TU/e Fellow

Carlo van de Weijer

We contribute to the improvement of the mobility system by making it safer, cleaner, and better

Group / Unit
Strategic Area Smart Mobility (SASM)
Department / Section
Strategic Areas

Research Profile

As head of the Strategic Area Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Carlo van de Weijer focuses on what moves people, in every sense of the world. In his opinion, the digitization of vehicles offer tremendous new opportunities to make cars safer, cleaner and more comfortable at significantly lower cost, based on self-organizing systems in which transport demand and supply will be much better aligned. He sees a future in which demand-driven mobility services will rapidly change public transport as we know it, as well as increased space and incentives for bikes and a continued important role for cars - albeit in a system that is much smarter organized than today. Over 230 TU/e researchers are involved in the Strategic Area Smart Mobility. The university is also closely involved in the public–private partnerships and closely cooperates with a large and growing number of industry and government partners, to tackle all existing challenges in the field of mobility. 

Academic Background

Carlo van de Weijer holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from TU/e and a PhD with honors from Graz University of Technology. He has built up broad experience in the automotive industry, which includes executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. In addition to his work at TU/e, and current position at TomTom, he advises ministries and industry around the world on the future of mobility. Carlo is a member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups. He is an international speaker on exponential technology and the future of high-tech, amongst others as faculty member of Silicon Valley based Singularity University and lecturer at GIBS Business school in Johannesburg. Carlo is board member of amongst others AutomotiveNL, Connekt/ITS Nederland and the EU ITS Advisory Board.

Ancillary Activities

  • Voorzitter raad van toezicht (sinds 2015), STRP Festival
  • Voorzitter RVC (sinds 2012), NXP Nederland BV
  • voorzitter, InnovatieCentrum OV BRAVO
  • Lid bestuur (al sinds 2002), AutomotiveNL
  • Lid Supervisory board, RAI Intertraffic
  • Bestuurslid en voorzitter Auditcommittee Connekt/ITS Nederland (als sinds 2007, maar dat kan niet worden ingevoerd), Connekt
  • Lid advisory board S&S, startupondersteuningsbedrijf rondom mobiliteit, Seat2Start
  • Lid 5 Novembergroep, adviesorgaan minister I&M over transitie verkeersmanagement, Ministerie I&M
  • Voorzitter (dingend 2017), Eindhoven StudentenStad
  • Global Expert ITS (momenteel 0-uren contract, af en toe ingevlogen voor strategische samenwerkingen), TomTom
  • Lid nationale kerngroep verkeersveiligheid, ANWB en anderen
  • Lid RVC (sinds 2014), Prodrive Technologies BV
  • Adviesraad automotive Master TU Eindhoven, TU/e - WTB
  • Lid en Nederlands afgevaardigde high level Advisory board (sinds 2011), EU ITS Action plan
  • Faculty member SingularityU California en SingularityU Nederland, SingularityU