The Terhills site can be regarded as a small city with specific mobility challenges. The closed mobility loop - a shuttle route of 4.2 kilometres - connects the different attractions and turns the site into an interesting testing ground to trial various innovative mobility solutions combined in a controlled environment.

The mobility project responds to a number of issues:

  • The safe testing, application and roll-out of autonomous mobility technology as an important and fast-growing trend in future urban transport systems (creating a Living Lab environment).
  • Investigating the interaction with users: from mapping transport needs to feedback analyses.
  • The use of subsystems for different transport solutions and their mutual coordination.
  • Research and construction of required infrastructure for electric and autonomous vehicles.
  • Developing the necessary connectivity between infrastructure, vehicles and users to estimate capacity and monitor and control user-behaviour.
  • The development of a business model for the sustainable exploitation of the various mobility solutions.


Project partners

As a promoter, LRM is collaborating with Flanders Make and De Lijn for this pilot project.

Autonome shuttle

Vanaf november 2022 kunnen bezoekers en verblijfsgasten op de toeristische hotspot Terhills in Dilsen-Stokkem en Maasmechelen gratis gebruikmaken van zelfrijdende shuttles om zich te verplaatsen binnen de uitgestrekte site. De shuttles rijden 7 dagen op 7, van 10.30 u tot 18.30 u. Ze komen ongeveer om de 10 minuten bij elke halte langs en bieden plaats aan 12 personen.

 

Elektrische steps

Bezoekers en verblijfsgasten kunnen zich op de uitgestrekte site ook verplaatsen met de gloednieuwe elektrische steps aan de hand van de Terhills-app. De app zorgt voor de ontgrendeling en de betaling van de step.