Internship | Modelling human behavior in signalized intersection approaches
Education typeuniversity (wo)
TypeInternship and graduation project
Hours a weekFulltime – 40
At TNO, we develop software for Automated Vehicles (AVs). It’s important that the AV’s behavior is accepted by its passengers and other road users. You will model the human driver while approaching intersections, which will serve as a baseline for further research. Are you interested in how humans approach signalized intersection and thereby improve the behavior of our AV? Please read further! Vehicle-to-vehicle and infrastructure-to-vehicle communication, commonly referred to as V2X, promise new applications for improved traffic safety and efficiency. An example of such a system is a Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system, which sends information about the current and upcoming traffic light status to the vehicle. Also other information, like a crossing pedestrian or an incoming emergency vehicle could be sent. This information could be used by an automated vehicle (AV) to decide whether braking or continue cruising is the best option while approaching the signalized intersection. To introduce these new features, it’s important that the AV’s behavior is accepted by its passengers and other road users. The vehicle’s decision making and deceleration profile and are key components for providing natural behavior. We want to know how human drivers approach signalized intersections and would like to have a model of the human driver for these scenarios.
What will be your role?
The assignment includes:
- Literature review of the state-of-the-art human behavior modelling in signalized intersection approaches, including stop or go decision making for different scenarios.
- Developing an improved human driver model for these scenarios based on the literature findings, what has already been done in the previous project and discussions with experts in the department and at your university.
- Comparison of the model to an already existing framework and/or dataset.
- Report and final presentation.
How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.
What we expect from you
What you’ll get in return
TNO as an employer
The selection process
After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.
Contact: Marijke Weperen, van
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