Kris Vanherle

Kris Vanherle (1980) is an engineer working as transport policy researcher at Transport & Mobility Leuven. Together with TML-colleagues, he started the Telraam project to collect and publish open traffic counting data with citizens, now incorporated as a spin-off company he co-founded. Kris is interested in technology in general and specifically how technology can be designed into applications that empower citizens.

Telraam is network connected device enabling private citizens to generate traffic counting data using a low-cost sensor. During this talk, Kris will zoom in on how the product came to be, with a specific focus on which approach was taken regarding privacy during the development process. We’ll also be unveiling the updated Telraam hardware, which is the ideal moment to look back and think ahead on related issues during this keynote.