Professor at the University of Porto Her field of research is in wireless systems and pervasive computing with a focus on Future Cities Mobile Sensing, data acquisition in mobile ad hoc networks and the shaping of pedestrians
Founder and Director at the Steinbeis Institute for Digital Innovation. More than 20 years of management in telecommunications, IT and business consulting with a focus on innovation management, market development, reorganization of sales organizations and management of eco-systems.
Driving is due to undergo radical change. In the coming years, autonomous vehicles will become a reality. The detection of pedestrians and cyclists for accident prevention purposes is a crucial issue to be resolved. Data protection and anonymity are fundamental challenges when it comes to making pedestrians, in particular children, “digitally visible”.
The solution devised by “Moving Positions” uses smartphones of pedestrians and cyclists as digital sensors. “Moving Positions” provides the “Anonymous Digital Position” (ADP) of pedestrians and cyclists to automobile manufacturers by using GPS coordinates and intelligent mobile devices. The “Moving Positions“ ADP system is a cost-effective equipment to complement the driver assistance systems based on optical sensors, providing a back-up in the event of weather-related failures and eluding the complex challenges involved in the evaluation of sensor data to identify road users.