Jean-François Tarabbia becomes new head of Connected Car Networking at Continental

Over 2 decades of experience in different senior automotive positions, Responsibilities include body high performance computers, connectivity and access solutions for new centralized vehicle Electric/Electronic architectures

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Jean-FrançoisJean-François Tarabbia has assumed charge as the head of the Connected Car Networking (CCN) business unit within the Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI) business area at Continental on January 1, 2021.

The 56-year-old computer engineering and business administration graduate follows Johann Hiebl (59), who assumed his new role as head of product transformation VNI on the same date.

The Connected Car Networking business unit stands for seamless connectivity and modern vehicle architectures. CCN develops technologies and services to connect vehicles with the outside world securely and reliably, process and manage the vehicle data in new vehicle Electric/Electronic architectures, especially with its Body High Performance Computer (Body HPC), and digitalize the access experience to the vehicle for maximum driver convenience.

In total, Continental has already received orders for high-performance computers worth more than €4 billion from numerous automotive manufacturers.

Infotainment & Connectivity

Hiebl led the Infotainment & Connectivity and Body & Security business units of the Interior division throughout the organizational realignment of the company, whereupon these business units were merged into Connected Car Networking within Vehicle Networking and Information business area.

Hiebl, in his assignment, is continuously working to improve the existing expertise for the products and services needed to implement new vehicle architectures.

Particularly, the experience gained from the development of the high-performance computer, the so-called In-Car Application Server 1 (ICAS1), for Volkswagen’s ID series forms the foundation for future mobility projects.

This includes mastering the entire vehicle architecture from the component to the cloud, vertical and horizontal integration of functions and software modules, and efficient project management at the highest level of complexity.

(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)

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