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About us

We teach rail vehicles to drive autonomously 

Our mission is to make railway operations in complex urban and industrial environments safer, more efficient, and more reliable by bringing driver assistance and autonomous systems to rail. 

At OTIV we are convinced that railway vehicles are the fastest and most scalable use case for autonomous technology. We bring this vision to life by focusing on the most challenging use cases in cities, shunting yards and industrial sites. 

Meet the Team

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Sam De Smet

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Co-founder

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Niels Van Damme

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Co-founder

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Rein Petré

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Machine Learning Engineer

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Pierrick Servais

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Business Developer - Western EU

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Sean Nachtrab

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Software/ ML Engineer

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Machine Learning Engineer

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Pieter Moors

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Machine Learning Engineer

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Guillaume Hendrickx

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Business Developer - UK, Nordics & US

Marie Yahiaoui

Our belief

75% of freight transport is carried out by the trucking industry, accounting for 10% of overall CO2 emissions in Europe. Transport is projected to grow by 30% in 2030 without substantial expansion of our already congested road infrastructure. The supply chain is no longer sustainable.

We need a modal shift! 

At OTIV, we strongly believe rail is the solution: 9x less CO2, 8x less air pollution, 6x less energy use, less deaths. 

Our Advisory Board

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Floris Nilting

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Head of Innovation Program - NS

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Yves Carels

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Commercial Director- Alstom

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Joost Vanhecke

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CFO - Teamleader

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Guy Lucq

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CIO/CISO EMEA - Deloitte

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Boris Bogaert

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Investor - Pitchdrive

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Want to disrupt the rail industry with an exciting team? 

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