Netherlands state scale testing self-propelled vehicles to




Netherlands is a ‘testing ground’ for autonomous vehicles as it sits on the Council of Ministers. The Ministers agreed Friday to a proposal to allow large-scale testing of the vehicles on the Dutch roads.

The Cabinet approved a proposal by Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment to tweak the rules that self-propelled cars and trucks allowed on the Dutch road. The National Road can soon companies and organizations grant exemptions to keep testing such vehicles. As DAF, the Port of Rotterdam, and Transport and Logistics Netherlands would have been reported already for tests, as well as the province of Gelderland and Wageningen UR. TU Delft experiments take along.

According to the government Netherlands has a good infrastructure to play a leading role in the field of autonomous vehicles. “Vehicles that communicate with each other and simultaneously accelerating or braking, can ensure a smoother flow of traffic,” claims the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Vehicles with automatic driving functions would also be more economical and safer


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