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Autonomous car reaches 70 kilometers per hour on test track

With a small passenger car that can drive up to 72 kilometers per hour without a driver and is stopped remotely, the province and partners are taking a new step in the development of autonomous transport on the road this autumn. Hive.mobility partners province of Groningen and robotTUNER, together with DroneHub GAE, used an old …

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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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Sailing without a skipper with the bicycle ferry near Drachten

Fancy a minor cycling trip in the vicinity of the town of Drachten?That will soon be possible thanks to a bicycle ferry between the small towns of De Wilgen and Opeinde, which shall extend the existing ferry route around the De Alde Feanen National Park. The municipality of Smallingerland – in collaboration with the Province …

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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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