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Pieter van Gelder in het RTL Nieuws: NVWA in de fout rond fatale val kleuter
De dood van de 4-jarige kleuter Maurycy in 2016 had voorkomen kunnen worden als de Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit beter toezicht had gehouden op de speelhal waar hij ten val kwam. Dat stellen veiligheidsexperts waaronder Pieter van Gelder in reactie op een reconstructie van de fatale val door de onderzoeksredactie van RTL Nieuws.
Peter Ho op BNR Nieuwsradio over Amerikaanse importheffingen op Chinese producten
De Amerikaanse importheffingen zijn ingegaan op Chinese producten. Goederen ter waarde van 34 miljard dollar worden getroffen door de eerste salvo's in de door Trump ontketende handelsoorlog tussen de twee grootste economieën van de wereld.
Peter Ho op BNR Nieuwsradio over beursgang Chinese smartphone-producent
De handelsoorlog met de Amerika, onduidelijkheid over de aard van het bedrijf en tegenvallende resultaten in 2017: het zijn allemaal redenen dat de Chinese smartphone-producent Xiaomi een tegenvallende beursgang beleefde in Hong Kong.
How games can solve problems in the transport sector
The idea of gaming may make you think of young people spending all day playing on their tablets. However, TU Delft researchers are also involved in gaming, but in this case for science purposes. The TU Delft GameLab works with business and industry on the development of both analogue and digital serious games in order to make complex issues manageable and find solutions for processes in which numerous players with different interests collaborate.
Bridging the gap between new technology and safety & responsibility of self-driving cars
Self-driving cars are no longer science-fiction. Although many benefits are expected of automated driving systems (ADS), such as reducing congestion and less crashes, ethical concerns also arise.
Improving the efficiency of Customs inspections in the logistics supply chain
In the years ahead, Customs at Schiphol airport and the Port of Rotterdam are set to have a lot of work on their hands. In the next five years, the huge growth in e-commerce and the imminent Brexit will lead to an increase from 160 million to 500 million in the number of Customs declarations passing through these major logistics hubs of Europe. This massive increase calls for smart ways of working in order to guarantee efficient risk analysis and cut costs in processing Customs import declarations.
Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future
This research initiative aims at strengthening complexity science for a better understanding of socio-technical-environmental systems and to prepare for the challenges of today’s globalized and hyper-connected world. The program is committed to the idea that we need to respond to the novel, data-driven construction of the social world with an operational framework that enables sustainable new modes of social, moral, legal and political thinking.
Innovative modelling to offer rapid insight into complex issues
Modern-day themes such as migration and climate change are interlinked and extremely complex, making it difficult to foresee the consequences of policy decisions. In this regard, models and simulations can help. Erik Pruyt, Associate Professor of System Dynamics and Policy Analysis, uses his models to compute various scenarios, which can offer assistance when reaching policy decisions in uncertain situations.