As he prepares for the biggest revolution in the 125-year history of the car industry, SEAT president Luca de Meo has no doubt about the best place to be: in the driving seat.
As automakers around the world race to reinvent the car for the 21st century city, Spanish brand SEAT has one major competitive advantage that has put it firmly in pole position.
Luca de Meo was named head of SEAT last November and now aims to transform the Barcelona-based manufacturer into a front-runner in connectivity.
Do you know who your car is talking to? It could be a parking meter, traffic signal, the emergency services, or even other vehicles. Driven by the potential benefits of the Internet of Things, automakers are among the earliest adopters in the fast lane.
Interview with Patricia Such, Head of Health & Safety, SEAT: "The challenge in Europe now is the aging working population. We have to help prepare our workers to be as healthy as they are now in ten years time so that they are able to continue working."
Luca de Meo is a respected automotive industry player. He has twenty-five years’ experience working for Renault, Toyota, Fiat and, since 2009, the Volkswagen Group before taking the helm at SEAT last year.
At a time of unprecedented changes to the nature of work, some of the world’s largest businesses are putting the physical and mental health of their employees at the heart of their reinvention for the future.
SEAT teams up with Harvard University to research the benefits for occupational health of the celebrated Mediterranean diet.
Home to a fast-growing community of technology start-ups, Barcelona is also on the frontline of the digital revolution that is changing the shape of cars forever.
José Nascimento, head of SEAT’s Metropolis:Lab Barcelona, discusses the dramatic impact that new data-based technologies could have on the future of urban mobility.
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