Aria Etemad is working in the area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) at Volkswagen Group Research in Wolfsburg since May 2013.


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Before joining Volkswagen, he worked for Ford Research and Advanced Engineering in Aachen and Visteon Automotive Systems in Cologne, Germany.

Aria has been actively involved in several external projects: Between 2008 and 2013 he was coordinator of two leading European projects in the area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS):

  • euroFOT, the first European large-scale field operational test for studying the benefit of ADAS on traffic safety and efficiency, and;
  • interactIVe, which dealt with the development of the next generation of ADAS that autonomously brakes and steers to avoid vehicle collisions.

Aria Etemad currently leads AdaptIVe, a large-scale European project for developing Automated Driving Applications & Technologies.