Gelderland gets this fall test with self-propelled vehicles




Executive of the province of Gelderland on Tuesday gave the green light for a trial with two self-propelled vehicles on public roads. The experiment will end this year between Ede-Wageningen station and the campus of Wageningen University.

Test Gelderland Gelderland made ​​the experiment known until last week the Cabinet agreed with a proposal to allow large-scale tests of self-propelled vehicles on Dutch roads. The law had to be changed because first. In addition to the pilot in between Ede-Wageningen University and Wageningen there are more plans submitted for self-propelled cars, including one for the Port of Rotterdam.

Multiple parties working to bring the Gelderland test. It is the TU Delft, Wageningen University, TNO and innovation Connekt. Tions that set examined the possibilities for the pilot and will during the test different techniques development, integration and testing for safety. So they use GPS to control, while 3D image and a radar system should provide visibility in bad weather.

Gelderland wants to pilot his own words at the forefront when it comes to the development and use of autonomous vehicles. The province says it wants to encourage the development of flexible forms of transport, so that cities and rural areas in the future remain accessible. “Self-propelled cars are the transport of the future. Less congestion, fewer accidents and better for the environment. Gelderland wants to bring the future closer and show that cars without steering wheel can drive safely on the road,” said deputy Conny Bieze.

Incidentally, it is not quite certain that the test will be conducted. Provincial must namely at first agrees to the plan. They do which is expected in February. Second there will be a preparatory phase of eight months, after December the first self-propelled cars between the station and the university campus drive. That trial will last six months. Travelers can then reserve a ride with a separate app, which still comes under the province of Gelderland.

If it is up to the government, followed by more tests in Gelderland. Namely the Council of Ministers wants the Netherlands a ‘testing ground’ is for autonomous vehicles. According to the government, our country has a good infrastructure to play a leading role in the field of autonomous vehicles.


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