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RAS test locations

The research lab links up various test locations into one whole. The RAS offers a varied spectrum of test locations.

Setting up a joint research agenda, including a testing and learning environment, involving government and the science and business communities, will help achieve rapid market penetration by new technologies. The same applies to the related social opportunities in the areas of sustainable and efficient waterway transport, security, digitisation, economic growth, accessibility, and employment. Part of the RAS is the varied spectrum of test locations that it offers.

THE GREEN VILLAGE

The Green Village is an environment in which innovations can be tested and demonstrated in real urban scenarios. The area is exempted from certain legislation, which means there is greater scope for experiments. The RAS is a natural navigational environment with monitoring systems, in which research involving autonomous navigation, and the necessary protocols, can be carried out safely. The main accent lies on researching how individual smart ships can operate optimally in environments with other waterway traffic (autonomous and non-autonomous alike) and obstacles.

‘DE NIEUWE HAVEN’ INLAND PORT IN DELFT (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)

As well as the environment at The Green Village, the possibilities for making the ‘De Nieuwe Haven’ inland port in Delft suitable for research testing are being investigated.

FIELD LAB ENVIRONMENTS (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)

The ‘radical automated navigation’ policy was adopted on 1 October. This gives the market greater scope to carry out tests involving automatic ships. In the product development and large-scale market introduction chain, this is a significant step. It allows the market to carry out tests in field lab environments.

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Our test locations and research facilities are available to anyone who wishes to carry out research into automatic navigation.

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