Holds a Master’s degree in psychology and works in the Research & Technology Division at Daimler since 1988. He is the Head of the Cognitive Ergonomics Team which consists of engineers as well as psychologists working in the field of user interface design, development and evaluation for in-car devices. The concept development includes the MMI of any type of advanced driver assistant system such as the multifunction “COMMAND“. He introduced virtual prototyping in the research field of Daimler and continuously uses this method in the evaluation process of new combinations of user interfaces and multifunction control devices. Another focus is the development of new methods and criteria for the security oriented evaluation of driver information systems. Evaluation experience exists for laboratory, driving simulator and field studies. He was responsible for the Daimler HMI share of the projects PROMETHEUS, COMUNICAR, EUCLIDE, MOTIV and INVENT-FAS. He is representing Daimler at the EUCAR SGI working group.