Prof. Dr. Ralf Herrtwich


Ralf G. Herrtwich currently runs automotive software development for NVIDIA in Germany where he can draw upon his long R&D experience in vehicle automation as well as in infotainment and telematics technology. His past assignments include managing the automotive business of HERE Technologies, with a special focus on high-definition maps and crowd-sourced location services, and developing self-driving vehicles for Mercedes-Benz. In 2013, his team made an S-Class re-enact the world's first overland drive, covering the historic 65-miles Bertha Benz Route autonomously in regular traffic. A computer scientist by education, Dr. Herrtwich started his career in academia at TU Berlin and UC Berkeley. He then held management positions with IBM and several telecommunication start-ups before joining Daimler in 1998 to manage its advanced engineering on telematics, infotainment, etc.. Since 2009, he also is honorary professor for vehicle information technology at the Technical University of Berlin.