Shaping driving safety and comfort.
The team that Himani Porwal works in at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India focuses on the integration of driver assistance components, such as radar sensors and cameras into our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, to make the driving assistance systems as reliable as possible. In her interview, she reveals why she feels that she's in the right place, which skills help her with her professional goals now and what she would most likely do in a vehicle if it drives autonomously one day.
For her job at Mercedes-Benz India, Himani Porwal moved from Mysore in southern India, where she grew up with two siblings and studied Industrial and Production engineering, to Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. A four-month assignment at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen in 2023 was her first stay abroad. During that time, she not only crossed two things off her bucket list – skydiving and scuba diving – but also used every weekend and day off to travel and, in addition to Germany, also discovered France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. She was sometimes accompanied by friends studying or working in Europe or by co-workers on her travels. For Himani, travelling is first and foremost an opportunity to meet people. She'll certainly manage that on her next planned trip: a trekking tour around the lakes of Kashmir in northern India.