Terberg is an innovation partner of Living Lab Autonomous Transport Zeeland. During this three-year project, Terberg will deploy one of its AutoTUG™ automated vehicles at both a terminal and on a public road. The Living Lab project provides a unique opportunity to further develop the company's vehicle technology and also to strengthen the position of the logistics industry in the Province of Zeeland, in the south-west of the Netherlands. This will be the first time in the Netherlands that a self-driving truck operates on the public road.
Living Lab is an innovation project managed by Zeeland Connect, an independent network of businesses, research institutes and the public sector which aims to strengthen the logistics sector in Zeeland. The projects give SMEs an opportunity to learn about innovative technologies and their applications. Living Lab started on 1 November 2019, supported by an EU grant, and runs through to 1 January 2023. This project gives businesses, public sector bodies, road operators and research institutes new opportunities to analyse and test autonomous transport operations in a controlled, realistic environment.
Real-life autonomous transport
Terberg is taking part in two pilots with mixed traffic in real-life logistics operations. A Terberg AutoTUG™ autonomous vehicle will drive between the quay and the container stack at the terminal of Kloosterboer Vlissingen BV, a logistics services provider. This vehicle will also operate on the public highway, on the 3.3 km route between the Kloosterboer terminal and MSP Onions, a leading exporter of onions and potatoes. This will provide an opportunity to identify traffic risks, improve technology and optimise safety measures.