Field Trip A: TNO/TASS - Simulation as tool for real-world high-risk traffic situations
Simulation has been used for development of vehicles for many years. Future automated technology leans heavily on the results of these simulations. In order to make those simulations useful, new methods are necessary to feed real-world relevant simulation cases into virtual environments for testing vehicle(models). TNO develops and operates different tools that separately or combined offer unique possibilities for these purposes. The technical visit provides a demonstration of the TNO facilities, vehicles, tools and insight into recent results of projects related to applications and methodologies for Connected and Automated Driving (C-AD).
Field Trip B: TU Delft - Human Behavior and the effects on safety
Human behavior is of increasing importance for safety on the roads. Both behavior of the driver and behavior of others around the vehicles are subject of research at the Delft University of Technology. With three different topics leading Prof. Bart van Arem
and his staff will give insight in human behavior research projects. The aim is to provide you with useful knowledge for future safety considerations in policy, development and other areas.
The trip contains amongst others demonstration of different simulators for human behavior.
Additional info: Delft is an ancient Dutch merchant city dating back to 700 a.C. The old inner city is a lively place to spend the evening. There is a 35 minute train connection to Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS). You might want to spend the night in a hotel in Delft before continuing to the airport.
Field Trip C: VDL ETS - New Fuel, new hazards?
Initiated by the desire for more sustainable transport, the internal combustion engine is getting serious competition from alternative powertrain concepts. Electric powertrains are the best alternative in the near future.
The new Enabling Transport Solutions (ETS) department at VDL in Valkenswaard develops heavy duty e-mobility solutions for public transport bus solutions and e-trucks with high power battery charging and hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The scheduled trips of public transport bus operators and transport companies offer good possibilities to balance energy capacity and
The excursion includes a visit to the company and an explanation and demonstration of the above-mentioned technologies.
VDL ETS is part of VDL Groep, an international industrial family business headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with 101 companies operating in 20 countries, with more than 17.000 employees. The VDL companies break down into four divisions: Subcontracting, Car Assembly, Buses and Coaches and Finished products.