Media Coverage

UR:BAN research initiative - Protection of Vulnerable Road Users

January, 2014.

A pioneering achievement: The first autonomous long-distance drive in rural and urban traffic with close-to-production sensors. Mercedes-Benz S-Class INTELLIGENT DRIVE drives autonomously in the tracks of Bertha Benz. Our team was responsible for stereo-vision-based 3D scene understanding.

September 09, 2013.

Our stereo-vision-based pedestrian detection system is available in the current Mercedes-Benz
E-Class and S-Class.

Read about it at

Watch the corresponding video entitled
Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE® Bremse mit Fußgängererkennung (PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection) on YouTube.
November 19, 2012.

A news release entitled
Preise für die Doktorarbeit (German) of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences about the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Best PhD Dissertation Award and the Uni-DAS Wissenschaftspreis 2012 for my PhD thesis on pedestrian detection.
November 14, 2012.

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Daimler AG, press event on next generation driver assistance systems for pedestrian protection. Demonstration of vision-based pedestrian recognition (urban traffic), automatic braking, steering and evasion (test track). The demonstration was covered by:

A press release by dpa (Germany’s biggest press agency) entitled “Ausweich-Assistent von Mercedes: Schutz für Fußgänger” was issued on July 10, 2009 and picked up by many German newspapers, magazines and websites.
July 9, 2009.

TV report (requires QuickTime) on the Daimler pedestrian recognition system with emergency braking. "Das Journal", Regio TV (German TV). © Regio TV.
October 16, 2008.

Newpaper article “Für Fußgänger bremst das Auto automatisch” in Neu-Ulmer Zeitung (local German newspaper) covering our pedestrian protection activities. © NUZ
July 5, 2008.

Demo Day, AKTIV-SFR project, Bergisch-Gladbach (Germany).

Our pedestrian recognition and automatic braking demo was covered by:

TV report (requires QuickTime) on the Demo Day at the Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2008, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, showing our pedestrian recognition and automatic braking demo. Omroep Brabant (Dutch TV). © Omroep Brabant.
June 6, 2008.

Additional coverage by the following Dutch media:

University newspaper report on the award for my Bachelor's thesis in 2003. "doppelpunkt:", Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
© Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.