On the 25th of April the STAD consortium was welcomed at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) in Amsterdam together who co-hosted the spring meeting of the STAD project together with the city of Amsterdam.
During the event presentations of both the partners of the STAD project as well as the first progress report from the PhD’s was provided to better understand and align the discussions between partners and researchers within the project.
The meeting kicked-off with a general presentation from Bart van Arem introducing the project as well as discussing a couple of projectmanagement items. This was followed by a presentation from Taede Tillema from KiM who presented their study on paths to the self-driving future. This was followed by a presentation of Anne Blankert from the city of Amsterdam presentation their progress and discussions regarding Automated Driving. This was followed by a presentation from the province of North-Holland about their activities within this domain.
After a short break the PhD’s started to introduce their progress and developments per workpackage.
- Baiba Pudane presented her framework development for WP1
- Anirudh Bhoopalam presented his progress regarding Truck Platooning a major part of his work in WP2
- This was followed by a presentation from Bahman Madadi on his case study of the city of Delft and the impact on the network when Automated Driving is considered as part of WP3.
- After a short break Pablo Nunez Velasco demonstrated his progress regarding the work done on virtual reality and possibilities to perform tests on interaction between pedestrians and automated vehicles.
- Francis Ostermeijer showed his first insights with respect to the spatial and economical impacts of automated driving part of WP5
- Reanne Boersma concluded this session by presenting first lessons learnt from the performed case studies and intended progress for WP7
The meeting was concluded with drinks afterwards to discuss between the partners of the project further potential cooperation and further detailing of research needs and how these can be incorporated.