Inaugural Speech - Dariu Gavrila - 23 June 2017

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?

How can the newly founded Intelligent Vehicles group at TU Delft contribute?

When will these vehicles come about?

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