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 daimler.com:


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.



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


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


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

Our pedestrian recognition and automatic braking demo was covered by:


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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:


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University newspaper report on the award for my Bachelor's thesis in 2003. "doppelpunkt:", Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
2004.
© Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.