Dr.-Ing. Thomas Scharnhorst holds a degree as a Master (Dipl.-Ing.) in Physical Engineering SC and a Ph.D. in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Berlin as well as a Master in Aero-Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. For more than 25 years, he was working for Volkswagen AG, amongst others as head of electronics development and vehicle system architecture. From 2005 to 2007 Thomas Scharnhorst was CEO of Carmeq in Berlin before partnering with WiTech-Engineering for management and technology consulting in Braunschweig, Germany.
Since 2017, Dr. Thomas Scharnhorst has held the post of AUTOSAR Spokesperson.