The Researchlab Automated Driving Delft (RADD) on the TU Delft campus offers space for experiments with automated transport in lifelike situations.
What we do
At the RADD, research is carried out on automated vehicles and their surroundings. The human interaction with these vehicles is particularly important to us. After all, if no one is going to use this technology, who are you going to develop it for? From this point of view, research is being carried out into various facets of automated driving, not just the technology. Examples include avoiding crossing people with automated vehicles, but also research into the effect of the driving behaviour of automated vehicles on people (e.g. motion sickness).
Why we do it
Automated transport of people and goods can help make traffic and transport more efficient, more accessible and safer. Much research is still needed to make automated transport possible in everyday practice. Technical and user acceptance, interaction with other traffic, responding to unexpected situations and integration into the mobility system. A great deal of research is done with computer models and in test laboratories, but in order to gain a really good insight, tests are also needed in real-life situations.
At the Green Village at TU Delft, Researchlab Automated Driving Delft has been using its research lab and test track since it opened in 2017. Both inside and outside the fence of this area we do conduct research with different vehicles in different circumstances, in cooperation with governments, companies and educational institutions. For more information see: www.raddelft.nl
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