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.
Update report on traffic models
The state-of-the-art report "Traffic assignment and simulation models" was well received, both national and international. In the report an overview is given of the different types of models and the accompanying software tools that are applied in the Netherlands. After receiving comments from readers it was time review the contents of the report and this is done in version 2. The review consists of the adjustment of certain facts and the rewriting of some paragraphs to make it more readable. Also information was added and the report has become a state-of-the-art report again. But if you still have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact TrafficQuest.
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".
Summer school Smart Mobility
On June 16th, 2016 Rijkswaterstaat, together with TrafficQuest, Platform WOW, the programmes Smart Mobility and Connecting Mobility and the ITS Corridor project, organised the Summer school Smart Mobility. Over 160 participants met in the Netherlands, in Hoek van Holland. Representatives of knowledge institutes, private companies and government organisations listened to the keynote speeches and participated in the workshops. Smart Mobility is expected to have a large influence on society and on the role and responsibilities of road authorities and private parties. Cooperation and transferring knowledge are important aspects of this development. The programma en presentaties can be found in the next section.