AutomotiveNL represents the majority of the Dutch automotive industry (large enterprises and SMEs), knowledge centres and the public sector. The cluster organisation boosts the industry by showing the contribution it can make to solving social issues related to sustainability and mobility. Modern, technological and ICT solutions enable communication between cars and infrastructure (smart mobility). This allows for better informed drivers and an improved flow of traffic, thereby tackling congestion issues. The cluster focuses on aspects such as knowledge transfer, validation and internationalisation. Several companies, testing facilities and educational activities are located on the Automotive Campus in Helmond.
Benno Hüsken will take you on this Tour to experience smart mobility:
First of all, there is a visit to DAF, the undisputed market leader in the Dutch truck market. The PACCAR company in the Netherlands focuses on the development, production, sales and service of medium and heavy trucks. At DAF you will see the production facilities for yourself.
After the transfer to Helmond and lunch, you will be guided over the Automotive Campus and hear the story of the cluster organisation Automotive NL by Jos van Bree, commissioner Dutch AutomotiveNL and Vice mayor of Helmond. Moreover, the latest developments in smart and green mobility will be shared with you, as well as innovative Truck Platooning; mutually communicating trucks driven by smart technology. Before leaving the campus there is one final company and test facility to present itself.