Dr. Raimund Varnhagen to Deliver Prestigious Buckendale Lecture During SAE International COMVEC17

Raimund Varnhagen, PhD

Dr. Varnhagen will present his lecture titled, “Electronic Horizon: A Map as a Sensor and Predictive Control.”

Raimund Varnhagen, PhD, Head of Product Group eHorizon & Infotainment Vehicle Electronics, for Continental Automotive GmbH Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, will present the 2017 SAE International L. Ray Buckendale Lecture during COMVEC17, which will be held Sept. 18-20 in Rosemont, Ill.

Dr. Varnhagen will present his lecture titled, “Electronic Horizon: A Map as a Sensor and Predictive Control,” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Kennedy Room of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center.

Dr. Varnhagen holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Bonn in Germany. He has been working in the automotive industry for 21 years and especially in the commercial vehicle business for 11 years. The first seven years, he spent at Bosch in research and development of navigation systems leading the department of project management. Since 2003 he has been involved in project management, sales and product management at Continental (former SiemensVDO). Today, he is heading the commercial vehicle product management for Electronic Horizon, Infotainment and Autonomous Driving.

The L. Buckendale Lecture is presented annually at COMVEC. It focuses on automotive ground vehicles for either on- or off-road operation in either commercial or military service. The intent is to provide procedures and data useful in formulating solutions in commercial vehicle design, manufacture, operation and maintenance. Established in 1953, this lecture commemorates the contributions of L. Ray Buckendale, 1946 SAE President. L. Ray Buckendale, by his character and work, endeared himself to all who were associated with him.

COMVEC 17 is the central forum for the community that develops vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway, agricultural, construction, industrial, military, and mining sectors.

For the most up-to-date information about the symposia, panels, and more, please visit sae.org/comvec.

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