Published on Jun 6, 2012
TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the Future
Carlo van de Weijer
Predicting the future is hard. But when we are on the road, there are cars ahead of us that can see what we will see a few minutes or a few hours into our future. Carlo van de Weijer explains how by linking our increasingly smart cars together we will soon be able to plan when we will be in a traffic jam.
About Carlo van de Weijer
Carlo van de Weijer has a Master degree in Mechanical Engineer from the University of Technology in Eindhoven and a PhD degree from Technical University in Graz. He started his career in 1990 at TNO Automotive, moved to SiemensVDO in 2001 to head the Eindhoven automotive navigation development lab, since 2007 part of TomTom. Currently Dr. van de Weijer is VP for Intelligent Transport Systems within TomTom and part-time director of the Strategic Area Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is, amongst others, member of the board of ITS Netherlands and AutomotiveNL.
About TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the Future
There are many challenges in the world today. Hunger and disease continue to affect large parts of the developing world. Financial instability is halting progress in developed countries. We're running out of resources and changing the natural world in ways we don't totally understand. How can we make a better future? Discover the next big bordering-on-crazy ideas for humanity at TEDxBrainport 2012.
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