JLR appoints VW Group’s former head of ADAS to lead product engineering

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JLR has appointed Thomas Müller as executive director of product engineering. Müller will assume the role immediately, taking responsibility for the technical development of all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, including hardware and software.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Müller has an extensive background in different roles in research and development, with a focus on chassis, ADAS and autonomous driving. He joins JLR from the Volkswagen Group, where he held a variety of engineering leadership positions at Audi. Most recently, he was EVP for ADAS and autonomous driving research and development at Volkswagen Group’s automotive software subsidiary, Cariad.

Commenting on his appointment, Müller said, “I am thrilled to join the Jaguar Land Rover team at a pivotal point in the company’s transformation. We have a truly exciting opportunity. By fully implementing agile principles, automating engineering processes and applying innovative product development methods, we will bring to life a new generation of electrified Jaguar and Land Rover models that embody our modern luxury philosophy. Jaguar and Land Rover are already renowned for their peerless design and dynamic capability. I’m looking forward to contributing to the success of these amazing brands and products as we pioneer a new era of electric power and digitalization.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology International and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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