With pollution and global warming threatening the planet, is it really sensible to promote mobility? How does today’s mobility affect tomorrow’s world? In a world in which everything is interconnected, making the right decisions isn’t easy. Choices made on one side of the globe affect the living conditions, the lives and the future of people on the other side.
The main objective of green mobility is to reduce CO₂emissions. Europe has the strictest regulations for motor vehicles in the world. Innovation, technology and mobility must go hand in hand in countries as densely populated as the Netherlands, where urban mobility, urban planning and environmentally friendly transport solutions are expected to contribute to the quality of life and smart and clean high-tech cars, lorries and busses are a given.
The Dutch have a knack for developing high-tech products and components and finding creative solutions to even the most challenging problems. Solutions to limit CO₂emissions, for example, range from making lighter cars and hybrid powertrains to developing smart aerodynamic solutions.
The next quantum leap in automobile technology is vehicle-to-vehicle communication: systems that enable cars to communicate with each other. At Automotive Campus NL in Helmond near Eindhoven, numerous automotive companies are working together on smart green mobility solutions.
The Dutch automotive sector needs 4,000 engineers a year in order to make these bold steps in smart and green mobility reality. It’s therefore not surprising that the Dutch automotive training programmes provided by for example TU/e, Fontys and ROC in Eindhoven are gaining in popularity.