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Automotive industry

The Netherlands is a frontrunner in developing technologies that will define the traffic networks and systems of the coming decades. Brainport Eindhoven is the centre of gravity of the Dutch automotive industry.

Over fifty percent of the Dutch automotive industry is situated in Brainport Eindhoven. Smart (i.e. cooperative and autonomous) and green mobility have our main focus. Research into disruption in the automotive industry by consultancy bureau Roland Berger (automotive disruptor study) turns out that we are number one when it comes to research into and development of electric charging networks and investments in autonomous driving.

Automotive industry

Automotive industry in Brainport Eindhoven = smart and green

Ideal for developing, testing, implementing smart mobility

Our highly advanced infrastructure, dense traffic network, real-time traffic management and high 4G penetration rate make us ideally suited for developing, testing and implementing smart mobility applications. That is why the world’s first shockwave reduction project (applying car2x communication in ‘normal’ traffic) was introduced on a major public highway equipped with cooperative roadside units. Moreover, several city’s traffic lights are equipped with communication technology (4G and DSRC) to give personalized advice to improve traffic flow. And last but not least we are frontrunner in Truck platooning

Ideal for developing, testing, implementing electric mobility

The Netherlands is in poll position when it comes to implementing autonomous and electric driving according to consultancy bureau Roland Berger that compared eleven countries (i.a. USA, China and Germany). When it comes to infrastructure, regulations and drivers’ interest we rank number one. This position can be mainly subscribed to the fact that the Netherlands is not a classic car manufacturing country and therefore does not feel the need to defend existing structures and industry. This leads to an atmosphere of independent and open innovation in which all kinds of systems can be tested.

Automotive industry

Export of suppliers-products 88%
Export of Suppliers 44% to Germany
Total turnover €20B

Automotive industry

How Brainport Eindhoven reinforces your business

A global testbed on both green and smart mobility

Brainport Eindhoven is a global testbed on both green and smart mobility, with strong government support. There are various initiatives and facilities to make the region thé international testing environment of Europe. Diverse systems can be tested, because there is (almost) no influence or involvement of brand-bound activity as car manufacturers are independent.

Working together on and accelerating innovation

Organisations and knowledge institutes such as the Automotive Campus, TNO, NXP, TASS, TomTom, AutomotiveNL, TU/e and VDL are market-driven partners that develop and accelerate your innovations with you.

Many promising start-ups, ideal for technology spotting

A lot of promising start-ups and innovations can be found in Brainport Eindhoven because of its high amount of fundamental research, enabling technologies, accessible facilities, co-creation by companies and knowledge institutes and crosspollination from other sectors. This makes the region an ideal place for technology spotting.

Easy market access – soft landing and homologations

The Automotive Campus Helmond offers a national and international hotspot, meeting place and a potential business location for automotive business. Moreover, education at all levels can be found on the campus which offers companies direct access to a diverse talent pool. To experience the benefits of the automotive campus and get acquainted with the Dutch automotive and mobility ecosystem the campus offers a special partnership for foreign companies. Homologations Brainport Eindhoven can provide the final and independent verification of your product’s compliance against worldwide standards. Guarantee quality, reduce risk, speed time-to-market and increase product value.

Easy access to talent

Brainport Eindhoven offers you easy access to talent with a background in automotive. There are many automotive students at various levels and many ways to collaborate with them.

Automotive industry

World-class automotive suppliers, knowledge institutes and OEMs

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