Full Professor

Peter Zegelaar

My goal is to get the best performance of automotive sensors and actuators, with innovative software solutions, clever integration strategies, and intelligent component design.

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Department / Section
Mechanical Engineering
Building
Gemini zuid
Floor / room
-01.145

Research Profile

Peter Zegelaar is part-time professor of Smart Vehicle Technology with the research group Dynamics and Control at the department of Mechanical Engineering. His chair focuses on fundamental and applied research of advanced driver assistance systems.  His is working on Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) using radar sensors; traffic density estimation using radar sensors; trajectory planning during parking; evading collisions by steering and braking; using brakes to steer the vehicle if the steering system has a failure; and cooperative driving with the focus on coordinated lane changes and merge events. 

Academic Background

Peter Zegelaar studied mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands), where he obtained his MSc in 1991. He continued at TU Delft with an appointment as trainee research assistant (AIO) at the Vehicle Research Laboratory. In 1998, he obtained his PhD with his thesis 'The dynamic response of tyres to brake torque variations and road unevennesses'. He then moved to Germany to become a research engineer with Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) in software and system development for ESC (electronic stability control) and ABS (anti-lock braking system). In 2003, Peter Zegelaar started working in the Vehicle Dynamics department at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Europe (Aachen, Germany), where he now is Technical Expert Brake Controls. In 2015, he was appointed part-time professor of Smart Vehicle Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with the research group Dynamics and Control, department of Mechanical Engineering. 

Educational Activities

  • Preparation phase graduation project
  • Vehicle control
  • Bachelor final project DSD - Dynamics and Control

Ancillary Activities

  • Technical Expert, Ford Werke GmbH