In the first days of the Automotive Week, discussions centred on the development of in-vehicle intelligent systems and the present infrastructure. But at the end of the day it is all about the end user.
The first speaker was Ilse Harms of Connecting Mobility who discussed Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. A recent study has shown that there is a big gap between what users expect and what the industry means by ADAS. ‘There is still a world to win’.
TU/e professor Henk Nijmeijer focused on the differences between autonomous driving and cooperative driving. ‘Autonomously driving cars only react to actions by the car in front of it. But this carries a risk of creating phantom traffic jams. Cooperatively driving cars work together with other vehicles and with the infrastructure itself. That makes for far safer driving, fewer traffic jams and fewer emissions.’
ANWB's Chris Hottetot spoke about a community he intends to set up around Smart Mobility. ‘It is important to connect with the end user.’
Moderator Marco Maréchal shared the results of the national opinion survey Mobility in the future 2030. One of the findings was that the ‘connected car’ is beginning to be an established concept; more so than the self driving car, for the time being.