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, Volume 114, Issue 7–8, pp 52–55 | Cite as

Hazard Detection Faster than the Human

  • Uwe Franke
  • Stefan Gehrig
  • Clemens Rabe
Development Safety
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6D Vision is able to reproduce human three-dimensional spatial and temporal perception and the detection of potential hazards in small, on-board, high-performance series-production-capable hardware for the very first time. Analogously to the human two-eye model, 6D Vision uses a stereo camera, from whose images the situation in front of the vehicle is analysed in real time with the aid of algorithms developed at Daimler.

Learning from Accidents

In the development of pioneering driver assistance and safety systems, Daimler pursues what it calls its Real Life Safety Philosophy. Since 1969, the company has investigated accidents on German roads and streets. The findings resulting from this work provide important impulses for the development of new safety systems. Accident researchers from the passenger car sector today investigate around one hundred accidents a year. Based on photos, sketches, accident reports and sensor data, Daimler researchers create computer simulations that permit...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Franke
    • 1
  • Stefan Gehrig
    • 1
  • Clemens Rabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Daimler AGSindelfingenGermany

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