Daimler Trucks donates 25,000 euros for visually impaired students

Daimler Trucks donates 25,000 euros for visually impaired students
09.
March 2020
Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany – Daimler Truck AG is supporting the Tilly Lahnstein School, a vocational school for blind and visually impaired students run by German charity Nikolauspflege, with a donation of 25,000 euros. With this donation, two more classrooms in the facility can be equipped with modern and flexibly usable lighting. The LED lights provide homogeneous, glare-free and particularly high-intensity light and can create the best possible lighting conditions for each student and for any specific classroom situation.

"As a truck manufacturer, we are also concerned with the importance of optimal lighting conditions. We're very happy that our donation contributes to the facilities required by the Tilly Lahnstein School's 190 students in order to learn a profession and improve their opportunities in the working world," says Prof. Dr. Uwe Baake (centre), Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, during the symbolic check handover to Nikolauspflege. The donation stems from the prize money which Baake recently received for winning the Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize from the Vienna University of Technology. He received the award together with development partner MEKRA Lang for developing the MirrorCam system, an innovative camera system which replaces the main and wide-angle mirrors in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros truck and significantly improves the visibility conditions for the driver.

"We are very grateful for this fantastic support from Daimler Truck AG. It contributes to a successful professional participation of our visually impaired students," says Henning Müller (in the picture left), headmaster of the Tilly Lahnstein School.

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    From left to right: Henning Müller, headmaster of the Tilly Lahnstein School, Prof. Dr. Uwe Baake, Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Ulrike Bauer-Murr, Business Unit Manager Vocational Education (Berufliche Bildung).
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    From left to right: Henning Müller, headmaster of the Tilly Lahnstein School, Prof. Dr. Uwe Baake, Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Ulrike Bauer-Murr, Business Unit Manager Vocational Education (Berufliche Bildung).
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    Prof. Dr. Uwe Baake, Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, with Tilly Lahnstein School student.
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