Are selfdriving vehicles allowed on Dutch roads?

The Cabinet has approved a change in the law to allow large-scale testing with self-driving cars and lorries on public roads.

Various parties have already expressed their interest. For example, knowledge institute TNO, DAF, the Rotterdam Port Authority and the Dutch Association for Transport and Logistics (TLN) are part of a group that is preparing to test autonomous lorries. At the same time, the province of Gelderland and Wageningen University & Research Centre are exploring the scope for self-driving vehicles in the Wageningen 'Food Valley' area. In July 2016, the bus lane between Schiphol Airport and Haarlem saw the first operational test run by a self-driving bus outside a closed test course. Self-driving vehicles must be approved by the Road Transport Agency (RDW).