Could Crashes Be a Thing of the Past?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:45am

About the Event

The traditional cornerstones of vehicle safety—such as seat belts and air bags—have significantly reduced injuries and fatalities over the decades. In the next wave of technologies, researchers and manufacturers are looking at ways to prevent crashes from happening in the first place. These systems, such as “6D vision” sensing technology and smart maps for connected vehicles, could make crashes much less common—and pave the way for self-driving cars.

At the CTS Fall Luncheon, Luca Delgrossi, director of driver assistance and chassis systems U.S. at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, discussed these technologies and when they might come to a car dealer near you.

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Luca Delgrossi is the director of driver assistance and chassis systems U.S. at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, where he is responsible for research on driver-assistance systems, safety systems, and autonomous driving activity in the United States. A pioneer in vehicular communications, Delgrossi coordinated the team that developed the first 5.9 GHz dedicated short-range communications radio and on-board equipment. More recently, his team designed and built vehicles for the USDOT vehicle-to-vehicle safety pilot model deployment field trial. Currently, he focuses on the design and development of automated driving solutions.