Dieter Hoetzer is VP of system development, automated driving for Robert Bosch GmbH. In this position, Hoetzer is responsible for the system development and competence built-up of the company’s L1-3 systems based on radar-, video-, ultra-sonic and lidar-based technology.
Hoetzer studied technical cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. In May 1999, he received his doctorate in the area of the development of a gearshift strategy in a vehicle with automated transmission at the research institute for combustion engine and vehicle dynamics, Stuttgart (FKFS).
In 1999 he joined BOSCH as project leader for the development of driving strategies for hybrid drive train systems. In 2003, Hoetzer became manager, working on future driver assistance functions. In 2006 he transitioned to the US (Bosch LLC), where he was responsible for project management, development and application of the company’s radar- and video-based products in North America.
Since then he held several management positions in research, engineering and product management in the US and Germany.