Rolled out in other urban areas
In 2016, the municipality of Amsterdam conducted research into the potential impact of autonomous transport in the city. It concluded that Amsterdam should test this kind of self-driving vehicle to gain experience in applying it and to discover the potential benefits and pitfalls.
The purpose of the test with Olli on Marineterrein Amsterdam is to do exactly that, and to learn from the results, which could lead to Olli also being rolled out in other urban areas and allow further research to be done. Can autonomous transport offer a solution to increasing traffic? Could a self-driving bus deliver packages? How do residents feel about this type of vehicle?
Marineterrein Amsterdam is a privately-owned site that is open to the public, but subject to bylaws and restricted traffic, making it the ideal testing ground for this autonomous, self-driving form of transport. With little traffic around and site rules that apply in addition to the normal rules for each public space, the Marineterrein provides optimal conditions to make the testing as safe and efficient as possible.