Events aren’t our only strength. By the end of 2016, local and national governments were interested in what we were doing. And that’s when we realised – if our services can help traffic at events, why not use them for traffic in general?
Movement Made Easy
We began with some pilots for Rijkswaterstaat, our national ministry for traffic and waterways. This proved hugely successful, leading to us presenting Livecrowd and our results at various major mobility events around the country.
Now, we’re working with cities, national governments and even Schiphol airport on issues of digital traffic management. A large part of this involves us ensuring that the right information is present on Waze and Google Maps, as not only business but our whole country functions better with a flowing traffic network.
Additionally, we’re heavily involved in real-time traffic management. Often, the (local) government needs to close a road. Odds are these are roads that are in heavy use. That’s where we come in. We devise solutions that enable the government to close these roads for a specific time frame while still enabling the free flow of traffic on other roads. This is an increasingly important safety issue in the Netherlands, especially considering that national roads are undergoing major overhauls until 2022.
In 2018, COMOL5 commenced road renovations and construction on the ‘RijnlandRoute’ in the Netherlands. The RijnlandRoute will be crucial to Dutch infrastructure which ensures there is a good road connection between the A44 by Katwijk and the A4 near Leiden. The project is set to be completed in 2022.
COMOL5 asked us to support various aspects of this project. Passers-by, road users and local residents that live in the vicinity of the RijnlandRoute are all impacted by this project. We provide these people with information about construction progress, as well as information about the scheduled closure of roads. Besides that, we also show them the progress of construction work and the milestones reached, using engaging (video) content. Finally, we also answer questions that people may have about the project.