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Mrs. Margriet van Schijndel

+31 40 2473102



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:

Intelligent vehicles

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.

Our Focus areas are:

Inherently Safe Mobility Inherently Clean and Energy efficient mobility Cutting cost of congestion and logistics Solve spatial issues around mobility Make mobility available and improve its quality 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)

Automotive Education:

· BSc Automotive Technology · MSc Automotive Technology · MSc Operations Management and Logistics · MSc Systems and Control · EngD Automotive Systems Design Specialization themes:

Autonomous driving Vehicle Dynamics control Embedded software Automotive Human Factors Core business in R&D:

Autonomous driving Battery storage Combustion technology Electrical components Energy management High-tech automotive materials Hydrogen storage Powertrains Vehicle dynamics

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:

AITHENA; AI-based CCAM: Trustworthy, Explainable, and Accountable MODI; A leap towards SAE L4 automated driving features SELFY; SELF assessment, protection & healing tools for a trustworthY and resilient CCAM EdgeAI; Edge AI Technologies for Optimised Performance Embedded Processing Safe-Up; proactive SAFEty systems and tools for a constantly UPgrading road environment LONGRUN; Heavy duty vehicles, environmental friendly fuels and powertrains AUTODRIVE: Fail-safe electronics for automated driving HiFi Elements: High Fidelity Electric Modelling and Testing EIT Urban Mobility, annually several 1-year projects 5G-MOBIX: 5G for cooperative & connected automated MOBility on X-border corridors

Member of the 2Zero Partnership and of the CCAM Partnership, as well as the AI Data Robotics Partnership

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/)