Traffic Innovation Centre
The Traffic Innovation Centre (Innovatiecentrale) is an innovative test facility for Smart Mobility experiments at the Automotive Campus in Helmond. In this centre, companies, knowledge institutes and road authorities work together to test intelligent mobility solutions. This takes place in a real-life environment: on a public road, in an actual network, in live traffic. We can use the facilities of the Rijkswaterstaat traffic control centre for the southern Netherlands region. This gives us instant insight into the effect of an idea on real traffic. Together, we add a little intelligence to traffic management every time we conduct an experiment.
The Traffic Innovation Centre (Innovatiecentrale) closely collaborates with important Embassy partners. By integrating facilities of ao. MobilitymoveZ.NL urban testing area and Tass International’s A270, we are able to offer full package services and thoroughly carry out experiments.
‘Shockwave Traffic Jams’ is one of the projects which used the facilities of the Traffic Innovation Centre. One component of this project was an experiment in which 90 cars were added to rush-hour traffic, in order to measure the impact of the usage of mobile applications on traffic flow. The experiment was coordinated and monitored from the Traffic Innovation Centre.
In this testcase we’ve learned:
Smart Cameras is another project which made use of the Traffic Innovation Centre facilities. In this project an algorithm was developed, able to detect vehicles and objects in the highway – an essential tool in automating processes in traffic management. In this testcase we’ve learned: