Monday 27 March 2017: Opening Day

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Anticipating on the changing mobility world

The self-driving car is coming, communication between vehicles and with roadside equipment is more and more available on roads, public transport is in transition, new mobility services are swamping the market, car sharing and use of electric cars and bicycles are getting popular. In other words, traditional ways in which we move are changing. Technological developments in the car industry, the entry of new market players and the arrival of new mobility services, have turned our traffic and transport world upside down. But these technologies will also make our mobility increasingly smarter, cleaner and more social. By sharing more data and knowledge new opportunities are created to improve traffic flow, accessibility, liveability and traffic safety.

Government, industry and education & research parties will join forces at Automotive Week 2017 to jointly discuss how our future mobility can be organized. On Monday 27 March various stakeholders from the mobility and automotive field will gather in Helmond to discuss further international cooperation and next steps to be taken after the Declaration of Amsterdam was signed by the transport ministers of all 28 EU member states at the Transport Council in April 2016.

Preliminary programme


Plenary programme

09.15 - 10.00 hrs. Arrival guests opening Automotive Week
10.00 - 13.00 hrs. Opening Automotive Week
10.00 - 10.05 hrs.
Welcome and opening Automotive Week 2017
  Chairman Carlo van de Weijer from TU/e and TomTom and Lex Boon Director Automotive Campus new
10.05 - 10.30 hrs.
Smart Mobility Delta new
   Mark Frequin - Director General Accessibility of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment
10.30 - 10.40 hrs.
Paths to a self-driving future   
  Speaker: George Gelauff, Director at KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis
10.40 - 11.05 hrs.
Tailor-made mobility solutions based on individual needs 
  Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO ERTICO & Chairman MaaS Alliance
11.05 - 11.15 hrs.
Future Mobility
  Pioneering new mobility concepts: interview with two smart mobility pioneers
  Steven Nelemans - Amber Mobility
11.15 - 11.40 hrs.
Mobility in the future
  Alexander Vancolen, Marketing & eMobility Team Leader Mobility Solutions - BOSCH Benelux
11.40 - 11.45 hrs.
Questions and statements
11.45 - 12.10 hrs.
Keynote speech on Smart Mobility Ambitions in Ohio 
  Carla Bailo, Mobility Research and Business Development at The Ohio State University
12.10 - 12.25 hrs.
Interview with Provincial Executive
  Christophe van der Maat, Provincial Executive Noord-Brabant and Ambassador - Smart Mobility Netherlands
12.25 - 12.55 hrs.
Keynote on Next steps of Declaration of Amsterdam
  Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of Unit Sustainable and Intelligent Transport - DG MOVE at the European Commission
and Florien van der Windt - project manager Automated Vehicles at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
12.55 - 13.00 hrs.
ITS in Europe, candidacy of the Netherlands new
  Various Dutch officials from the City of Helmond, City of Eindhoven, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Province of Brabant and Connekt
12.30 - 13.00 hrs. Walking lunch
  • Various demonstrations in and outside the Automotive House
  • Information stands along the corridors
13.00 - 13.30 hrs & 13:30 - 14:00 hrs Visit to the Traffic & Innovation Centre
 booked Visitors are being offered the unique possibility to visit the Traffic Centre of Rijkswaterstaat and the Innovation Centre.  You will be informed about the complex monitoring system Rijkswaterstaat uses to control the public highways for the entire south of the Netherlands. Attendance is on a first come first service basis and approximately 25 people can be admitted.

Parallel sessions

Path towards harmonization of C-ITS in Europe and beyond
In the Netherlands we are working on the development of Connected and Cooperative mobility systems (C-ITS) in combination with more and more automated vehicles. EU projects such as Intercor and C-ITS Corridor were initiated to demonstrate the use of ITS-applications and with the Declaration of Amsterdam first steps are taken to create common specifications. There are several challenges to focus on in our journey to C-ITS deployment such as security, legal and public acceptance, and involving public as well private parties in the implementation of future – proof solutions. In the afternoon a group of international experts will address the issues and the progress that is being made in European platforms such as C-Roads and the EU C-ITS Deployment Platform
14.15 - 15.15 hrs.

Round 1 : European cooperation, testing in practice and deploying services  

1. European C-ITS harmonization 
  What has been achieved so far (nationally and internationally) and what can be done to upscale smart mobility solutions?
  Moderator: Joëlle van den Broek - DITCM
- C-Roads - Harmonizing C-ITS deployments across Europe
    Speaker from C-Roads: Martin Böhm - Austriatech
- InterCor: linking Corridors to a network
    Speaker from InterCor: Ronald Adams - Rijkswaterstaat
2. Cooperation challenges
  Exchanging knowledge and testing in practice
  Moderator: Bram Hendrix - AutomotiveNL
- Smart Mobility Corridors in Ohio 
    Speaker: Andrew M. Bremer, deputy director of Strategic Initiatives & Programs, Ohio Department of Transportation
- Shockwave Traffic Jams A58 to test fast communication V2I on public roads 
   Pierre van Veggel from the Shockwave traffic jams A58 project /  van Veggel Mobiliteitsadvies
3. Effects of Smart Mobility
  Using ‘learning by doing’ and simulation to predict effects of large scale deployment
  Moderator: Thijs Muizelaar - Innovatiecentrale
- SmartwayZ.NL: testing and deploying Smart Mobility: matching demand and supply

  Speaker from Gertjan Koolen Programme Manager Smart Mobility at Province of Noord-Brabant
  and Caspar de Jonge from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

- SimSmartMobility: insights in Smart Mobility Effects
    Speaker from SimSmartMobility: Diana Vonk Noordegraaf - Senior Advisor at TNO
4. PPP Best practices
  What can we learn from public-private partnerships?
   Moderator: Nick Juffermans - Connekt
- State-of-the-art Smart Mobility in Germany
    Norbert Handke - ITS Deutschland
- Smart Mobility Schiphol
    Jeannet van Arum - Sector Manager Traffic Management at the Province of Noord-Holland
5. Next steps in Automation
  Creating common specifications and learning by doing
  Moderator: Florien van der Windt - Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
- Testing on public roads
    Arjan van Vliet - Senior Advisor Strategy & External Developments at RDW
- Artificial Intelligence - Accelerating the race to autonomous cars
    Tom Westendorp - Business Development Manager Autonomous Driving at NVIDIA
- Paths to a self-driving future – Five transition steps identified new
    George Gelauff - Director at KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis
15.15 - 16.00 hrs. Coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 hrs.

Round 2 : Testing in practice and deploying solutions 

  Parallel sessions of round 1 are being repeated.
17.00 - 18.30 hrs. Network drink
19.00 - 22.00 hrs. Network dinner for invitees

For whom

High-level international guests including representatives of the European Commission, various European organizations such as ACEA, CLEPA, EARPA, Euro NCAP, FIA, ERTICO, Rai Vereniging, OEMs and European working groups. Completed with policy makers from national governments, suppliers from the traffic and automotive industry, service providers, solution vendors and knowledge institutes.





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