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Kris De Meester

Graduated as electro-mechanical engineer at the university of Leuven, Kris started working in the automotive sector in 1993. He started as a Technical Consultancy Engineer in high-tech projects on NVH. Throughout his career, he acquired experience in Engineering Management and Technical Sales, promoted to Business Unit Manager and Managing Director within different industrial companies, and acquired worldwide experience in Europe, USA and Asia. Strongly convinced of the innovative power of the XenomatiX technology and the inevitable breakthrough of it, he joined this fast-growing high-tech company at the Research Park in Leuven, Belgium, as VP Sales & Business Development in 2016.


Automotive LiDAR to boost the BIM and digital twin trend

BIM and digital twin are buzz-words in the development and maintenance of public assets, automotive manufacturers invest often in smart city applications and see a merge between autonomous vehicles and public assets maintenance. This paper describes the evolution from digitization for purely automotive development to digitization that support that merge. (Autonomous) vehicles evolve to data source for which use cases extend the pure automotive market. - Automotive use cases for digitizing roads - automotive as data provider for road authorities - drastic change in the landscape of future road surveying