|1949||Born at Rotterdam, the Netherlands|
|1973||M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology|
|1990||Ph.D., Delft University of Technology|
|1973-1974||Automatic Traffic Systems Laboratory, Delft University of Technology|
|1974-1987||Research Scientist TNO-Human Factors Research Institute HFRI|
|1987-1988||Dept. of Civil Eng. of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada|
|1988-1992||Senior Research Scientist TNO-HFRI|
|1992-1994||Head of the Traffic Behaviour Research Group TNO-HFRI|
|1994-1996||Marketing Manager TNO-HFRI|
|1996-2004||Head Dept. of Skilled Behaviour at TNO Human Factors|
|2004-2010||TNO Business Developer Traffic and Transport|
|2011-2012||Business Consultant Mobility + Senior Research Scientist Traffic Behaviour at TNO|
|As of 2013||Senior Consultant Human Factors in traffic TNO (10%), Senior consultant Road safety for all|
Road safety, human factors, road design, traffic management, road user behaviour, traffic conflicts, driver modelling
(Inter) national positions
Member of TRB Committees AND10 ‘Vehicle User Characteristics’, AND20 ‘User Information Systems’, and AND30 ‘Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance’ (1991 – 2012).
Co-chair TRB Joint Subcommittee AND10(2) on International Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems (2002 – 2012).
Member ISO TC22/SC13/WG8 TICS In-vehicle HMI (1995 – …) + Co-convenor Work Item Detection Response Tasks (2008 – 2014).
Member Advisory Board Anticipatory Research SWOV (2000 – 2010).
Several CROW Working groups on Road design guidelines (2007-2012).
Honorary Member of the ICTCT (International Cooperation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic Safety), former Steering Committee member (1994-2004).
Research and work areas
Richard van der Horst has a research background is in studies on human decision-making processes in traffic in relationship with road environment and other road users (gap-acceptance, signalised intersections, railway level crossings, traffic conflicts). He developed a video-based analysis method enabling an objective quantification of road user behaviour in normal and critical encounters, including traffic conflicts (international ICTCT calibration studies in Malmö and Trautenfels). He is one of the developers of the DOCTOR conflict observation technique that is being applied in several international projects (PROLOGUE, InDeV, IAAV). Driver modelling and development of tools and techniques for evaluating ITS applications have his special interest. For his work on human factors in road traffic with a main focus on evaluation and assessment of road design, traffic management and in-vehicle driver support systems in terms of road safety and road user behavior, he received the A.R. Lauer Safety Award of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 2010. He is (co) author of over 350 publications and technical reports.
Selected list of publications by Richard van der Horst (attached).