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First test results automatically operated trains positive

Automatic Train Operation (ATO) allows more trains to run on existing railway lines. This is due to the fact that automatically operated trains run more punctually as is confirmed by ATO studies in Groningen. Another focus point of these studies was how travellers experience automatically operated train travelling. It appears travellers say there only is …

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First Autonomous Flying demo day a great success

On 15 July 2020 the first Autonomous Flying demonstration day was jointly hosted by hive.mobility, the Province of Groningen and the Drone Hub GAE Foundation. The Drone Hub GAE Foundation has – commissioned by and in collaboration with the Province of Groningen – initiated the long-term Autonomous Flying Programme. The ultimate goal of the Province of Groningen is …

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Hyperloop Test Centre to be opened in Groningen

The European Hyperloop Center (EHC) is to be located in Groningen. This has been announced on 20 December 2019 by Hardt Hyperloop (a hyperloop developer based in Delft). A hyperloop is a transport system, which uses sealed low air pressure tubes to convey people and commodities. Its technology is similar to that of pneumatic tubes. The testing site for …

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Passengers test ride autonomous train

Next Wednesday 12 February 2020 about 50 rail passengers are going to experience their first autonomous train ride. This shall happen between the cities of Groningen and Zuidhorn in the Provence of Groningen – as such a first in Dutch railways. Between 13 up to and including 17 February another 250 passengers shall participate in …

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Extra-long masterclass on 5G and the automotive industry

On 5 March 2020 5Groningen – together with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen – hosted an extra-long masterclass on 5G and the automotive industry. It took place in DOT Groningen.    Over 100 visitors listened to Peter de Voogd of the Ericsson Company taking us on a trip through …

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