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Stefan de Vries

Stefan de Vries is a socially skilled and entrepreneurial project manager (PMP certified), who thrives on responsibilities, challenges and variety. He enjoys realizing innovative ideas in a creative and non-conformist manner, improving certain aspects of everyday life. De Vries plays a key role in worldwide development initiatives on connected and automated driving, including the definition of business strategies and the establishment of new facilities and services, based on a profound and holistic understanding of automated vehicle technologies and research.


SUNRISE: the afety assurance framework for connected and automated mobility systems

Safety assurance of cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) systems is a crucial factor for their successful adoption and deployment in society. But the wide variety of individual initiatives in this field tends to silo solutions and hamper the large-scale and safe introduction of CCAM systems in our society. It is for these reasons that the SUNRISE project has been initiated. Halfway through this project, a draft version of the safety assurance framework has recently been completed, on which international vehicle safety bodies and individual CCAM experts are now invited to provide their feedback.

The audience will learn:

  • SUNRISE: the European recipe for safety assurance of highly automated vehicles, and its main ingredients
  • How the SUNRISE project aims to realize a one-stop shop for holistic safety assurance of highly automated vehicles
  • Why a wide variety of international vehicles safety bodies are interested in the safety assurance framework that SUNRISE proposes