Keynote by TU Delft

Dariu Gavrila

Professor in intelligent vehicles at Delft University of Technology

The intelligent vehicles (r)evolution

13:45 – 14:30

The automotive field is in the midst of a technological transformation. In the traditional segment where a driver controls the vehicle, the automation level is gradually increased, as witnessed by the ever more sophisticated highway autopilots. At the same time, a new self-driving vehicle segment is emerging where a human driver is no longer necessary – these vehicles provide a mobility service for going from location A to location B. Why do self-driving vehicles make sense? What are the remaining research challenges? When will these vehicles come about? This keynote will outline the prospects.

Dariu Gavrila received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, in 1996. From 1997 to 2016 he has been with Daimler R&D in Ulm, Germany, where he eventually became a distinguished scientist. In 2003, he was appointed professor at the University of Amsterdam, chairing the area of intelligent perception systems (part-time). Since 2016 he heads the Intelligent Vehicles group at Delft University of Technology as a full professor.