We are going to live in a world full of highly intelligent machines. How will we relate to these robots? Are they intelligent tools, or do we collaborate with these machines as equals? And how can we adequately control machines with self-learning capabilities? On the occasion of this year’s TU Delft foundation day celebration, we will explore the underlying communication and control principles. The speakers will address machine intelligence, human-machine interaction, and collaboration.
PBL has presented research about the long term development in The Netherlands 2030-2050. Self driving vehicles were part of the development, DAVI partners delivered input for this part of the publication. Also the KiM study about scenarios for self driving vehicles was used.
Tuesday November 24, WEpods was presented in a masterclass in Apeldoorn. Different representatives of governments and companies discussed the project: regulation, the future of public transport, the role of the road authority and the story of the WEpod. With short interactive sessions the in’s and out’s of the project were discussed. More info on: www.wepods.nl
In the future high quality maps will be important for the development of self driving vehicles. To make the connection with knowledge in this field DAVI was presented at the GeoBuzz conference. More information on: geobuzz.nl
The province of Gelderland in the Netherlands, is realising a pilot with two selfdriving vehicles (with no steering wheel nor pedals) in the FoodValley region between Ede/Wageningen railway station and Wageningen University & Research centre (WUR) and on the WUR campus. The so called WEpods vehicles have a hospitality function for (foreign) guests of the WUR. With this pilot the province of Gelderland substantiates its ambitions for new, flexible, sustainable and social mobility.
Op donderdag 2 oktober organiseerde het Dutch Automated Vehicle Initiative (DAVI) in samenwerking met het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu en AutomotiveNL een event on automated vehicles bij Connekt. Het – meer dan honderd personen tellende – publiek bestond onder andere uit vertegenwoordigers van de overheid, technische universiteiten, hogescholen, de Nederlandse automotive industrie en verzekeraars.
The first test drive of DAVI has had a lot of media attention, as well in news papers as on television. Here the highlights:
- Nu.nl “in 20 years all cars are selfdriving”
- Hart van Nederland: “Car can drive without driver” (with video)
- NOS: “Minister Schultz in selfdriving car” (with video)
- Volkskrant: “Minister Schultz tests selfdriving car“
Also after the Innovation Relay, DAVI has been in the media:
On the Innovation-Relay in Amsterdam the first public test with the DAVI has become a success. Minister of infrastructure and environment Schulz van Haegen joined the DAVI researches in a test drive on the A10 where a overtaking maneuver was performed.