Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize 2019: MirrorCam on new Actros has been celebrated as an outstanding development

Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize 2019: MirrorCam on new Actros has been celebrated as an outstanding development
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October 2019
Stuttgart / Vienna

Stuttgart / Vienna – The Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize has again been awarded to Daimler AG. The Vienna University of Technology awarded Professor Uwe Baake, Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Dr. Werner Lang, Managing Director MEKRA Lang GmbH & Co. KG, with the prize for the development of the MirrorCam. In the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, this system replaces the main and wide-angle mirrors, thus ensuring greater safety and fuel efficiency. "The MirrorCam assists the driver especially in critical driving situations – not just on the motorway, but also in cities where the aim is to better protect the weakest road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists," explained Professor Uwe Baake. Thanks to improved aerodynamics, the system can also help reduce fuel consumption. Since 1977, the Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize has been one of the most important prizes. It is also the one with the biggest prize money (50,000 euros). The accolade is awarded every two years to engineers who have made especially impressive contributions in the field of vehicle development.

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  • Legend
    The Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize has again been awarded to Daimler AG. The Vienna University of Technology awarded Professor Uwe Baake, Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, with the prize for the development of the MirrorCam.
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    Oct 11, 2019
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    The Rector of the TU Vienna, Professor Dr. med. Sabine Seidler (left), presented the prize endowed with 50,000 euros today in the Festsaal of the University together with Dr. Ing. Wolfgang Porsche (2nd from right), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, and Dr. Ing. Hans Michel Piëch (right), Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, officially to the representatives of the award winners Professor Dr. Uwe Baake and Dr. Werner Lang: Stephan Kramb (2nd from left) Chief Developer of the MirrorCam Systems at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Jan Snel (middle), Member of the Sales Commercial Vehicles Management Board at Mekra Lang.
  • Release date
    Oct 11, 2019
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    Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 LS 4x2, Exterior, arctic white, OM 471 Euro VI rated at 375 kW/510 hp, displacement 12.8 l, 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift transmission 3, Active Brake Assist 5, Proximity Assist, Traffic-Sign-Recognation-Assist and Sideguard-Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Stability Assist, Attention Assist, Active Drive Assist, MirrorCam, Predictive Powertrain Control, BiXenon headlamps, L-Cab GigaSpace.
  • Release date
    May 2, 2019
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  • Legend
    Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 LS 4x2, Exterior, arctic white, OM 471 Euro VI rated at 375 kW/510 hp, displacement 12.8 l, 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift transmission 3, Active Brake Assist 5, Proximity Assist, Traffic-Sign-Recognation-Assist and Sideguard-Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Stability Assist, Attention Assist, Active Drive Assist, MirrorCam, Predictive Powertrain Control, BiXenon headlamps, L-Cab GigaSpace.
  • Release date
    May 2, 2019
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  • Legend
    Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 LS 4x2, Interior, almond beige, OM 471 Euro VI rated at 375 kW/510 hp, displacement 12.8 l, 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift transmission 3, Active Brake Assist 5, Proximity Assist, Traffic-Sign-Recognation-Assist and Sideguard-Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Stability Assist, Attention Assist, Active Drive Assist, MirrorCam, Predictive Powertrain Control, BiXenon headlamps, L-Cab GigaSpace.
  • Release date
    May 2, 2019
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