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.
Analysis of near future bottlenecks
Rijkswaterstaat has asked TrafficQuest the question which future bottlenecks Rijkswaterstaat can expect in their road network the coming years (period 2016-2018) and what traffic management measures are needed to deal with these new bottlenecks. To investigate this an inquiry was held with the different traffic control centres to locate these bottlenecks. Their judgement and expert knowledge was used for this. Eventually, 14 bottleneck locations were selected and this selection was based on the existence of a clear road section which caused the congestion and the availability of data. After the selection the Data and Information Management section of Rijkswaterstaat generated information for these roadsections and accompanying routes. The data was analysed by TrafficQuest and reported in a memo (only in Dutch).
CIVITAS study tour to the European Silicon Valley of Urban ITS and traffic management
You 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.
Knowledge gaps for automatic driving in normal traffic
TrafficQuest keeps up with innovations in traffic management and therefore within this scope is occupied with the question how automatic driving influences traffic flow and traffic management. To explore this topic TrafficQuest wrote a note about all the things an automatic vehicle encounters while driving on a Dutch motorway. First in general, but also specifically when this vehicle drives on a busy weaving section and has to change a couple of lanes. This exploration produced a number of challenges, both for road operators as for car or truck manufacturers, and a list of research questions to TrafficQuest likes to call for attention. The memo is in Dutch and can be downloaded here.