On April 2, during his working visit to the Kingdom of Netherlands, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov visited the Automotive Campus in Helmond.
The Automotive Campus is a national and international hotspot, meeting point and business centre for the automotive business and was founded by Volvo.
In the seventies, Volvo acquired the production facility of DAF passenger cars and established its business in Helmond. In 2003, TNO Automotive, the Netherlands independent research organization specializing in applied sciences, also moved to the area. The growing business park begun to expand. The more companies joined, the clearer the value of sharing knowledge and working together became. These companies, from large multinational corporations to small enterprises, pursued the same goal: to change the automotive sector with the help of innovative technology and solutions.
Today, more than 600 people, as well as about 500 students work in the campus.
Minnikhanov was told about the history of the automotive campus, as well as its prospects.
A more detailed presentation was made about one of the companies – residents of the Automobile Campus – Traffic Innovation Center. The company is engaged in testing solutions in the field of traffic.
During the presentation and business communication, Minnikhanov was also briefly informed about preparations for the 13th ITS European Congress.
Minnikhanov and members of Tatarstan delegation got acquainted with the activities of one of five regional traffic control centres. It was reported during the presentation that several thousand cameras are installed on the roads of the country, data from which are constantly being transmitted to regional centres. This makes it possible to quickly respond to traffic accidents, to regulate the flow of vehicles, as well as to limit the speed of traffic.