KPN has been involved with testing the possibilities of automated and connected driving. To this end, the first 5G technologies have been activated on KPN’s mobile network and allow tests on the A270 between Helmond and Eindhoven; the 5G field lab.

In this field lab, tests are being done with traffic lights and communication with cars (also alarming them to slow down or speed up). Furthermore, KPN aims to facilitate both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) (or even individuals) as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. This contains; connecting cars with all electronic traffic equipment, data of the traffic control agencies (Rijkswaterstaat), and the mobile network of KPN (of individuals). A key factor is to manage the variable of mixed traffic; automated cars should be able to adapt to unexpected behavior of for example pedestrians and bikers. Ultimately we aim to improve traffic flow and safety on the road.

Therefore, we are looking for innovative solutions in these specific area’s:

In-car applications to optimize driving and safety
Driver diagnostics, computer vision cams, augmented reality dashboards, driver assistance systems, and digital registration.

Connected Technology based on AI or IoT
Solutions that enable connectivity either on 4G or 5G networks, or other disruptive connectivity solutions complementary to 4G or 5G.

Traffic and fleet management
Solutions enabling connectivity from multiple data sources by using for example sensor technologies, not including platform solutions.

If your solutions match with one (or more) of the described above, we would like to invite you for a one on one speed date session with our KPN experts on Smart Mobility in Venture Café Rotterdam.

Want to become one of the selected startups? Then buy a ticket on Eventbrite and e-mail to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com before 21:00 CEST on the 2nd of September with a short introduction (in English) of your business solutions.

We will announce at the 5th of September which four Startups are selected for speed dating.

September 12, 2019