The transport ministers from the 28 EU member states, who join the Informal Transport Council, were invited to take one of these self-driving cars and vehicles and to drive to their next destination: the Innovation Expo on and around the EYE site in Amsterdam.
The Innovation Expo is a large-scale event and a network of over 4,000 entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics and people who are inventive by nature. Start-ups, CEOs, scientists and ministers mingled around 200 innovations bringing solutions to global challenges. Top speakers spotlighted innovations and technological breakthroughs with the power to change the future. Members of the network meet bi-annually to check on progress.
At the Innovation Expo, the European Truck Platooning Challenge was positioned on the Mobility & Infrastructure Plaza. This was the scene for showing innovative, sustainable solutions for mobility and mobility infrastructure. Visitors could watch a mood film about platooning: technical aspects, test driving and benefits, plus unique footage of the landing of the first European Truck Platooning Challenge on 6 Apil, Maasvlakte II, Rotterdam.
Here you will find an impression of the Experience.