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Prof. Lutz Eckstein

Director
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika), RWTH Aachen University

Bio

"Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein chairs the Institute for Automotive Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, one of the leading technical universities in Germany. He has been appointed in 2010, after being responsible for safety assurance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at Daimler AG, followed by senior management positions in the Electrics/Electronics Division of BMW AG.  Lutz Eckstein dedicates his work to improving Active Safety while at the same time creating new dimensions of driving experience, which is documented by numerous patents and publications. He is deeply involved in the PEGASUS project family addressing safety assurance of automated driving and at the same time coordinator of UNICARagil, a lighthouse project funded by the German Ministry for Science and Education (BMBF) aiming at an agile architecture for driverless vehicles by combining the competences of eight German universities and selected companies.  Selected memberships and roles include chairing the VDI-society Vehicle and Traffic Technology (VDI-FVT), membership of the Supervisory Board of Aldenhoven Testing Center GmbH (ATC), chairman of the Board of fka GmbH and fka Silicon Valley. Most recently, Lutz Eckstein has been invited to join the Scientific Board of the German Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure."