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Head of Accident Research, Concepts, Child Safety, Sensor Functions & Systems Integral Safety

Mercedes-Benz AG

Germany

Jochen Fesse

In 1991 Jochen Feese joined the Mercedes-Benz AG. 1994 he received his diploma in electrical engineering at the Cooperative State University in Stuttgart and began his career in the Mercedes-Benz passenger car development.

Until October 2000 he worked in the cockpit development in various vehicle projects for the E and S Class. He then moved to the Group Research & Advanced Engineering division and worked as executive assistant for the research directorates Electronics and Mechatronics and Corporate Quality Management, Under his leadership, in October 2004, the Tech Center Japan of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Development division was established. The department is active in the topics driver assistance systems, telematics and hybrid. In 2009 he returned to Germany and took the lead in Group Research &  Advanced Engineering for the department Technology Transfer Driver Assistance Systems/Active Safety until March 2010. From April 2010 until October 2014 he was responsible for Technology Management and Research Policy.

Today he is head of Accident Research, Concepts, Child Safety, Sensor Functions & Systems Integral Safety in the R&D division of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Jochen Fesse

Head of Accident Research, Concepts, Child Safety, Sensor Functions & Systems Integral Safety

Mercedes-Benz AG

Germany

In 1991 Jochen Feese joined the Mercedes-Benz AG. 1994 he received his diploma in electrical engineering at the Cooperative State University in Stuttgart and began his career in the Mercedes-Benz passenger car development.

Until October 2000 he worked in the cockpit development in various vehicle projects for the E and S Class. He then moved to the Group Research & Advanced Engineering division and worked as executive assistant for the research directorates Electronics and Mechatronics and Corporate Quality Management, Under his leadership, in October 2004, the Tech Center Japan of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Development division was established. The department is active in the topics driver assistance systems, telematics and hybrid. In 2009 he returned to Germany and took the lead in Group Research &  Advanced Engineering for the department Technology Transfer Driver Assistance Systems/Active Safety until March 2010. From April 2010 until October 2014 he was responsible for Technology Management and Research Policy.

Today he is head of Accident Research, Concepts, Child Safety, Sensor Functions & Systems Integral Safety in the R&D division of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership 2020 Recipient