Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Ungerer of the Munich University of Applied Sciences founded the Munich Working Group for Road Vehicles e.V. as its first chairman in 1980. According to the statutes, the purpose of the association is the independent information and further education of experts for motor vehicles, motor vehicle traffic and accident analysis, especially in the fields of maintenance, damage diagnosis, repair, repair technology, repair costs and damage analysis.
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Ungerer tragically died in a forest fire in Italy in 1989. Since then, his former students among others, have continued to lead the association in his honor. Since 2016, the presidium of MAS e.V. has awarded the Professor Helmut Ungerer Medal to individuals who have rendered outstanding services to the motor vehicle expert profession. It is the only award that exists in this field.
Dr. Deutscher was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of MAS e.V. from 1997 until his retirement in 2021 and supported the association's conferences with lecture topics from the Allianz Center for Technology. AZT Automotive GmbH continues to support the work of the association through representatives on the Scientific Advisory Board.
The AZT congratulates Dr. Christian Deutscher on his contribution.