How can traffic management contribute to safety?

Traffic safety in The Netherlands is decreasing. This trend was for TrafficQuest the cause to give attention to this topic and to see how traffic management could contribute to improve traffic safety. First, the safety statistics were analysed and points of departure for further research were described. This was discussed with experts in a number of interviews and after that conclusions were drawn. The results of this research is only available in a Dutch report.

Update report on road-side systems

It looks like in-car systems have the future. A lot of functionality of road-side systems is put in-car. However, penetration rates of those kind of in-car systems is nog high enough to get rid of the road-side systems. But when will this be the case? This question was discussed with a challenge - a quick scan analysis by a group of experts with a short duration. After the publication of the report, new information on costs came available. This information is processed into a new version of the report. This version can be downloaded here, but is still only available in Dutch

Can we get rid of road-side systems?

It looks like in-car systems have the future. A lot of functionality of road-side systems is put in-car. However, penetration rates of those kind of in-car systems is nog high enough to get rid of the road-side systems. But when will this be the case? This question was discussed with a challenge - a quick scan analysis by a group of experts with a short duration. The report of the challenge can be downloaded here, but is only available in Dutch.

Visit French delegation from Cerema

On October 5th and 6th 2016, a delegation from Cerema (‘Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’amenagement’, a French public resource centre for scientific and technical expertise), visited the Netherlands to learn about the traffic management systems in place in the Netherlands, and the innovative measures that are being tested. The two days of the visit were filled with presentations and discussions at TrafficQuest (to what extent are the approaches similar in the Netherlands and France, and where do the approaches differ?) and experiencing current traffic management and innovative measures on the road and in the traffic management centres in Rhoon and Helmond. Besides experiencing automated incident detection, variable speed limits, and peak hour, bus and truck lanes, we also tested the shockwave damping apps on the A58 and an automated vehicle that was following a virtual predecessor.

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