Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is ranked as a top Technical University in Europe, providing higher education to approximately 13.000 students, and publishing over 5000 articles and 40 patents annually. TU/e is a research driven university where its innovation in high tech systems is embedded in the strong industrial region of Brainport. Mobility is a basic human need. It is a prerequisite for a healthy economy and sustainable society. However, our current mobility system is far from sustainable. In fact, pollution, noise, congestion, inefficient use of public space and high accidents rates are drastically impacting on the economy and our well-being. At TU/e we believe that a future of fully sustainable mobility is possible and within reach. In fact, our students and over 300 researchers who conduct research on mobility related issues, are committed to accelerate the transition to a sustainable mobile future. We are working towards mobility that is safe and clean and that minimizes the use of scarce (urban) space. Mobility that is accessible to all at reasonable cost. Solutions that are being researched are both in-vehicle ones as well as ones outside the vehicle:
With cars essentially becoming computers on wheels, vehicle performance will be greatly improved by innovations in the areas of electronics, software systems and data intelligence.
New mobility systems and services
An increasing volume of mobility data will lead to an exponential growth in smart mobility solutions. This will be by way of the new ‘Internet of vehicles’ created by connected technology. But, smart design of urban areas - empowering slower mobility options such as walking and cycling - will also boost enhanced mobility.
Eight departments co-operate in high tech innovations in automotive systems. Together, they offer a unique multi-disciplinary system-oriented 3-year Bachelor (>250 students) and a 2-year Master of Science program Automotive Technology (>150 students)
Core business in R&D:
Participation in EU Projects and International Activities
Currently the following research projects on Mobility are taking place at TU/e, see also www.tue.nl/aiprojects:
Leading the national project NEON (https://neonresearch.nl), a multidisciplinary research program addressing three interrelated societal challenges: climate action, renewable energy, and smart & sustainable transport
TU/e is amongst the founding fathers of the national Battery Competence Centre BCC (https://batterycompetencecenter.nl/en/)