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Dutch Automated Vehicle Initiative
General information
Category: Program
Category:Europe TNO
From 2013-11-01 to N/A In Progress
DAVI project website
Raymond Hoogendoorn

Dutch initiative to investigate, improve and demonstrate automated driving on public roads. Includes both Dutch and international partners. public sector, private sector, and academic partners. For this purpose, DAVI will develop automated vehicles equipped with all necessary technologies that enable the vehicle drive in automated mode on public roads.


  • Key research areas are:
    • Technology—Reliability of environment perception, track and road testing
    • Human factors—Mode transition, human machine interface, and behavioral data
    • Innovative, cooperative traffic management systems
    • Benefits assessment—safety, traffic efficiency, fuel economy, reliability


DAVI develops automated vehicles in collaborative projects. These vehicles will be tested extensively on a test track, on closed roads and in mixed traffic on public roads. The reliability of the used technology will be tested and improved under different weather conditions or driving conditions with different complexity levels.

The human interaction with the automated vehicle will be assessed systematically. Behavioural data will be used to develop and validate traffic flow models.

Different traffic management strategies for automated vehicles will be evaluated by performing large scale traffic simulations.

Related Projects

WEpods, S4DRIVE, SafeVRU


Core Group: Technical University of Delft, Connekt, TNO, AutomotiveNL

Charter Partners: Fontys, Hanzehogeschool Groningen University of Applied Sciences, Imtech, Mapscape, NXP, SKF, SWOV, Technolution, TOYOTA, Trinité automation, TRL, University of Groningen, University of Leeds, Vislab, Royal Haskoning DHV, CBR, University of Southampton, National Intruments, AND, Tass International.

Budget / Funding