25 Apr 19
News

Mobility and safety recognised in Belgium

At the Belfius (Bank) Smart Belgium Awards yesterday, three of the Awards went to projects involving mobility/transport. The competition is now in its third edition, and started life under the name of ‘Smart Cities’ but has broadened out to include other initiatives.

The award for cities with more than 30,000 inhabitants went to Ghent for Gent/TMaas (Traffic Management as a Service), a mobility solution enabling citizens to move about easily within and around the city with the most suitable mode of transport.

The public prize went to VRKeer, from the University of Ghent and Odisee St. Nicolas. They have developed a safety system which enables children to visualise traffic situations in real time thanks to virtual reality, using VR headsets.

And finally, supermarket chain Colruyt won the large company award for a new system allowing it to transport fresh goods more efficiently using liquid ice.

(Image of  Ghent: public domain)

Authored by: Tim Harrup