Barkan Joins Arbe as Chief Radar Officer

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Source: Arbe Robotics Ltd. announcement

TEL AVIV — Arbe Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: ARBE), a global leader in next-generation 4D Imaging Radar Solutions, announced former General Motors Radar Development Lead, Gonen Barkan, joined Arbe as Chief Radar Officer.

Barkan will oversee the technological strategy, lead product specifications and R&D execution to drive Arbe’s innovative solution and the radar industry toward market success.

“We are excited that industry leader, Gonen Barkan, is joining our team, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and invaluable experience,” Arbe Chief Executive Officer Kobi Marenko said. “His contributions to radar innovation at Arbe will undoubtedly make an enormous impact on the automotive industry.

“By joining Arbe as Chief Radar Officer, Barkan demonstrates his confidence in Arbe’s technology, which is revolutionizing radar as a sensor, and its impact on the path of the entire industry.”

“I have been following Arbe from the early stages of the company and have admired their tremendous technological achievements,” said Barkan. “Arbe is a proven market leader and I am excited to join the team on the journey of bringing true safety and autonomy to the automotive industry.”

At General Motors, Barkan led a global team, responsible for radar development and technology across GM, for eight years. In his role, Barkan was responsible for all aspects of radar technology development, radar product development and radar integration into GM vehicles – focusing on future retail-autonomy programs (future SuperCruise, UltraCruise and beyond). This was done in close collaboration with the entire radar ecosystem – Tier 1s, Tier 2s, and start-ups, engaging with more than 80 percent of the automotive radar landscape.

Earlier at GM, Barkan led GM’s in-house development of multiple generations of imaging radars for Cruise LLC in SF, targeting L4 autonomous driving (TaaS). Prior to GM, Barkan led Architecture, HW, SW and ASIC development at start-up companies in the fields of Communication, PLC, IoT, 3G/4G and Radar.

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Barkan graduated summa cum laude from Ben Gurion University with a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Communication & Signal Processing.

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