Stefan Heinbockel

Project Lead, Software Architect and Inventor

Stefan Heinbockel is an award-winning software engineer and inventor. Currently he works as a project leader at BMW in Munich. He is responsible for the development of software for car access. The latest development is the BMW Digital Key Plus, launched by BMW and Apple in 2021.

Stefan is interested in all kinds of technology and their application to everyday life. He always keeps his eyes open for interesting technical solutions that he can employ in novel ways, which often leads to new patents for his employers – or to a new blog post.

Another interest of his is the design of complex systems, both in software and in hardware. Techniques he likes to employ are Test Driven Development, static code analysis and formal verification methods.

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