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tech enthusiast by day, a rock star by night

Timmy Ghiurau

I would call myself a creative nerd: a tech enthusiast by day, a rock star by night. I love music and play guitar in various bands and music studios across Europe whenever I can. But I’m also really passionate about what I’m doing at work, leading the development on simulators and VR/AR applications – even after working hours I end up working with the same things, but for other projects.

I stay updated on the latest innovations, and I try to incorporate new technologies into my daily work to push our research further. You could call me an innovator at work, because part of my job is to spread the use of new technology across Volvo Cars – from design, to R&D, to consumer-facing apps. Right now, I’m working with the Unity 3D game engine. It was built for games, but now it has grown so much that it is used in many areas – for example research, aerospace and the automotive industry.

« Virtual Reality is a fairly new technology, and if I push the boundaries, I can influence how it will be adopted in the future. »

Timmy Ghiurau

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A virtual car lets you test things that you can’t test in reality, and it becomes more and more important. If you can evaluate certain concepts in virtual environments, you get a big picture on how the complete car looks before we even produce it. VR is a fairly new technology, and if I push the boundaries, I can influence how it will be adopted in the future.

We are becoming more of a tech company, and we have started to push forward and really show that. It’s really amazing – when I read news about Volvo, I feel proud about the company. People are really fascinated about the technologies that we are using, the areas we are researching in, and how we want to be relevant in this field.

You have to take a stance in order to be relevant. We have done that through our statements about electrification and digitalisation, and we continue to do that with the future of mobility. We can be trendsetters for the future of the automotive industry. I aim to inspire people by the things I do, and lead by example.

I aim to inspire people around me and in other different departments by the things I do, and lead by example.

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