Rijkswaterstaat works daily on an accessible Netherlands. We do this not only through the construction of new roads and waterways, but also through more efficient use of existing infrastructure. Innovative systems for travel information and traffic management can help us. At present we are working – in coordination with Germany and Austria – on the introduction of a number of cooperative ITS services on a so-called ‘corridor’, the route that runs from Rotterdam, via Breda, Tilburg and Eindhoven to Venlo (A16 – A58 – A2 – A67 ): V-tron has stepped in as an HMI (Human Interface) supplier. V-tron provides the interface towards the driver. If there are reports from the roadside (A16 – A58 – A67), this is shown to the driver in the ZOOF app and he / she can adjust her driving behavior accordingly. More information about this project can be found on the site of the ITS Corridor.
ZOOF is an app for iPhone and Android phones that advises you as a road user on the optimal driving speed, about handling at entry and exit lanes and about your following distance after traffic jams. With ZOOF you score points by following these advice, which you can exchange for nice rewards with the partners of ZOOF. Currently ZOOF is only available for A67 and A58, allowing you to drive from Tilburg to Eindhoven and Venlo with ZOOF. ZOOF is a product that results from a collaboration between the regional governmental authority BBZOB (Beter Benutten Zuid-Oost Brabant), SRE (Samenwerkingsverband Regio Eindhoven), the Province of Noord-Brabant and the business community. Together, the government and the business community are going to improve flow on the Dutch motorways. Within the projects Brabant InCar III and Spookfiles A58, ZOOF carries out a test on behalf of the government on the A67 and A58, which focuses on improving this flow. You can participate in this trial! ZOOF can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple AppStore. Register via the app, start your route and score those ZOOFies! More information about this project can be found on the ZOOF website.