Sjoerd van der Zwaan

Towards permanent deployments of shared autonomous vehicles

2getthere markets people mover systems based on fleets of self driving vehicles. The company deployed world’s first permanent level 4 automated system already in 2006 (Parkshuttle Rotterdam) where it continues to transport 2000 persons per day. Capitalizing on that experience, the company also realized the Masdar PRT system in 2010, a truly on demand system providing last mile transit based on robotic shared vehicles deployed in a network topology, implementing on demand ” taxi” like transit for the last mile. Currently, the company is testing its latest 3rd generation robotic shuttle bus dedicated to a new reference project in the middle east and the renewal of the Parkshuttle in Rotterdam. The latter will be transformed in the world’s first autonomous system operating on public roads without a safety driver or steward on board. During this presentation you will be introduced to the technology, guided through the company’s reference projects and markets, and get updated about the company’s DNA and ambition for the (near) future.

As the Chief Technology Officer at 2getthere, Sjoerd van der Zwaan is responsible for the technology roadmap within the company. Sjoerd has a background in Robotics and Computer Vision and has a solid experience in the industry having managed engineering and software development teams within that field. Within 2getthere, Sjoerd works on solutions for smart mobility of the future, based on shared autonomous vehicles, focusing on the development of new technology, which goes hand in hand with safety, system reliability and service levels.

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