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Dr. Ralf G. Herrtwich

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Head of Driver Assistance and Cha...

Email: r***@***.com
Local Address:  Berlin , Germany
Daimler AG
Mercedesstrasse 137
Stuttgart , 70327

Company Description: Daimler AG is engaged in developing, manufacturing, distributing and selling a range of automotive products, mainly passenger cars, trucks, vans and buses. The...   more

Employment History

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  • Honorary Professor
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Prof. Ralf Guido Herrtwich, ..., 7 Oct 2015 [cached]
Prof. Ralf Guido Herrtwich, Head of Driver Assistance and Chassis Systems, Group Research and Advance Development at Daimler AG: "The tremendous increase in computing power in recent years has brought closer the day when vehicles will be able to see their surroundings in the same way as humans and also correctly understand complex situations in city traffic.
Popular Science | Intelligence: Behold the All-Seeing, Self-Parking, Safety-Enforcing, Networked Automobile, 17 Sept 2004 [cached]
"Communication [between cars] will be like an additional sensor," says Ralf Herrtwich, director of vehicle IT research at DaimlerChrysler.
Ralf G. Herrtwich, 31 May 2014 [cached]
Ralf G. Herrtwich
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Ralf G. Herrtwich
Ralf G. Herrtwich
Research and Advanced Engineering, Daimler AG
Ralf G. Herrtwich is with Daimler Group Research and Advanced Engineering since 1998. After ten years as Director for Infotainment and Telematics, he is now head of Driver Assistance and Chassis Systems, in charge of conceiving and developing future safety and comfort innovations for Mercedes-Benz. A computer scientist by education, Dr. Herrtwich started his career in academia at the Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin (TUB) and ICSI at UC Berkeley. He then held positions with IBM and several telecommunication start-ups before joining Daimler. Today, he also is honorary professor at TUB and Director of the Daimler Center for Automotive Information Technology Innovations (DCAITI) at the same university.
Ralf G. Herrtwich
Ralf G. Herrtwich
Research and Advanced Engineering, Daimler AG
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Bill Whitaker and Ralf Herrtwich
Ralf Herrtwich: I just pull this lever. And now--
Ralf Herrtwich: It goes.
Computer scientist Ralf Herrtwich runs autonomous vehicle research for Mercedes-Benz. He punched in a route and took us for a 20-mile drive on city streets and highways in this S500, the company's most advanced self-driving prototype.
Ralf Herrtwich: Yeah, the car is in charge.
Ralf Herrtwich of Mercedes Benz says, when it's ready, a self-driving mode would add "a few thousand dollars" to the sticker price of a Mercedes.
Ralf Herrtwich: Shall I put them back on?
Herrtwich gave us a rare opportunity to go on an actual test run near Mercedes' Silicon Valley lab. Almost every major automaker is working on the technology here. Nissan has teamed up with NASA. Auto-parts maker Delphi put its system in this Audi.
Ralf Herrtwich: Some people have remarked that the car itself, in some cases, drives a bit like an old lady. That's...that's fine with us, for the time being.
Ralf Herrtwich: People are increasingly asking for this.
Ralf Herrtwich: This is not good.
Those beeps...that's not a sound you want to hear. It means the car senses trouble and needs a helping human hand.
Ralf Herrtwich: Now the vehicle asks me to take over.
At this intersection, that silver car got too close.
Ralf Herrtwich: This is-- for example, I-- rather took over. It would've managed.
Ralf Herrtwich: Yeah.
It only happened a few times while we were driving around. Herrtwich says teaching the car to handle encounters like that silver car -- on chaotic city streets with impulsive human drivers -- will keep his engineers busy for the next decade.
Ralf Herrtwich: The important thing about an autonomous vehicle is it has to have a very good sense of its environment. A vehicle cannot react to something it does not see. So we have to be very careful that we see everything that happens around us.
The car sees with an array of cameras and radar sensors designed into the body, constantly scanning up to 600 feet in all directions.
Ralf Herrtwich: We can actually detect more quickly that something is happening-- that may cause an accident than the human driver can.
Ralf Herrtwich: That's what we aim for.
blogs Razorfish ::Razorfish, 25 Nov 2008 [cached] interviews Dr. Ralf Herrtwich, head of Group Research & Advanced Engineering Driver Assistance and Chassis Systems at Mercedes-Benz, about the future of autonomous cars.
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