Summary of AIDA Seminar

On Monday December 12th, 2005, the second AIDA Seminar was held in the Mobilion Centre in Utrecht. The theme of this seminar was: Practical implications of in-car systems. Some practical aspects of the development and deployment of in-car systems were discussed by five speakers and almost 60 participants from different research institutes and companies in the field.

Bart van Arem (AIDA) was the leader of the seminar; he started with an introduction of the theme. (The slides of this introduction can be found here.) He explained to the participants that in-car systems are hot, and the perspectives on their effects are very positive. However, many factors have to be taken into account when thinking about the actual introduction of these in-car systems. Examples of these factors are introduction costs, cooperation arrangements, political issues, etc. In short: there are a lot of practical implications surrounding the introduction and deployment of in-car systems.

After this introduction, the five presentations were held, giving good insight into the theme of the day from different viewpoints. The seminar was concluded with a general discussion on the role of the different stakeholders in introducing driver support systems into the market. Summaries of the presentations and the discussion are presented below. A link to the slides of each presentation can be found below each summary.

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Ariën Knibbe (IBM) – IBM & in-car intelligence

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Pascal Eijkelenbergh (TNO) - Global systems for telematics (GST): Implementation of an open in-car platform

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Paul Potters (ITS Netherlands) - eCall Implementation in the Netherlands

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Peter Hendrickx (Groeneveld Transport Efficiency) - What's next after ACC?

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Gerben Bootsma (Rijkswaterstaat Transport Research Centre) - Developing a field operational test with Advanced Driver Support systems

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Discussion

We found this second AIDA Seminar to be a great success and we would like to thank all the participants for their entry.