• Prologue

    Promoting real Life Observations for Gaining Understanding of road user behaviour in Europe


Regional workshop for Dutch speaking regions

The PROLOGUE regional workshop in the Netherlands introduced the Naturalistic Driving method and illustrated its potential benefits for road safety, for environmental issues and for traffic management applications to Dutch and Flemish stakeholders. The audience consisted of national and regional policy makers, representatives of the research and consulting community, the police, interest organizations, and various industries such as car industry, insurance and navigation systems.

The aim was to get a greater insight into the interests and knowledge gaps in those various areas, to make the audience become acquainted with the potential application areas of Naturalistic Driving.

The workshop took place on 23 November 2010 in Rotterdam (NL) and the programme included five presentations and two discussion sessions. A total of 44 people attended the workshop. The working language was Dutch.


10:30 Welcome & Introduction Rob Eenink
11:00 Naturalistic Driving: what for? International ex-amples Nicole van Nes
11:20 Naturalistic Driving: measuring inside and out-side the vehicle Marika Hoedemaeker
11:40 Discussion based on various theses Chaired by Han Tonnon
12:15 Lunch  
13:15 Applications for an insurance company Adriaan Heino
13:40 Applications related to environmental effects of traffic Richard Smokers
14:05 Applications for throughput and accessibility Geert Wets
14:30 Coffee break  
14:50 Inventory of participants' areas of interest (questionnaire)  
15:00 Paneldiscussion Chaired by Han Tonnon
15:55 Closing remarks Rob Eenink
16:00 END  

Last update: April 15, 2011