An innovation center of the Daimler AG and the University of Ulm

driveU stands for Daimler Research Institute for Vehicle Environment Perception at Ulm University and is a joint innovation center of the Daimler AG and the University of Ulm. Target is the intensification of research and development in the field of driver assistance systems, vehicle safety and autonomous driving. The methodological focus of driveU lies in the machine perception and environment representation

Core areas of the  Innovation Centre driveU founded in 2012 are

•  Sensors and Sensor Signal Processing
•  Information Fusion
•  Multi-Object Tracking
•  Environment representation
•  Situation Understanding
•  Driver Intention Recognition

The research is organized in bilateral projects between Daimler AG and the University of Ulm as well as in the context of publicly funded projects, for example sponsored by the BMBF, the BMWi or the EU, together with other reputable OEMs and suppliers. The concept of the driveU is to convert relevant research results in a predevelopment status.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dietmayer

  • Scientific Director driveU 
  • University of Ulm
  • Institute for Measurement, Control and Microtechnology
  • Albert-Einstein-Allee 41
  • 89069 Ulm, Germany
  • Phone: +49 (0)731 50 26302
  • Fax: +49 (0)731 50 26301