Continental is a global automotive technology company that offers a range of lidar sensors, including short-range and long-range options, designed to provide accurate, reliable data for a variety of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications.
Setzer has worked at Continental since finishing his studies in engineering management in Germany and France in 1997. He has been a member of the Executive Board of Continental AG since August 2009. He was initially in charge of the passenger-car tire business, before taking over responsibility for all Continental tire activities in August 2011. In April 2019, Setzer switched to Continental’s Automotive group sector, where as spokesman of the Automotive Board he was responsible for maintaining a unified business strategy in this area. Setzer has served as chairman of the Executive Board and chairman of the Automotive Board since December 2020.