New pilots for the provinces of Groningen & Drenthe in 2019 and 2020
by Jorrit Kuipers
The province of Groningen contracted robotTUNER for conducting technical and functional tests of self driving vehicles in 2017 and 2018.
In 2019 the provinces Groningen and Drenthe expands the pilots with self driving vehicles. New vehicles, like the Autonom Shuttle of Navya, will be tested by robotTUNER at site such as Bourtange and Hoogeveen. Major goals are: driving at higher speed >25 km/u, driving without an operator and establish the first driving license for an autonomous vehicle in the world in cooperation with the Dutch Vehicle Authority (RDW) and the Dutch Driver Exam Authority (CBR).
More information is available on the official website for autonomous transport in the northern regions of the Netherlands: @north.nl