Cars are taking over more and more tasks from drivers. Think of parking or driving on the highway. So, technically a lot is already possible when it comes to autonomous driving. But how realistic is it that in the future a car will take over all tasks from humans? Is it possible for a smart car to process the same amount of impulses as a human driver while driving through a busy city? Can an automated system make the same well-considered choices as humans?

Host Rudy van Beurden explores the challenges of autonomous driving with three smart thinkers: Maarten Steinbuch (Scientific Director Eindhoven Engine), Olaf op den Camp (Senior Consultant TNO) and Gijs Dubbelman (Head of Mobile Perception Systems lab at TU/e & CTO AI in Motion (AIIM).

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In Building the Future, various experts discuss how they see the future. They will talk about the latest innovations, explore the social debate and try to create a picture of the future. Because no matter what we think, fact is that the world is changing. Therefore collaboration is essential for innovation.

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