SmartwayZ.NL is an innovative mobility programme

Working on the smoothest, safest, smartest and most robust mobility network possible in the Netherlands. Together with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat, the provinces Noord-Brabant and Limburg, various municipalities, companies and knowledge institutions. Working together on smart solutions. For today's trip and tomorrow’s world.

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Mobility Lab is looking for startups!

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Mobility Lab is looking for startups!

Is your start-up ready to test its prototype in a real-world situation, with real users and a potential customer? Does your solution contribute to smarter, more sustainable or more inclusive mobility? Then make sure to apply for Mobility Lab 2020 before 28 February.

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Test day at the Automotive Campus Helmond with driving assistant

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Test day at the Automotive Campus Helmond with driving assistant

HELMOND – SmartwayZ.NL teamed up with a dozen public and private parties, including the car manufacturer Ford, at the Automotive Campus in Helmond. The test was used to determine if, and how 'GLOSA' (green- and red-light in-car information services) can be used for driver assistance and comfort services. GLOSA could inform the driver well, in advance on approaching red lights. It could even advice driving speeds for smoothly passing through the green light. GLOSA could help road authorities to better manage the traffic, reduce emissions, increase safety and comfort.

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MobilitymoveZ.NL concludes letters of intent with six market parties

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MobilitymoveZ.NL concludes letters of intent with six market parties

AMSTERDAM – During the first day of the Intertraffic trade fair in the RAI Amsterdam on 20 March, Christophe van der Maat, the representative for Mobility and Cooperation in North Brabant, announced under the audience’s watchful eye that six market parties have concluded letters of intent with MobilitymoveZ.NL. The parties have each submitted an innovative mobility proposal. These letters of intent specify how they will spend a period of three months consulting with the authorities in order to further detail and develop their test proposals.

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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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Dutch pitch for ITS European Congress 2019

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Dutch pitch for ITS European 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. Watch the video below for a preview of the highlights of the bid.

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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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Featured projects

N279 Veghel - Asten

The present N279, the main route between Veghel and Asten, needs to be reconstructed to make it quicker, smarter and safer. This means adding fly-overs to avoid junctions, a bypass near Helmond, and the application of smart technology such as smart mobility.

Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility is an independent sub-project, but also comes back in the other seven sub-projects. 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.

InnovA58

The A58 between Breda and Eindhoven holds the number 1 spot on the traffic jam hit list kept by EVO (the association of freight carriers), TLN (Transport & Logistics Nederland) and TNO (the Dutch Institute for Applied Research). The aim of InnovA58 is to ensure that the solutions chosen to improve traffic flows and reduce holdups on the A58 are future-proof. We are doing this by widening the road to 2 x 3 lanes and applying traffic management innovations as part of the Smart Corridor.

A2 Weert - Eindhoven

There are traffic jams on the A2 between Weert and Eindhoven every working day. This inconvenience is not restricted to users of this road, because the surrounding municipalities also suffer. The traffic jams have an impact on the accessibility of the entire south-east corner of the Netherlands, and road users are quick to find short cuts that in turn impact on the liveability and road safety of surrounding towns and villages. So we need to find a structural solution to the traffic jams on this section of the A2.