Driving simulator with VR headset tested


On July 18th, 2016 In the office of Rijkswaterstaat in Rijswijk a driving simulator was. This simulator is developed for Rijkswaterstaat by the visualisation company XKP from Rotterdam. The company developed a special computer for this project and acquired Virtual Reality headset with a high resolution. The purpose of the driving simulator is to let human test subjects test traffic measures, new road signs or even new road designs of human factors aspects. The remarks made by the testers can lead to further improvement in the design of in other related aspects. More information on this project can be obtained by Aad van den Burg of Rijkswaterstaat.

Farewell Seminar Frans op de Beek

On June 22nd, 2016 Frans op de Beek had his farewell seminar entitled "The Impact of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Driving on Traffic Management", and accompanying reception in Rotterdam during which he said goodbye to more than 200 colleagues. During the seminar Frans looked back on his long and distinguished career with companies and organisations as Philips, DHV, TNO and Rijkswaterstaat. He also inspired all present with his own outlook on the future of traffic management. He stated that "the developments around connected and automated driving gain momentum and are accelerating".

CIVITAS study tour to the European Silicon Valley of Urban ITS and traffic management

NachtverkeerYou are warmly invited to join the CIVITAS study tour on Urban ITS in Helmond on May 30th and 31st (noon to noon). The study tour offers to experience innovations available in the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Europe! For example the ‘road of the future’, the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, the innovative traffic control centre and the ‘crossing of the future’. Local innovators and policy makers will share their experience and practices. This tour is of particular relevance for professionals working in the urban ITS and traffic management domain. More information can be found on the CIVITAS website: http://civitas.eu/content/study-tour-urban-its-helmond-netherlands.

First regional meeting on urban traffic management


Friday April 1st, 2016 the first of three regional meetings on urban traffic management was held in the Traffic Innovation Centre in Helmond. The meetings are organised by the Platform 'Road Authorities meet Road Authorities' (WOW), CROW, TrafficQuest and the National Council on Traffic Management (LVMB). The goals are to bundle knowledge and expertise on the field of urban traffic management, to agree on national standards and to show the effectiveness of urban traffic management to policy and decision makers. More information (in Dutch) can be found of the website of the Platform WOW.

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