V. (Vishal) Onkhar

V. (Vishal) Onkhar



How should automated vehicles communicate with other road users? (NWO VIDI) (2020–2024)


Vishal Onkhar (1996) is a PhD candidate working in the Cognitive Robotics department of TU Delft under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ir. Joost de Winter and Prof. Dr. Dimitra Dodou. Vishal’s work focuses on the communication between automated vehicles and vulnerable road users, and is funded by the NWO’s VIDI grant. His research interests include driver-pedestrian eye contact, eye tracking, external human-machine interfaces, and driving simulator studies. 
Vishal obtained his MSc in Vehicle Engineering from TU Delft in 2020, specializing in automotive human factors. He also completed a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India in 2017. 
Vishal is a columnist for ‘Delta’ and a writer for ‘Student Stories’, both of which are journalistic platforms of TU Delft. Additionally, Vishal is a member of the 3mE faculty's PhD council. He is also a FIDE rated chess player and a polyglot who speaks 7 languages. In his spare time, he likes to visit museums, watch foreign language films, write fiction and play video games. 
More information about Vishal’s articles can be found here:  Delta  Student Stories  Blog

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Human factors, eye contact, eye tracking, automated driving, external human-machine interfaces

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MSc Mechanical Engineering (TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands), B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Anna University, Chennai, India)

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