VED BU, and Jaidev Venkataraman as Head of Engineering – Sensory, and ADAS BU. They both swapped their respective roles, the company said in a statement.
Praveen Kumar and Jaidev Venkataraman, with extensive R&D experience in ADAS and VED technologies, respectively, will play a critical role in enabling the holistic development of TCI’s security technologies for global and local markets, Continental said.
Regarding the leadership changes, Latha Chembrakalam, Head of TCI, said: “The cross-transfer of Praveen and Jaidev will further strengthen Continental’s competence in the development of advanced and sophisticated security technologies. Jaidev and Praveen have contributed immensely to their previous roles, enabling rapid and qualitative growth of the business units. Under their leadership, several global programs have been successfully deployed and many product innovations have been realized.
Praveen has a diverse career spanning nearly 30 years in the avionics, consumer electronics and automotive industries. He has worked across the entire engineering spectrum, from software development to directing business development. Since joining Continental in 2014, Praveen has made a significant contribution to the growth of the company. Under his leadership, ADAS BU set up the engineering center responsible for Continental’s ADAS portfolio in the APAC region, the company said.
“The VED business is critical to Continental’s growth in India. Driven by government legislation and consumer awareness, safety products like ABS and ESC are in high demand in the country. I am excited about this next chapter of my career and look forward to continuing to contribute to Continental Vision Zero, ”said Praveen.
Jaidev has over two decades of experience. In 2007 he joined Continental and has since held various management positions in electronic brake systems. He was instrumental in building the R&D team, which manages Indian and Asian OEMs providing active safety solutions such as anti-lock braking systems, electronic stability control and other safety functions. for passenger vehicles and two-wheelers.
“In the coming years, we anticipate mandates related to ADAS technologies in India, which will be instrumental in stimulating demand and improving safety standards. Continental is fully prepared to meet these upcoming demands, and I look forward to contributing to the growth of the ADAS business. in India, ”Jaidev said.