I hope on the long run my work will have a positive effect in society. That’s why I love my work now, as it’s directly connected to developing safer roads. Globally, 2-3 people die each minute in road accidents. This is the leading cause of death for children and young adults. More than half of all deaths are among vulnerable road users. I think through well-designed technologies (e.g. connected and/or automated vehicles), these numbers can go down.
As shown in next slide, if we can develop enhanced methods for sensor fusion, world-, situation- and context-modeling, planning and decisions we will enable better and safer actions of the automated vehicle.
I’m glad I will be in the same WP with Gijs Dubbelman, from TU/e Electrical Eng., to discuss reaching a holistic scene understanding, able to detect and interpret (inter-) object behavioral, model the scene and the context around the car.
I also look forward to listen and develop the work with the WP partners, SWOV (Peter van der Knaap), NXP (Gerardo Daalderop and Maurice Geraets), and RDW.
On a broader scale, I want to connect to other partners to discuss network level implications (e.g. MaaS and Hubs (Tom van Woensel), traffic level, logistics systems, V2X), connections with the powertrain design, e.g. Theo Hofman, Steven Wilkins, Mauro Salazar), the human factor (Reint Jan Renes) and other topics in the mobility cluster. I am looking for sharing data, methods, creating links and co-develop.