The English version of Vooruit.
This book is about the acceleration we are seeing in our society in the area of mobility. Rather than describe the constant changes taking place, it focuses on the exponential advancement of technology that is set to turn our world upside down in the next ten years. Based on their weekly columns in the Financieel Dagblad, mobility experts, Maarten Steinbuch and Carlo van de Weijer discuss the sense (and nonsense) behind these developments. Read FORWARD to find out how we are slowly but surely moving in the right direction.
Will we soon be travelling in robot taxis?
Will we all be commuting to work on electric bikes?
Will sustainable air travel ever be possible?
Will public transport still have a place?
Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has extensive experience in the automotive industry. He has worked for Siemens and TomTom, amongst others. He is the current director of the newly established Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute EAISI. Van de Weijer advises ministries and businesses around the world on the future of mobility. He is also a supervisory director of several high-tech companies and has been involved in multiple new-mobility start-ups.
Maarten Steinbuch(1960) is a high-tech systems scientist, entrepreneur and communicator. He is a professor at the TU/e and Scientific Director at Eindhoven Engine. His research extends from automotive engineering to mechatronics, motion control and fusion plasma control. Steinbuch is a prolific blogger and key opinion leader on the influence of new technologies on society. He is a strong advocate of electric vehicles.