Former Mercedes R&D Executive Johann Jungwirth Leaves Apple To Join Volkswagen

Posted: Nov 10 2015, 10:30pm CST | by , in News | Apple

Former Mercedes R&D Executive Johann Jungwirth Left Apple To Join Volkswagen

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Apple loses Mac engineering chief Johann Jungwirth.

Johann Jungwirth was working as the head of the Mac Systems Engineering at Apple. He was also one of the important figures on the Apple’s Titan electric car project.

But, sadly, Apple has now lost an asset. Johann has resigned Cupertino for a prestigious job at Volkswagen. Johann Jungwirth will be the head of Volkswagen's digital strategy.

The designation and the appointment of Jungwirth were announced by Volkswagen, today. The new strategy head will directly report to Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller.

Volkswagen in a press release said that the appointment of Jungwirth and the designation of the new position are very important.

It will help the company in positioning itself strongly in Digitalization. As per the company, digitalization is an emerging trend and will be very important for the future of the automobile industry.

While Jungwirth was working in Apple, he was managing Mac Engineering along with the research and development efforts, and was an advisor for the special projects group.

He was also made a member of the Project Titan electric car team in February. He also served as a development and research executive at Mercedes previously.

Jungwirth's specializations and expertise include user experiences and smartphone integration which he acquired while working with Mercedes.

We are yet not clear what is his exact work and position in Volkswagen but we can assume that he is going to focus on occupant-facing electronics area.

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