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Consortium Partners

Alex Kröller, Andreas Koks, Anna Beerekamp, Annet van Veenendaal, Antoine de Kort, Anton Wijbenga, Art Feitsma, Arthur Rietkerk, Arwin Gajadien, Bahar Namaki Araghi, Bard de Vries, Bart Coppelmans, Benjamin Krebs, Carolien Mazal, Chris de Veer, Christian Bjorn, Coen Bresser, Daan Arnoldussen, Dennis Bjorn-Pedersen, Diane Kavutse, Don T’Orejácas, Edwin Mein, Esther de Graaf, Falk Hüffner, Felix Rempe, Florence Bloemkolk, Fred Zijderhand, Gerben Kiffen, Giovanni Huisken, Gordon Isaac, Guido op ’t Hof, Hans Kramer, Harry van Ooststroom, Henk Jan Kwakernaat, Henk van den Brink, Irina Koller-Matschke, Isaak Yperman, Jaap Vreeswijk, Jan Maarten van den Berg, Jan Romijnders, Jasper Caerteling, Jens De Valck, Joost Vandenbossche, Jop Spoelstra, Jos van Vlerken, Kasper Gyselinck, Koen van Sleeuwen, Lisa De Winter, Lukasz Kosma, Lutz Rittershaus, Luuk Verheul, Maarten Amelink, Mads Gaml, Marc Rood, Marc van Toor, Margriet van Hal, Mark Grefhorst, Marlous Hovestad, Martijn Harmenzon, Martin van Ekelenburg, Matthias Mann, Merel Rozier, Michael Schlegel, Mieke van Grimberge, Monika Pepikj, Nick Cohn, Nuno Rodrigues, Olaf Vroom, Oliver Kannenberg, Patrick Deknudt, Patrick Hofman, Paul de Vries, Paul van Koningsbruggen, Peter Bruyninckx, Peter Lubrich, Peter van Domselaar, Pieter Schurer, Pieter van der Veen, Regis Stievenard, Richard van den Bosch, Robert de Munter, Robin Tenhagen, Ronald Adams, Ruud van den Dries, Serge van Dam, Simon Knepper, Steven Boerma, Tiffany Vlemmings, Tijs van Bakel, Tony Kyriakidis, Ulrich Fastenrath, Ulrich Haspel, Vijay Gayadien, Vincent Lau, Willem Rozendal, Wim Broeders and Zahra Parvaneh

In memoriam: Fred Zijderhand

On 28 June 2018 Fred Zijderhand passed away. As the originator and initiator of the SOCRATES2.0 project, we remember his passion for innovation combined with outstanding technical knowledge.

Back in the early nineties, Fred was already closely involved in the preceding projects PROMETHEUS, DRIVE and SOCRATES, containing early perspectives on traffic information and navigation systems, enabled by the introduction of 2G and 3G telecommunication. In those days, he used to say, it felt like a real playground for grown-ups. Driving around in Volvo 240 series, fully packed with heavy hardware sets, testing roadside to vehicle communication, demonstrating the feasibility of dynamic route navigation. Today it is hard to imagine that not long ago route guidance was something you got from a physical map.

Fred was a wiz at inventing and building a bridge while crossing it. We knew Fred for his enthusiasm, ambition and original thinking, but he was also a friendly mentor, a helping hand to whoever needed it and an all-around great guy.

We are sad he cannot witness the finalisation of this project that brought his career full circle, but the least we can do is thank Fred for laying the profound foundation of SOCRATES2.0.

You are missed Fred.