Thomas Sedran is a car man. One of these booming types, which are wide-legged in front of the audience and the new device with the many HP advertise know. During private chat, the beauty of this and that model's praises and, of course, also gladly times on the Gas there. The guy has gasoline in the blood, had been told earlier. But the 56-Year-old is an economist and not an engineer like a lot of other car managers, but operation. He started as a consultant and, therefore, learned to respond to what is happening.
Maybe he knows better than colleagues, what has struck the hour. The old 4-wheels-goes the glory to the end and ask new questions. The climate crisis made it into the consciousness of the General population, and all of a sudden, the car loses its Nimbus.
In this new time is determined Sedran wild, he wants to be at the front. He says phrases such as: "it is Neither economically nor ecologically, the private, and often only one Person used car is likely to be the drug of choice." Car people, it was usual to see cities out of the car: How do you get in a lot of lanes, where cyclists disturb, where you can Park? Not so the VW man. The quotes the American sociologist and urban researcher Fred Kent: "If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you are planning for people and places, you get people and places."
In this sense, says Sedran, he wanted to make the people in the center. He calls for "a new Thinking and radically new solutions. Mobility and Transport more efficient, cleaner, more comfortable. We need to make urban life more livable." Instead of cars Sedran speaks for the first time on public transport. He calls for a "smart Mix" of U-Bahn, S-offered train, buses, from new Mobility, and – for now – private cars.
His favorite topic is Ride-Pooling: people with similar goals to share the journey in a minibus, for example between public TRANSPORT and Taxi. It is of course no coincidence that Sedran of the commercial vehicle Board of Directors of VW, so under his responsibility, the cars are built for Ride-Pooling: Multivan, Caddy, Transporter. And that the VW subsidiary company Moia offers exactly this Service – so far only in the Hamburg and Hannover. In Hamburg, the Moia-Shuttles run all-electric, and also fit the new VW strategy. The company, which was by the diesel scandal shaken up, where the old heads flew out of there, cliques were broken up, and many newly-organized sets, so unconditionally, like no other German car manufacturer is on the E-mobility. Came up with this a long time ago: Thomas Sedran, weiland group strategist.
he is now for the commercial vehicles responsible, also: Because of the devised strategy 2025 Autonomous Driving. In the passenger cars, he says, it will take a long time before you can turn away as a driver really is the traffic. In the case of commercial vehicles, for which he is responsible, get it much earlier.
Created: 01.03.2020, 21:00 clockUpdated Date: 02 March 2020, 15:02