Head of BMW Group Technology Office USA
Effective September 1, 2014 Uwe Higgen was appointed Head of the BMW Group Technology Office USA. In this position, he is responsible for accelerating the delivery of automotive innovation to customers through the evaluation, development and design of new technologies.
Higgen oversees a team of highly talented engineers specializing in Connected Car, Electromobility, Powertrain, Autonomous Driving and User Experience/Interface Design. His Silicon Valley-based team produces work that enables BMW to be the future, see the future and reimagine the future of world-class automotive engineering for individual mobility. The BMW Group Technology Office USA focuses on human-machine interfaces, mechatronics, infotainment, telematics and creating new portals and opportunities for business communication.
Prior to his arrival in the U.S., Higgen served as the Head of BMW Group AppCenter in Munich. In this role, he was responsible for delivering the integration of information and entertainment smartphone applications into the vehicle. Higgen began his career at BMW Group in 2001. He holds a masters degree in Computer Science from The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.