Accidents with self-driving cars are considered more serious
Self-driving cars will have to be ultra safe before they can become socially acceptable. A fatal accident caused by a technical fault in a self-driving car is considered at least 4.5 times worse than a fatal accident due to human error. These are among the findings from research carried out by Bart Overakker, who graduates from the Faculty of TPM at TU Delft on Thursday 12 October.
CIVIS ‘YouPower’ nominated for Innovation Radar Prize: vote now!
The European Commission has selected the CIVIS project to compete for the Innovation Radar Prize 2017. Nine other innovations have been selected for the ‘Tech for Society’ category. The winner will be awarded in Budapest during the ICT Proposers Day event on 9-10 November 2017. The poll is now open for public votes. Vote now for YouPower!
Defensity College beloont TBM studenten met luchtballonvaart
Na hard werken is het oogsten, zo blijkt vandaag aan de faculteit TBM van TU Delft. Drie maanden analyseerden tweehonderd 1e jaar studenten twee real live cases van Defensie voor het vak Systeemmodellering 2. Kolonel Niels ten Anscher en Luitenant kolonel Arjen Wassink van het ministerie van Defensie reikten gisteren de 1e prijzen uit aan de 2 winnende studenten teams: twee luchtballonvaarten, beschikbaar gesteld door Defensity College.
Communication as a bridge between the threat of terrorism and the perception of risk
We are shaken almost weekly by reports of the threat of terrorism. But just how real is this threat, and how is it experienced by the general public? It is not unlikely that there is a gap between the threat of terrorism and people's perception of the risk. A new research project by Doctor Gerdien de Vries of TU Delft, in which researchers from Leiden, Rotterdam and Delft are pooling their expertise, is intended to show whether this is indeed the case and how communication strategies can bridge this gap.
The role of vegetated foreshores in coastal protection
Extreme weather is causing increasingly wide-spread flooding in coastal areas, as the events in the Southern United States have shown. In research project BE SAFE, the University of Twente, TU Delft and marine research institute NIOZ are working on combining more natural ways of coastal protection with conventional dikes.
Is cyber-insurance the answer in fighting cyber-attacks?
Ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya can greatly disrupt organisations and costs society billions of dollars. New cybersecurity risks emerge every day in our digitalised world. However, cybersecurity is often not up-to-date in organisations.
How to remain in control of Autonomous Weapons
Ilse Verdiesen, Master student Information Architecture at TU Delft and major at the Royal Netherlands Army has won an essay contest at MIT with her article ‘How do we ensure that we remain in control of our Autonomous Weapons?'.
TU Delft no 1 in Shanghai Transportation Ranking
Recently the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 was published. This year 52 academic subjects were included in the ranking. In the ranking for the subject ‘Transportation Science & Technology’ TU Delft was ranked 1st , a nice acknowledgement of our research in this field.
Fighting cybercrime by thinking like an attacker
Best Professor Award 2017 for Paulien Herder
Prof. Paulien Herder will be awarded this year’s Best Professor Award of the Delft University Fund. The Best Professor Award is assigned yearly to a professor of TU Delft who excels in research and education, and inspires students as well as PhD candidates.