Efstratios Gavves, IvI, receives NWO LIFT Grant

Efstratios Gavves, assistant professor of Computer Vision and Deep Learning at the Informatics Institute (IvI), has received a grant for the software development for autonomous cars. BMW is the other partner of this public-private partnership. €240,000 has been awarded and the project will start on 1 March 2020.

The future of the car industry lies in entirely autonomous, self-driving cars. These require an advanced autonomous navigation system that heavily depends on artificial intelligence algorithms and is fed by the power of Big Data. A completely autonomous car will only be used in practice if the automatic navigation algorithms are safe, comfortable and make socially aware driving possible. This project will develop such automatic navigation algorithms for the next generation of BMW autonomous vehicles.

LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) for the Top Sectors Chemistry, Energy and ICT. LIFT is intended for public-private partnerships between at least one company and at least one knowledge institution, which jointly tackle the knowledge and/or innovation question of the participating industry. The private contribution to LIFT is 25% in cash. In this round, eight project proposals were awarded funding.

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