limate change requires turning away from fossil fuels, with the need to switchto zero-emission powertrains as quickly as possible. Connectivity and digitalization, which have been taken on rather slowly by the logistics sector, now enablea variety of new players and new business models to challenge the position ofthe incumbents.
Driverless operation is the most disruptive piece of this industry transformation. Autonomous trucking has long been a secondary field of action for carfocused tech players like Waymo and Aurora. In the meantime it has become
common sense that autonomous trucking provides a more than tenfold opportunity compared to passenger mobility. It is the killer application of autonomous driving technology and the ultimate game changer for the whole trucking industry.
Steffen Stumpp (1970) joined the Berylls Group in October 2020 as Head of Business Unit Commercial Vehicles. At this point, he already looked back on extensive professional and leadership experience in the commercial vehicle industry. Stumpp started his career in an OEM and went through different roles in research, marketing, product planning and after-sales service. When he switched to the automotive supplier industry, he took over the responsibility for worldwide sales and marketing of a medium-sized tier 1 supplier. After another step as head of sales he decided to join Berylls, where he is now responsible for the commercial vehicle business.
Stumpp is a graduate engineer and has studied industrial engineering at the KIT in Karlsruhe and the Technical University of Berlin with focus on logistics.