TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO) is one of the major contract research organisations in Europe. With a staff of approximately 3000 and an annual turnover of 530 million Euros, TNO is carrying out research in order to achieve impact in the following units: Traffic & Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime, Strategic Analysis & Policy, Healthy Living, Energy, Circular Economy & Environment, Industry, Defence, Safety & Security.
TNO functions as an intermediary between basic research organisations and industry. By translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, TNO contributes to the innovation capacity of businesses and government. TNO is involved in many international projects (about 35% of the market turnover), including EU-funded collaborations.
In the research group of Integrated Vehicle Safety of the Traffic & Transport unit, the main activities are (intelligent) vehicle technology, cooperative and automated driving, intelligent transportation systems. Related teams in TNO work on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technology, road side technology, infrastructure technology, intelligent traffic management, environment and human factors in transport.
The laboratories of Integrated Vehicle Systems are situated on the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the Netherlands. The team has strong relations with university research groups that are active in the same area. TNO cooperates with the NTU (Nayang Technological University) Singapore in CETRAN (the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles) to develop and implement a safety assessment framework for connected automated vehicles. TNO implemented and demonstrated connected automated driving, based on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) and lateral control on the public road in the Netherlands (with the Dutch minister of Infrastructure and the Environment), as the first in the Netherlands.
TNO plays a strategic role in the development, integration and deployment of cooperative automated driving platforms, applications and services together with leading RTD (Research and Technological Development) and industries. TNO is secretary general of the EARPA (European Automotive Research Partners Association) and member of the EARPA foresight group Connectivity, Automation and Safety, and of the ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) Working Group “Road Transport Safety & Security”.
Main role in the project
TNO is responsible for the application and demonstration of the developed methods and procedures to the selected use cases.
In addition, TNO is contributing to the:
- Draft Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) requirement framework for use cases involving V2X communication;
- Develop an assessment method for V2X applications;
- Implementation of assessment method into concrete V2X testing procedures and tools for physical testing;
- Provision of expertise specifically for the V2X key enabling technology.