Under the banner of hive.mobility, the municipality of Groningen, the University of Groningen, OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe, Dropper and numerous international partners start the ULaaDS project in mid-2020. The aim of the project is to accelerate the deployment of new, feasible, shared and Zero Emission solutions to address the challenges of future urban logistics.
Hive.mobility is launching an exploratory study into the future of mobility at the Zernike Campus Groningen together with Groningen Bereikbaar and Campus Groningen. The parties would like to know what the ideal Zernike Campus will look like, in the field of smart mobility, in 2030 and which steps must be taken to achieve this ideal image.
DroneHub Groningen Airport Eelde has started the long-term "Autonomous Flying" programme on behalf of and in collaboration with the province of Groningen. The ultimate goal of the province of Groningen is to work towards fully autonomous flying for goods and people.
Autonomous vehicles during the current phase, often still have a steward on board. In the near future, it should be possible for vehicles on the road, for example, to only be monitored from a distance. It is the intention that autonomous means of transport are monitored remotely and that control can be taken over in the event of remote problems.
Without a certificate of proficiency one is not allowed to transport goods or people in public spaces. This is arranged for people, but not for auto-pilot software. RobotTUNER uses human performance in the execution of procedures as the standard for the performance of auto-pilot software. A driving license for software is being developed in collaboration with the CBR (Central Bureau for Driving Certificates).
Prototypes of autonomous transport are tested using so-called digital twins. These are simulated copies of the real world. In the virtual laboratories testing can be done in a cheap and safe way. We have already applied this several times on the road and this is also possible for the other modalities.
The quality of the safety systems of autonomous means of transport, is an important topic in the choice of suppliers and in obtaining permission to experiment. RobotTUNER has developed a by the RDW approved method for obtaining exemption for Hazard and Risk Analysis HARA. A full analysis of the vehicle and the route on which it is used is performed.
In the climate agreement it has been agreed that the logistics sector will achieve a 49% CO2 reduction by 2030. To achieve this, the sector has put forward a number of plans, such as intensifying emission-free city logistics, distribution hubs on city edges, efficient use of vehicles and making vehicles more 'green', for example by using electricity or switching to other sustainable fuels such as hydrogen.