Scott Runner has been appointed the new CEO of Cariad, Volkswagen’s software development arm.
Automakers are increasingly reliant on software, for everything from infotainment systems to the inner workings of their vehicles. As automakers transition to electric vehicles, software is becoming even more critical.
According to TechCrunch, VW’s Cariad has tapped Runner as its new CEO. Runner comes from a long background in the semiconductor industry.
The move makes sense, since automobiles — especially EVs — are increasingly reliant on semiconductors.
“The reasons for our involvement in semiconductor specification and development lie in securing the performance of our platforms, securing the supply chain and achieving more cost effectiveness across the Group,” Klaus Hofmockel, SVP at Cariad, told TechCrunch.