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responsible introduction of automatic vehicles

In the cluster Responsible Introduction of Automatic Vehicles (VIAV) the national government, provinces, G5, municipalities, metropolitan and transport regions, knowledge institutes and companies join forces. By connecting everyone's efforts and influence more firmly at the international, national and regional levels, these parties are ensuring that automatic vehicles are introduced into Dutch traffic in a responsible manner. This means that the system is of social and economic value, operates within the preconditions we - society - set for it, organizations are ready for it, and laws and regulations provide the right legal framework.

Cluster VIAV

The VIAV cluster consists of four working groups:

ADAS Alliance

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV).

Automatic public transportation (AOV)

Infrastructure of the Future (IvdT).

ADAS alliance

The ADAS Alliance is an alliance of several organizations committed to increasing the use of driver assistance systems: from industry associations to bodyshops, and from training institutes to governments. Driver assistance systems include an emergency braking system and adaptive cruise control The technology is also known as ADAS: Advanced Driver Assistence Systems. European regulations make a number of driver assistance systems mandatory for cars entering the market from July 2022, and from July 2024 for all new vehicles. On December 18, Minister Harbers of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with ANWB, BOVAG, Association of Insurers, Association of Dutch Car Leasing Companies, RDW and RAI Association, signed the ADAS covenant, committing themselves to increasing the safe use of driver assistance systems in cars.


We see vehicles becoming safer and safer through smart solutions. Think of systems that make sure you stay within the lines or that brake in the event of a near miss. Vehicles with these systems have fewer accidents than vehicles without the systems. But I do think it's important that people know how to use the systems. For example, the systems cannot always adapt to road works, and in heavy snowfall they can no longer see the lines properly. It's important then if everyone knows how to deal with that. 


Mark Habers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management

Working together to ensure responsible introduction of automated vehicles

Four working groups

ADAS alliance

Connected & Automated Vehicles (CAV).

Automatic public transportation (AOV)

Infrastructure of the Future (IvdT).

ADAS partners

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