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Bosch, Wietse (author)
The way an autonomous delivery vehicle behaves during an encounter with a pedestrian evokes an experience comprised of many short-term emotions, influences which behaviour that person will use in reaction to the robot. In many cases, for both the negative and positive experiences, behaviour emerges that results in time-consuming encounters. This...
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Janse, E.H. (author)
Road intersections have a large impact on road accidents and travel delay. Applying infrastructure, such as stop signs and traffic lights, are supposed to prevent collisions on the intersection. However, such methods contribute to the travel delay, while accidents still occur due to human errors. Considering the rise of automation within...
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Reiff, Anne (author)
Perspective-taking is the ability to see a situation based on the viewpoint of others. In autonomous vehicle-pedestrian (AV-P) interaction, the perspective taken by the pedestrian could be affected by the design of an external Human-Machine Interface (eHMI). However, currently, there is little knowledge about the effect of message perspective on...
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Somashekar, Prathap (author)
The automobile industry has been continuously working on bringing automation in motor vehicles for the betterment of human life. Advancement in technology has helped companies manufacture cars that can drive and navigate on their own called Autonomous vehicles (AVs). There are numerous effects of AVs on society. The AVs are forecast to bring...
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van der Slot, Kuno (author)
To promote automation in vehicles, autonomous driving should feel comfortable. To achieve low discomfort, a comfort oriented nonlinear model predictive controller is created. We know humans are sensitive for discomfort in certain frequencies in acceleration. By penalizing the frequencies for discomfort a higher comfort performance can be...
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Kenter, Jos (author)
Out of all the countries in the world, the Netherlands has the most ‘autonomous vehicle’-ready road network (KPMG, 2019). It is the result of years of investing in state-of-the-art technologies and putting in place the needed policies, and it seems to pay off: our country is likely to be amongst the early adapters as soon as these vehicles enter...
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Keesmaat, Patrick (author)
An autonomous guided vehicle can be used for the delivery of goods. To deliver these goods to your home, the mobile robot will be driving in pedestrian rich environments. In these environments the robot will need to socially navigate itself in a way which is both pleasant for the pedestrians and progressive for the robot. During its drive, the...
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Kaleefathullah, Anees Ahamed (author)
<b>Aim:</b> In this study, we aimed to investigate pedestrians’ trust, crossing behaviour, and misuse of an automated vehicle (AV) equipped with an external human-machine interface (eHMI). We hypothesized that participants’ trust would drop to a low level when the eHMI fails (i.e., the eHMI turns on, but the vehicle does not brake), followed by...
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van den Berg, Berend (author)
Last decades the autonomous driving research field has shown exponential growth. The social benefits, which include increased safety, mobility and productivity, are the main factor that drive this growth. One of the most difficult problems that vehicle engineers must solve to develop autonomous vehicles is the motion planning problem. They must...
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Rakas, Nick (author)
Autonomous vehicles have advanced rapidly in the last decades. The automotive industry is making valiant efforts to strengthen autonomous vehicle technologies and improve overall road safety. Besides actual safety, feeling safe is equally important. In other words, there is also a socio-technical perspective of self-driving vehicles that should...
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Barendse, Marc (author)
Traffic is a self-organising, regulated system, but there are several ambiguous situations where no rules apply. In such situations, communication is important in order to achieve a smooth traffic flow and a safe situation. However, in the majority of traffic conflicts, adequate coordination between road users is lacking. Communication is...
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Haak, Kasper (author)
In modern society cars are one of the most important means of transportation. Unfortunately, many people die in car accidents around the world. Research shows that the number of fatal casualties in car accidents has been increasing for the past decade and that the largest cause of these accidents is the human driver. For this reason, research on...
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Giammarino, Vittorio (author)
This thesis provides a theoretical framework for the arise of stop-and-go waves in platoons of Human-driven Vehicles (HVs) on a ring road topology. Possibilities and limitations for traffic control and suppression of such waves via a single Autonomous Vehicle (AV) are considered. Being HVs prone to show string instability, i.e. a type of...
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Stevens, Martijn (author)
Due to connectivity problems, the attractiveness of public transport is limited. Policymakers aim to increase the modal share of public transport to protect the accessibility, livability, safety, sustainability and efficiency in the cities of the future. Applying Autonomous Mobility on-Demand (AMoD) systems as a feeder service for public...
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Kossen, Rebecca (author)
Autonomous driving is a development that has gained a lot of attention lately, because it can lead to major improvements in the mobility sector. One example of a research project that aims to develop vehicles that are capable of reaching the highest level of autonomy in driving, is the WEpods project. The goal of this research is in line with...
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Hammer, Daan (author)
A transition to V2G is hampered by many barriers, such as battery degradation and high investment cost. A dramatic shift towards autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the future transport system drastically changes the conditions for a transition to V2G, potentially resulting in a more flexible V2G system that efficiently deals with bidirectional flows...
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Buso, Alice (author)
This Master’s graduation thesis is a project elaborated for the automotive manufacturer BMW AG. It explores the possibilities given by soft robotic technology to improve comfort while sitting in self-driving vehicles. The project focuses on a specific scenario: a seat that enhances the relaxation experience on the car for long distance travels....
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Oude Grotebevelsborg, Rik (author)
Successful implementation of fully autonomous vehicles is a much desired objective. Within the area of unmanned marine craft or unmanned surface vehicles (USV), the implementation of truly autonomous navigation is still a challenge. During times in which humans are still actively involved in the processof maritime navigation, regulations are...
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Stol, Pieter (author)
While touch Interfaces have greatly improved the user friendliness and functional possibilities of devices, haptic feedback has been lacking in user interface design. Good Haptic feedback not only gives confirmation of a key press, but also enriches the user interaction and improves the usability of interfaces.<br/>This absence of haptic...
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Overtoom, Irene (author)
New developments in the automotive world have the power to change mobility, but because of high uncertainties, municipalities are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. Nonetheless, autonomous, connected and shared vehicle technologies are in a far stage of development and it is only a matter of time before AVs and SAVs enter urban traffic. This...
master thesis 2018
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