Honeywell's Connected Vehicle Enterprise Hires Industry Expert to Lead Automotive Business
FRANKFURT &endash; Sept.12, 2017 &endash; Honeywell (NYSE: HON),Transportation Systems (TS) recently announced the launch of its ConnectedVehicle business enterprise to help global automakers embrace automotive connectivitywhile ensuring vehicle integrity, safety and security. Honeywell has hiredCristina Segal, 51, as vice president and general manager of the ConnectedVehicle team.
Segal willlead Honeywell's Connected Vehicle team in the development and implementationof end-to-end monitoring and management platforms for connected and autonomousvehicles, with a specific focus on cybersecurity and integrated vehicle healthmanagement. In addition, the Connected Vehicle team will also provide globalauto makers and fleet managers with real-time health monitoring, diagnosis andpredictive maintenance solutions for connected and autonomous vehicledevelopment.
Prior to herrole at Honeywell, Segal established her reputation in business connectivity asthe co-founder of COMSYS, a company specializing in embedded software for automotive,mobile, networking, and industrial applications. COMSYS was acquired by WindRiver, an Intel company and global leader for embedded software. Segalcontinued her work there for several years leading the automotive division andlater serving as the EMEA director of Developer Relations at Intel.
Segal has adoctorate in computer science and artificial intelligence and an engineeringdegree in electronics and telecommunication from Bucharest PolytechnicUniversity. She has served as a professor at several European universitiesteaching classes covering a range of subjects including programming languages,software engineering and artificial intelligence. She has published three booksand more than 40 research papers.
“Cristina will leverage Honeywell's unmatchedability to combine advanced software with great hardware products to provideenormous value to our original equipment manufacturers and aftermarketcustomers,” said Olivier Rabiller, president and CEO of HoneywellTransportation Systems. “She will lead the integration of existing Honeywellconnectivity solutions and smart investments to advance our software-driven,product development capabilities and facilities, including the ConnectedVehicle team within Honeywell's new Atlanta Software Center.”
Half ofHoneywell's 23,000 global engineers develop software. The Honeywell ConnectedVehicle team benefits from decades of Honeywell experience in aerospace and industrialsafety critical applications to enhance cybersecurity of connected vehicles.
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