Michael Zimmermann is managing partner at Y-Mobility, where he focusses on the business lines autonomous driving, engineering and strategy. Y-Mobility is a specialized management consulting company on intelligent mobility, connectivity, EV and autonomous driving.
Michael is in the automotive industry since 2012 in various senior management positions. Prior to joining Y-Mobility Michael was a director of the technical unit ADAS at Altran Germany being involved in various development ADAS projects for European OEMs and Tier 1s from concepts of new driver assistance features, the development of high automated driving up to the verification of next generation of advanced driver assistance systems where he and his team had developed a detailed concept to cope with the challenges to verify autonomous driving level 3 up to level 5 vehicles, which is already in place at OEMs and Tier 1s.
Before that he was the head of the cross-industry development center Model-Based-Engineering at Altran covering systems and software engineering where Michael brought in his experiences of systems and model-based-engineering gained in Aerospace. The team had done projects mainly for the automotive, high-tech and healthcare industry, using synergies from aerospace mainly in systems engineering and requirements management.
Before joining the automotive industry, Michael was for more than 20 years in the aerospace business developing electronic systems as a senior manager for civil aircraft as well as being responsible for the development of the human-machine interface for military helicopter and fighter aircraft.
As the Director of Projects Michael was supervising all electronic projects for Altran Germany and was taking over directly as Senior Project Manager critical projects.
Michael is used to lead multi-national teams, for both the development and the business side. He was defining business plans and defining organizations for new business lines.
Michael has received his Master of Science in Aeronautics in 1986 from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.