HELMOND SMART MOBILITY LIVING LAB
Helmond Smart Mobility Living Lab Helmond is playing an active role as a Living Lab for smart mobility solutions. Both the N270 main road in Helmond and the A270 motorway (between the cities of Helmond and Eindhoven) acted on several occasions as test road (both in closed as well as real traffic conditions) for C-ITS applications and more and more also for automated driving tests.
The N270 main road that runs through the Helmond city centre is equipped with a state-of-the-art Cooperative Traffic Controller network that is operational on 25 crossings on a stretch of 2 km. The A270 motorway is equipped with 56 cameras for real-time vehicle detection and tracking and 20 ITS G5 road side units (802.11p). To monitor and manage the traffic during pilots and testing a control centrr operated by TASS International is situated on the Automotive Campus.
On the Automotive Campus you can also find the Regional Traffic Management Centre of Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch road authorities), which operates the entire highway network for the South of the Netherlands. Next to that is the Innovative Traffic Management Centre, the innovation hub for private and public stakeholders in the field of traffic management.
Cooperation with industry and knowledge institutes
City of Helmond has a lot of experience in (international) cooperation with industry and knowledge institutes on testing and first deployment of smart mobility solutions. Both in one-on-one cooperation projects and within European projects. We are very much open for new projects and pilots. We also have a comprehensive network of regional companies, institutes and other authorities that might act as additional partners. Would you like to know more about the possibilities and conditions? Please feel free to contact us.