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August 6, 2013
Daimler Senior Scientist to Deliver Keynote at SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum

Portland, Maine, Aug. 1, 2013—Dr. Stefan Gehrig, Senior Scientist at Daimler, will deliver a keynote address at SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum entitled “Camera-Based Driver Assistance: 6D and Applications beyond the Roadway.” In it, he’ll present the work of Daimler’s 6D Vision group for camera-based driver assistance, which became available in Mercedes models this year. SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum take place together 11-13 November 2013 at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

“Precise position and speed measurements in real-time are now available, and they have major implications for the world we live in – not only for vehicles but also for robotics, emergency services and beyond,” said Lisa Murray, SPAR Point Group Director.  “Dr. Gehrig will share the computer vision challenges for detecting and measuring objects in real-time and in adverse weather conditions including rain, snow and backlight.”

Dr. Gehrig studied Computer Science and Physics and received his PhD degree in Computational Physics from the University of Tuebingen in 2000. His main research interests are intelligent vehicles, focusing on stereo vision, where his research was honored with several best paper awards. The 6D Vision system was nominated for Germany´s Future Prize in 2011 and was awarded the Beckurts Prize in 2012.

About SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum

SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference and European LiDAR Mapping Forum bring together professionals from throughout Europe and beyond to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery to drive efficiency, improve workflows, reduce project timelines, save money, improve safety and mitigate risk. Tracks are New Technologies & Data Fusion; Civil Infrastructure; Land & Natural Resource Management; Process, Power & Utilities; Metrology: Discrete Manufacturing & Short-Range Scanning; Building & Architecture; Digital Cultural Preservation; and Forensics & Security Planning. In addition to robust conference programming, the events feature an exhibition full of hardware and software solutions and multiple networking events. For more information, visit www.SPARPointGroup.com/Europe.

About SPAR Point Group

SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR Point Group organizes SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International, International LiDAR Mapping Forum and SPAR Japan and publishes SPARPointGroup.com and SPARView. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Business Communications. For more information, visit www.SPARPointGroup.com  and www.divbusiness.com.    
SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum are products of Diversified Business Communications.

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