Daimler’s Ingo Scherhaufer receives European Commercial Vehicle Safety Award

In News, Daimler2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 3, 2023

Ingo Scherhaufer, head of Active Safety Development at Daimler Truck AG, has been awarded the European Commercial Vehicle Safety Award 2023.

The award has been given annually since 1990, jointly by the European Association for Accident Research and Analysis (EVU), the expert organisation DEKRA and the German Road Safety Council (DVR).

“Ingo Scherhaufer has rendered outstanding services to commercial vehicle safety for many years,” said EVU President Jörg Ahlgrimm. “The 6th generation Active Brake Assist emergency braking system with 270° sensing, which was developed under his responsibility, is the latest in a whole series of safety systems whose development and market launch he and his team have driven significantly forward. These included several groundbreaking inventions and world firsts. Thus, we are again honouring a worthy award winner this year.”

Scherhaufer studied technical computer science and communications technology in the 1990s. At the same time, he worked as a scientific employee in the research department of the former Daimler-Benz AG on algorithms for driving dynamics parameters based on radar sensor signals.

After six years in the supplier sector, during which he worked on the Distronic proximity control system, Scherhaufer returned to the now-merged Daimler Chrysler AG as Head of Innovative Driving Functions. For almost 20 years, he has been responsible for the Active Safety development area at today’s Daimler Truck AG.

Pioneering electronic platforms and software solutions were the basis for many innovations such as the Active Brake Assist emergency braking system, the proximity control system with traffic jam assistant or the new Frontguard Assist, which can detect pedestrians in the blind spot in front of the vehicle when moving off.