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Real-time automatic passenger transport planning will really work

July 17, 2019 René de Beer

Higher rates are an illusion in the short term, the situation is not ripe for that now. So something else has to be found to be able to work more efficiently and, above all, to a higher quality. But we now have the technology to bring automatic scheduling to the level that we need.

TU Delft solar car 'sails' through new design on wind with solar race car NunaX.

July 16, 2019 Arno

TU Delft today presents and tests the latest solar racing car: NunaX. The NunaX is the tenth car made by TU Delft students, and is not only smaller, lighter and more efficient, but is built in such a way that the wind provides extra speed.

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Subsidence of the railways in the Netherlands due to drought, test with sensors at Culemborg

July 19, 2019 Arno

The track sinks in various places in the country due to the drought. The subsidence in the track is, according to ProRail, the result of drought and periods with a lot of rain. The rail manager says that the subsidence does not present any danger, but ProRail has already had to reduce speed on the route at Culemborg.

Eight destinations have potential for night trains to and from the Netherlands


Eight destinations at a distance of 800 to 1200 kilometers from the Netherlands have potential for operating night trains. This is the conclusion of the Knowledge Institute for Mobility Policy (KiM) in the study 'Sleeping on the road: the potential of the international night train to and from the Netherlands'.

75% of the Russian population uses Yandex. Google only scores over 20%.

July 17, 2019 Gerrit Saey

For the Yandex taxi drivers, the merger with Uber is no progress. They complain that the working conditions are now much worse, compensation schemes for canceled trips have been abolished and payments per assignment are considerably less than with Uber.

Tesla lowers price and scraps models by competing with Volvo, BMW, VW and Audi

Gerrit Saey

Tesla is engaged in a tough battle with car manufacturers such as Volvo, BMW, VW and Audi who are reducing its lead in fully electric models.

Broadly supported advice from Geel a chance to give Eindhoven Airport a quality boost

July 13, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Pride, appreciation and satisfaction for Van Geel advice from the region. The members of the Steering Committee unanimously support the steering methodology proposed by Van Geel on noise standards instead of aircraft movements and the stated ambition of a 30% noise reduction in 2030.

Connexxion comes with a response to negative reports on electric buses

July 10, 2019 Arno

Several times in the media attention has been paid to possible negative consequences of the battery capacity of the electric buses of Connexxion. According to Connexxion, the problems are much more nuanced, and they have explained that in an article on the website.

Boeing delivers considerably fewer 737 MAX devices due to persistent problems


The American aircraft maker announced on Tuesday that it delivered nearly 39 percent fewer aircraft in the first half of this year than in the same period last year. The total amounted to 239 aircraft.

Omnibuzz carrier Schreurs Personenvervoer in Roermond bankrupt

July 2, 2019 Gerrit Saey

There are enough assignments, but the rates go down while the costs rise. What also plays a role in this, according to the company, is that the government is making considerable cuts in taxi transportation for AWBZ and WMO and health insurers no longer raise or even lower rates

Pitane Mobility integrates all charging points in the Electric Vehicle Information System

July 7, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Finding a public charging station or charging point for your electric or plug-in hybrid car is becoming increasingly important. All charging points are visible on the integrated card. The software shows the locations of all charging points in the area based on the current position of the car.

Pitane Mobility offers dynamic car planning with current traffic information

July 6, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Within Pitane Mobility version 10, much attention was paid to the new automatic car planning. After all, for many companies the planning of cars is a complex matter that has to take into account many factors such as the range of the car, break times and Read more

Car industry is angry about the new test method for purchase tax

July 12, 2019 Gerrit Saey

The new method, called WLTP, will not cause the total BPM yield to increase and the average purchase tax per car will also remain approximately the same.

The curtain has definitely fallen for the Beetle retro model Final Edition Beetle

July 10, 2019 Gerrit Saey

The name was invented by a journalist from The New York Times, who thought that the car with its strange shapes resembled the insect. There were more than 21 million made at the time and with that he was one of the most sold cars in the world with the Ford T and the Toyota Corolla.

Testing on self-driving cars under strict conditions on public roads

July 9, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Self-driving cars may be tested under strict conditions on public roads. The new Experimentation Act came into effect on 1 July, making this type of experiment possible.

Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling car in the Netherlands in the month of June 2019

July 2, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Sales of passenger cars fell by more than a tenth in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. The RAI Association and BOVAG itself blame the poor figures on the higher purchase tax (the BPM), something the sector organizations have been campaigning against for some time.

Cabinet positive about NS plans to develop MaaS platform

July 18, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Four public transport companies, NS, GVB, RET and HTM, together submitted a request for platform builders to build a technical layer between mobility providers and app builders within the framework of MaaS.

Swapfiets is a Dutch startup and you can call their bikes Mobility as a Service

July 5, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Still a feat, in just over a year, managed to attract around 50,000 customers for a rental bike on a subscription basis. Dirk de Bruijn did it well with Swapfiets. De Bruijn has been working with Richard Burger, Steven Uitentuis and Martijn Obers since 2014 on Swapfiets, a start-up that offers rental bikes Read more

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Van Nieuwenhuizen informs about data within the mobility sector

July 1, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen informs the House of Representatives on various topics in the field of data within the mobility sector.

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Working together with different app providers does not make you a MaaS provider

June 20, 2019 Gerrit Saey

When we use MaaS as a search term at Google, we continue to see dozens of pages of a fantastic 950-kilometer-long river in Western Europe, which flows right through the Netherlands. There is still no question of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Read more

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Taxi sector promises recovery after refusing dragqueen Jennifer Hopelezz

July 3, 2019 Gerrit Saey

The Amsterdam Authorized Taxi Organizations (TTOs), Uber, ViaVan and Royal Dutch Transport signed a declaration of intent to combat discrimination together with the municipality and the Meldpunt Discriminatie Regio Amsterdam.

Delta Plan Mobility on the agenda of the sixth KNV annual event

12 June 2019 Gerrit Saey

Wednesday, June 12, the sixth annual event KNV Healthcare Transport & Taxi was held in Bunnik. After years of presence in Utrecht at the former Mercedes Nederland headquarters, this year it was not entirely coincidentally that the BOVAGhuis was chosen. Despite a rainy day Read more

The City of Ghent puts a lot of effort into mobility during the Ghent Festivities

July 20, 2019 Gerrit Saey

At the 175th edition of the Ghent Festivities, the City of Ghent is again making considerable efforts in terms of mobility and accessibility, temporary design of the public domain and sanitary facilities.

Many franchisees go bankrupt, openly asking about the franchise formulas

July 16, 2019 Gerrit Saey

The profit of the main contractor is not the kilometer price of the journeys that he drives himself, but the difference in the price that the franchisor gets and the commission that he gives to the franchisee who drives below his cost.

You can better avoid public free WiFi in public transport

July 15, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Nowadays you have internet almost everywhere and even without a data bundle it is fairly easy to enter a hotspot somewhere and use the free connection. Yet it is wiser to avoid them, also for the average user.

Snappcar comes with response after leak license plates and addresses of 50,000 users

July 14, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Last week, a journalist from RTL News pointed out SnappCar to unsecured access to data on the platform, via a so-called 'API'. SnappCar subsequently responded.

Arriva, Connexxion, EBS and Keolis in the IJssel-Vecht bus transport race

July 9, 2019 Gerrit Saey

Special attention in the tender goes to making bus transport more sustainable. The vehicles are given the new house style at the start of the new bus or train concession.

ACM has not convincingly proven that NS has a dominant position on HRN

July 7, 2019 Gerrit Saey

The Rotterdam District Court ruled on NS's appeal against the decision of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to impose a fine of more than € 40 million on NS. The ACM had imposed the fine because NS Read more

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