Program Director of Smart Mobility, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
Margriet van Schijndel has about 20 years of experience working with research programs and coordination. She is currently the Program Director Responsible Mobility within the Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI) at Eindhoven University of Technology. She has also been serving as the EARPA Secretary General for 7 years, representing some 53 member organisations performing R&D activities in the field of road mobility research. Within EARPA, she now is Foresight Group leader on Connectivity, Automation and Safety. Furthermore, she is Cluster leader Key Enabling Technologies within the CCAM Partnership.
She has been managing or coordinating several large national and European research projects such as UDRIVE, APROSYS, and several EU tender projects, with focus on e.g. large naturalistic driving study, evaluation and validation methodologies, large scale Field Testing, safety in automotive, vulnerable road user protection, ITS solutions for safer intersections, prevention of truck accidents and human modelling in automotive applications.
Resource efficient mobility: What does it take?
In striving for zero emission mobility, a large focus is on electric vehicles; development, testing and implementation. Needless to say that these vehicles still do create emissions, though less on the time and location of its use. We also do have other modes of mobility which are quite resource efficient. What about them? And what about AI; it often is seen as enabler for automated mobility. Yet, in resource efficiency it can play an essential role as well.