• The knowledgeagenda; why?
    Knowledgeagenda Automated Driving, an initiative of the Dutch project group on self driving vehicles (ZRA) of the Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, Rijkswaterstaat en the RDW, to provide an online overview of available and required knowledge in the field of automated driving or self driving vehicles.
  • What does the Dutch government and why?
    Innovation and transport are two important issues in the Netherlands. Self driving vehicles may have important benefits for the society:

    • Less congestion. Cars and trucks will communicate with each other. In this way, breaking and accelerating can be coordinated. Self driving cars that communicate with each other are able to respond faster to breaking vehicles than human drivers. Moreover, the process of accelerating can be performed more smoothly for communicating vehicles. This ultimately results in less congestion.
    • Less accidents. 90% of the traffic accidents are caused by human errors. It can therefore be expected that fewer accidents will occur when the self driving car is implemented.
    • Lower fuel consumption. Self-driving vehicles often achieve more kilometres to the litre. Platooning , which allows lorries to follow one another more closely, reduces the effect of air resistance. This can lead to a 5%-15% reduction in fuel consumption, with a comparable reduction in CO2 emissions.
    • More info at this site.
  • Who is responsible? This question is pops up a lot of times, more information about this topic can be found at the legal domain.
  • What is the¬†truckplatooning challenge? In the beginning of April several platooning truck will enter the Netherlands from different origins in different countries. The challenge tries the enhance the implementation of truck platooning. More info can be found here.
  • Which pilot projects and tests are performed? An overview.

Do you have another question? Ask us through tom.alkim@rws.nl.


ACC automated cruise control
ADAS advanced driver assistance systems
AI Artificial Intelligence
AI Type I Purely reactive AI
AI Type II Limited memory AI
AI Type III Theory of mind AI
AI Type IV Self-aware AI
ANI Narrow Artificial Intelligence
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APS assisted parking systems
ASCII American standard code for information interchange
ASP Application service provider
AV autonomous vehicle
AVB audio video bridging
AVDEX autonomous vehicle data exchange
AVMS automated vehicle monitoring systems
B2B business to business
B-call Breakdown call
CACC cooperative adaptive cruise control
CAM Cooperative Awereness Message
CAN controller network area
CEN European Committee for Standardisation
C-ITS cooperative intelligent transport systems
CPU Central Processing Unit
DTM Dynamic traffic management
EC European Commission
E-call Emergency call
ECU Electronic control unit
FCD floating car data
FRAME FRamework Architecture Made for Europe
FTS Flexible transport service
GA Genetic Algorithm
GDF geographic data file
GPS Global Positioning System (US GNSS system)
HAD highly automated vehicle
HERE cloud based mapping asset to support connected ADAS and HAD use cases
HMI human machine interface/interaction
I2F infrastructure to field
I2V infrastructure to vehicle
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISO International standards organisation
ITS Intelligent transport system
iVRI intelligent verkeerslichtinstallatie
KPI key performance indicator
LDM local dynamic map
LIDar Light Detection And Ranging (radar system on car)
LKA lane keeping assistant
LoS Level of Service
LR location referencing
MAAS Mobility as a service
MKBA maatschappelijke kosten-batenanalyse
ML machine learning
NDW Nationale Databank Wegverkeersgegevens
NEN Nederlands Normalisatie instituut
OBD on board diagnostics
OBE on board equipment
OEM original equipment manufacturer
OSI open systems interconnection
OTS object transaction service
P&R park and ride
PDE portable data collection equipment
P-ITSS personal ITS
PKI Public key infrastructure
POI Point of interest
PRT Personal Rapid Transit
PSF Physical Storage Format
PSV public service vehicle
QoS quality of Service
RDS radio data system
RFID radio frequency indentification
R-ITSS roadside ITS
SLA service level agreement
SPaT Signal Phase and timing
TCC traffic control centre
Tier 1 direct suppliers to company
Tier 2 key suppliers of supplier
TSN time sensitive networking
UTC urban traffic control
V2I vehicle to infrastructure
V2V vehicle to vehicle
VERA Video Enforcement for Road Authorities
VMS variable message sign
VRU vulnerable road user
WAVE wireless access vehicle environment
WEpod AV van without steering wheel