Customisation for ITS testing

RDW - the Netherlands Vehicle Authority - proactively seeks cooperation with partners who aim to develop, test – and road-test - these smart technologies. To enable the safe testing of intelligent systems on Dutch roads the RDW has developed the admittance procedure ITS, with input from the ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the national aerospace laboratory NLR, and Delft University of Technology.

Stages in the admittance procedure

The admittance procedure ITS is based on a method whereby confidence is accrued gradually, step by step and in a repetitive manner. It is based on a wide-ranging risk analysis. Before permitting practical road testing, the RDW checks all applications of new technologies and functionalities, step by step:

  1. Intake  
  2. Desk research 
  3. Testing on a closed proven ground 
  4. Admittance based on an exemption 

The admittance procedure ITS evaluates the correct operation of new technologies and functionalities in vehicles. Confidence in the safe and functional operation must be clearly demonstrated here. The written evaluation and risk analysis is followed by testing on a secure track. This must comply with certain conditions and requires an exemption.

Getting practical experience with ITS?

For practical experience with ITS go to the web page ‘Application for practical experience ITS’, where you can make an application.
If you have specific questions about the admittance procedure or submitting an application, our experts will be happy to discuss matters. Please contact them by using our webform for ITS questions.