Alternative fuels. Hyperlight materials. Electric engines. Or fast charging systems. Green mobility is the perfect way for the automotive sector to cut down on CO2 emissions and to reach the climate goals. Especially in Europe, where there are strict CO2-emission regulations, developing sustainable solutions has the highest priority. The businesses at the Automotive Campus are at the head of the charge, both nationally and internationally. In our open community in the middle of the high-tech Brainport region, sharing knowledge and collaboration between businesses, knowledge institutes, and student teams play a central role. The campus is the starting point for innovations that will change the world of mobility.
At the Automotive Campus you will find the best of the best when it comes to green mobility. For example, Lightyear, the company that developed the very first car that charges itself using solar power. TNO, who in collaboration with the government and companies both on and off campus is introducing autonomous vehicles to public roads. And VDL, which together with DAF is bringing electric trucks to the market, and in collaboration with a student team is making trucks fuelled by formic acid. The future of the automotive industry starts when businesses, knowledge institutes, and students join forces and share knowledge.
The Automotive Campus has everything needed to thoroughly test new mobility solutions. Europe's largest rolling road, hyper modern labs, and a hydrogen filling station. The A270 motorway runs right by the campus, and has been outfitted with cameras and Wi-Fi beacons to become a permanent real-life testing ground. There are also hundreds of green and smart mobility activities held every year. Here, businesses, researchers, and technicians can meet and inspire one another. This is often the start of effective partnerships.