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Antwerp (Flanders) tests self-driving cars

Antwerp (Flanders) will serve as a test zone for autonomous highways and self-driving cars, using innovative technologies to tackle several traffic problems. 

One of the lucky five

Together with cities in France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, Antwerp was selected to join the European project. An investment of EUR 3.4 million is granted to build autonomous highways around Antwerp. The new roads will be equipped with sensors, communicating with self-driving cars. In this way, both traffic jams and accidents can be reduced. 

Flanders as an innovation front-runner

Its dense road network and expertise in intelligent mobility, made Flanders a logical partner for the project. As a central logistics hub in Europe, Flanders constantly invests in efficient transport, for example with imec’s innovative chip. Philippe Muyters, minister of innovation in Flanders, is excited: “Autonomous highways will soon become the ‛new normal’. By joining this project, we confirm our pioneering position in the field.” 

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De Redactie
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Gazet van Antwerpen
3 July 2017

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