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In 2050, a lot will have changed in terms of mobility. Will we all be working remotely? And how do we even get to the office? Via self-driving cars or electrical bicycles?
Will we be using video calling like we do now? And how do we make sure our loved ones who are not that tech savvy don’t get lonely? What kind of transport will be used for bringing all our (online) orders and products to our homes in the most sustainable way?
These are questions and answers that TNO is constantly working on. Would you like to know more about our work and get to know our organisation? Join our in-house webinar 'Get to Know TNO' on Friday 5 February, dedicated to Mobility and Air Quality.Reserve your spot today and discover what TNO as an employer has to offer you! The webinar will be held in English but this info is also available in Dutch.
On 5 February, we will talk about several studies we are doing in the field of disruptive mobility concepts and take you on an online tour to give you an impression of our facilities.
In addition, you can ask the recruiters and trainees all kinds of questions about the organisation, the working atmosphere, our development programmes, etc. Start by taking a look at the personal stories of TNO employees or rewatch the previous 'Get to Know TNO' webinar on Energy Transition and Sustainability.
This 'Get to Know TNO' webinar will last from 2-4 PM and afterwards you will know whether TNO could be an interesting employer in the near or far future.
by Peter Werkhoven, Chief Scientific Officer TNO
By Daniëlle van Dinther, scientist integrator.
Ships emit different gasses into the atmosphere (among others nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxides). Maritime shipping alone already accounts for 28% of the total emissions of nitrogen oxides in 2017 in the Netherlands (CBS, Emissieregistratie). Given the heated nitrogen deposition debate in the Netherlands this is a substantial amount.
In this presentation we will look at different measurements of ship emissions collected over several years. Do we see the influence of legislation on Sulphur content in fuel in the measurements?
by Sri Ganesan, consultant and portfolio lead disruptive mobility concepts.
More and more new innovations in mobility are under development, such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Connected and Automated Vehicles, Hyperloop, etc,. And on the other hand, mobility contributes to a large share to the societal issues like emissions. By understanding the impacts of new mobility concepts we can answer questions like: does a new innovation solve congestion? How to regulate new mobility innovations for optimum societal result? What policies and governance structure is needed for new mobility innovations to operate in the existing mobility system?
By Lucia D’Acunto, senior researcher on networking aspects for social XR
It’s the year 2025 and, instead of travelling to a business meeting or conference or to see distant relatives and friends located on the other side of the globe, you wear some glasses – or perhaps some lenses – and you are able to see and interact with them as if they were there in the same room with you, without any network glitches. TNO works on enabling the future of remote, travel-less communication, characterized by a more natural and immersive interaction than what’s possible with today’s videoconferencing systems.
This way of communicating, which we call “social eXtended Reality (XR)” requires addressing several technological challenges such as (i) the real-time video capture of high quality 3D user representations, (ii) the low latency transmission of these 3D user representations over the network, and (iii) the synchronization of the various users’ representations at the receiver’s end, for each user; all done continuously in time for as long as the social XR session is active. Enabling this requires a combination of image/video processing, data compression and network management.
In this talk Lucia will provide an helicopter view on TNO’s activities and technological developments in this exciting and challenging “new way of travelling”.
By Paul Verschoor (corporate recruiter), Shari Finner and Daniëlle van Dinther
This last part of the webinar is meant for answering viewer questions. For instance; What is it like to work at TNO? How does Shari experience the trainee programme and why did Daniëlle choose a different entry path? What has triggered her as a PhD student? And what it is that Paul is looking for in future TNO colleagues?
Reserve your spot and discover what TNO has to offer you as an employer.