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Prof. dr. Nicole van Nes

Prof. dr. Nicole van Nes is research manager of the department ‘Human Factors in Vehicle Automation’; she is leading the research on safety in the transition to the autonomous vehicle. This research investigates how road users deal with the new technology that their own and other vehicles are increasingly equipped.

Nicole is coordinator of the European MEDIATOR project, which focuses on optimal collaboration between a human driver and vehicle automation. Nicole also has ample experience in Naturalistic Driving research. She was coordinator of the large-scale European Naturalistic Driving study UDRIVE and is actively involved in the ongoing research on the UDRIVE data.

Nicole hold a professorship of one day/week in 'Human Centered Design for Smart Mobility' at the faculty Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. Nicole is board member of Humanist, the European network for experts in Human Factors in Transport. In 2016, Nicole spent 3 months as a guest researcher at Australian Road Research Board (ARRB, Sydney, Australia) and in 2008 and 2009 at Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Melbourne, Australia. Nicole graduated at Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology and obtained her PhD in Social Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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