In the coming period, a German-Dutch consortium led by HAN Automotive Research will be working on the development of an innovative support system for docking truck / trailer combinations at distribution centers.


HAN recently formed a special team of people from six different departments of the school who will be investigating the demand for a Light Electric Vehicle (LEV).


De provincie Gelderland heeft in het kader van “Smart Industry” een startkapitaal van € 200.000, - toegezegd aan een nieuw testcentrum voor slim en schoon produceren van lichtgewicht componenten voor met name de automotive industrie. Aspecten als continue productie (24/7), massaproductie van composieten, Internet of Things (IoT) en Big Data zullen daarbij aan bod komen.


KIVI Gelderland Region, HAN Automotive and the Clean Mobility Center are organizing a seminar on Emission-less Driving on Wednesday 14 November 2018 from 12.00 - 18.30 at the Kleefse Waard Industrial Park, Westervoortsedijk 73, Arnhem.


TNO and HAN recently signed an agreement with which HAN will publish an open source framework for modeling and simulation.


HAN-AR has its own international magazine about the future of mobility, namely the International Journal of Driving Science. There, information in the area of ​​the cutting edge of automotive technology and human behavior will be shared.


De Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) heeft onlangs goedkeuring verleend aan twee DKTI projecten waaraan HAN Automotive research deelneemt. The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) recently approved two DKTI projects in which HAN Automotive research participates. ----


HAN-AR congratulates ANWB on their 135th anniversary. ANWB organized this celebration at the Hangar in valkenberg airfield on 15-june-2018. HAN-AR was pleased to be a part of this big celebration.


Another paper of ours on determining the level of road slipperiness using vehicle data was accepted by the ITS World Congress. The presentation is scheduled for September 19, 2018, in Copenhagen.


The second IJDS symposium will be organized on Friday 7 June 2019, following the ITS congress scheduled for 3 - 6 June 2019 in the Brainport area of Eindhoven - Helmond. Do not miss the IJDS symposium! We'll keep you informed about the venue and the call for abstracts.


Recently our paper on automated rearward docking was accepted by ITS International. The presentation is scheduled for September 20TH, 2018 in Copenhagen.


HAN-AR is awarded the project DALLAS, which is an acronym for ‘Dolly Application,Leading to Logistics being Advanced and Smart’. The pre-study DALLAS will investigate to what extent smart dolly’s may contribute to better efficiency, higher safety and sustainability in transport of heavy goods, with emphasis on terminals. Within DALLAS, HAN-AR works together with transport companies and a supplier of smart chassis systems.


During 16th to 19th April interim results of CEDR|FACLON project was presented at Transport Research Area conference in Vienna. The conference welcomed more than 3500 registered delegates and its main theme was ‘’A digital Era for Transport’’ emphasizing especially on Digitization, Automatization and Decarbonization.


In the attachment is an article writtern by Nick den Uijl on the advancements in welding technologies for the February issue of the Lastechiek. This document also serves as a backgroundtoaddress the inaugural of professor Van Ryemenant at K.U. Leuven.


On March 20, we organized a congress for the LNG-Pilots project with about 100 participants at HAN Automotive. The emphasis was on research and developments in the field of dual-fuel combustion process. A small amount of diesel fuel is used to ignite natural gas. The ultimate goal is to reduce the costs for the transport companies while simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions and reducing NOX and particle emissions.


HAN Automotive Research is pleased to invite you on Tuesday afternoon, March 20 in Arnhem where the state of affairs of the LNG Pilots project will be explained, with the emphasis on the dual fuel process. The goal of this project is to increase the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG). One of the components of the project is therefore the modification of trucks for the use of LNG. The project partners / transport companies in Germany need a system in which both 100% diesel and diesel gas can be used. After short presentations about the status of the project, the LNG situation and refueling, HAN Automotive will present the results of two sub-studies that aim to reduce the emission of unburned methane. New emission measurement equipment will also be demonstrated, with which the actual emissions of a truck can be measured on the road. The registrations close on 15-March-2018. We look forward to receiving you! Peter Mesman, HAN Automotive Research


HAN Automotive is celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year.


Together with The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement, the City of Rotterdam and the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW), the HAN University of Applied Research is proud to organize the 15th Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT) conference in Rotterdam. Their special responsibility is acting as scientific chair i.e. organizing and validating the scientific contents and contributions. Please download the leaflet for more information.We are hoping to meet you in Rotterdam.