SmartwayZ.NL is an innovative mobility programme

Which focuses on realising the smoothest, safest, smartest and most robust mobility network possible in the Netherlands. For today's trip and tomorrow's world.

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Dutch pitch voor ITS Euopream Congress 2019

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Dutch pitch voor ITS Euopream Congress 2019

Tuesday, September 12th, Eindhoven and Helmond presented the final bid for the ITS European Congress 2019 in front of the ERTICO – ITS Europe selection committee. See the video for a preview of the highlights of the bid.

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MobilitymoveZ.NL receives 44 registrations from interested market parties

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MobilitymoveZ.NL receives 44 registrations from interested market parties

The Dutch testing environment, MobilitymoveZ.NL, posted a request for registering interest on TenderNet and TED, platforms for (European) tenders, on 11 July 2017. MobilitymoveZ.NL’s ambition is – in cooperation with national and international market parties – to facilitate the testing of new, innovative mobility solutions. These must be ready to implement at a large scale within four years. This includes for example ‘level 4 autonomous driving’ in urban regions or on-demand services and electric vehicles. Since its posting, 44 parties have indicated their interest.

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Start of big (inter)national smart mobility testing area

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Start of big (inter)national smart mobility testing area

Autonomous cars, trucks that communicate with one another via WiFi and drive in platoons and traffic lights that communicate with approaching traffic. These are only a few concrete examples of technological developments that make traffic smoother, safer and more sustainable and that are succeeding one another with ever-increasing rapidity. On Monday, a new testing area was presented that will enable these innovations by facilitating the practical application of the various services and techniques: ‘MobilitymoveZ.NL, Urban Mobility Testing Area’. This is an initiative jointly set up by the province of North Brabant, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management and the municipalities of Eindhoven, Helmond and Tilburg.

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Brainport possible venue for European ITS congress in 2019

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Brainport possible venue for European ITS congress in 2019

By presenting its bid book to ERTICO during the opening of the Automotive Week 2017 in Helmond, the Netherlands has joined the competition for the organisation of the prestigious European Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in 2019. With broad support from other cities, regions and the Dutch ITS industry, the Brainport region is the Dutch candidate to host the more than 2,000 participants. The municipalities of Helmond and Eindhoven, Brainport Development, the province of North Brabant, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and Connekt are making a concerted effort in this partnership, under the motto: fulfilling ITS promises!

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'Design thinking, design doing'

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'Design thinking, design doing'

Some of the SmartwayZ.NL sub-projects use ‘social design thinking’. But what is it? What is it used for? And, most important, what benefits does it yield? Julie Hornix of design agency VanBerlo explains how it works.

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SimSmartMobility: unique simulation platform

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SimSmartMobility: unique simulation platform

SimSmartMobility is a simulation platform developed by Connecting Mobility, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). It connects data, systems and traffic models in order to simulate smart mobility solutions - extremely rapidly. Both TNO and Connecting Mobility are involved in the SmartwayZ.NL programme but SimSmartMobility was developed separately from SmartwayZ.NL.

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Why SmartwayZ.NL? [VIDEO]

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Why SmartwayZ.NL? [VIDEO]

SmartwayZ.NL promotes smart and scaleable solutions for mobility in the south of the Netherlands. But who are we doing this for? And why? We recorded this message in a film about SmartwayZ.NL with a central role for the user.

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Interview: chairman of the programme council

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Interview: chairman of the programme council

SmartwayZ.NL has a programme council. What is the purpose of this council? Who are the members? And what do they take decisions about? We spoke to Christophe van der Maat, chairman of the programme council.

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Featured projects

A2 Weert - Eindhoven

Every working day, there are traffic jams between Weert and Eindhoven on the A2 and they are particularly bad in the direction of Eindhoven during the morning rush hour. Besides the daily users, of course, the municipalities and provinces located in the south of the Netherlands also suffer the negative consequences of tailbacks. Moreover, motorists have a tendency to take short cuts, which is not good for the liveability or traffic safety of the villages concerned.

N279 Veghel - Asten

A future proof N279 Veghel-Asten is essential for the economic power of south-east Brabant. The road is also important for maintaining the accessibility and liveability of the region. The province of North-Brabant, the municipalities of Meijerijstad, Helmond, Laarbeek, Gemert-Bakel, Asten en Deurne, Waterschap Aa en Maas and the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management are working together to make the N279 safer, smarter and a smoother ride.

A67 Leenderheide - Zaarderheiken

The A67 is important for the accessibility of the south of the Netherlands and for goods transport. There are often problems with the flow of traffic on this busy road, particularly during the rush hour. Around 25 to 40 percent of the vehicles on it are lorries. Accidents, which lead to long delays, occur regularly and this is why we need to look at how the flow of traffic on the A67 can be improved.

Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility sees the traveller as the key player in a network of smart mobility systems: a consumer of smart technologies and services which provide optimum accessibility. Our ambition is to realise the smartest road network in Europe, a network which penetrates to the very centres of the cities in the south of the Netherlands. Smart Mobility is an independent project but it is reflected in the other seven sub-projects.