Self-driving bus, Connexxion, Kralingse Zoom in Rotterdam

‘Insights in driverless transit’ conference in the Netherlands

The development of self driving vehicles is growing tremendously. What is the impact of automated vehicles in public transport? How can we prepare the city for these self driving vehicles and specifically for public transport? What do you need to know to properly advice your customers which laws, standards and regulations to apply? Experts will answer these questions at the ‘Insights in driverless transit’ conference on the 19th of September in Capelle aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. The program consists of speakers from MRDH, SMRT, Ricardo Rail and 2getthere.


09:30 Welcome
09:45 Introduction by Dennis Mica, 2getthere

10:00 Presentation by Gert de Visser, MRDH
‘Insights in process of selection and introduction automated vehicles’

10:30 Presentation by Jan Scheepers, Ricardo Rail
‘Insights in safety certification of automated vehicles’

11:00 Presentation by Mark Ng, SMRT
‘Insights in operations of automated systems and last mile solutions’

11:30 Presentation by Jean-Luc Valk, 2getthere
‘Insights in the development of the 3rd generation GRT system’

12:00 Lunch

In the afternoon a reference visit to the ParkShuttle is organized as part of the Podcar Conference, hosted in the city of Antwerp on September 20 and 21. As an introduction the parties involved in the realization will talk about the experiences from their perspective.

13:00 Presentation by Dick van Sluis, City Counsel Member Capelle aan den IJssel
‘Lessons learned from the perspective of the city’

13:20 Presentation by Peter Krumm, Connexxion
‘Lessons learned from the perspective of the operator’

13:40 Presentation by Carel van Helsdingen, 2getthere
‘Lessons learned from the perspective of the supplier’

After conclusion of the last presentation there will be an on-site visit to the Rivium application. It is still the only automated system in the world that operates at grade, without stewards and has crossings with other traffic.


The conference on the 19th of September is free of charge. As the number of seats is limited, please RSVP as quickly as possible. Participans can apply by sending an email to, indicating ‘Insights In Driverless Transit’ and the names of the persons attending.

More information about the Podcar conference on the 20th and 21st of September in Antwerp:

Author: Marieke Van Gompel

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