Webinar – Behaviour and Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in Current and Future Traffic

May 31, 2021 14.30 - 15.30 h

On May 31st, 2021, TRAIL PhD researcher Juan Pablo Núñez Velasco will defend his PhD thesis ‘Should I Stop or Should I Cross? Interactions between vulnerable road users and automated vehicles’ at Delft University of Technology. The defence is public, and you are invited to join.

Moreover, on the occasion of this public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a webinar on “Behaviour and Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in Current and Future Traffic”. The PhD research conducted is part of the STAD ‘Spatial and Transport impacts of Automated Driving’ project which is about the implications of the future of accessibility and spatial development of mobility with respect to autonomous driving technologies including regional development and accessibility, urban design, pedestrians and cyclists, impacts on public transport and parking. In this webinar we will discuss how e-bikes would fit in current and future transport, and whether external human-machine interfaces for autonomous vehicles would be needed for safe interactions with vulnerable road users.

Participation is free, registration is required: CLICK HERE.
You will receive a ZOOM invitation on May 27th at the latest.

Programme webinar
Chairwoman: Haneen Farah

14:30 – 15.00   Prof. Divera Twisk – A place for E-bikes in current and future traffic.
Worldwide e-bikes are changing active travel, not only in traditional cycling cities but also in non-traditional ones. Based on empirical studies, mainly from the Netherlands, this presentation discusses the opportunities and dilemmas of the growing popularity of the large variety of electrical-pedal-supported vehicles.

15:00 – 15:30   Dr. Joost de Winter– eHMIs: gimmick or necessity?
External human-machine interfaces for autonomous vehicles are a hot research topic. But are such interfaces really needed? The current talk will try to answer this question.

Public defence Juan Pablo Núñez Velasco
At 10:00 h the public defence will be available on livestream: Link to the livestream
At 9:30 h Pablo will give a brief presentation about his research in Dutch.

Link to the PhD dissertation.

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