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11-7-2011: Euro Commissioner of Research, Innovation and Science visits TU Delft and drives Superbus

Monday July 11th TU Delft had the honour of hosting the European Commissioner of Research, Innovation and Science, Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn. She was accompanied by the Dutch deputy minister of education, Mr. Zijlstra. They visited several sites on the TU Delft campus. Transport over the campus was done by Superbus. Thereby they became the first official passengers of Superbus.

 

Superbus was driven by its Chief Vehicle Designer, Antonia Terzi. Furthermore Wubbo Ockels, the inventor of Superbus and Dirk-Jan van den Berg, the chairman of the board of TU Delft and several other members of the visiting delegation joined as well. The first part of the drive took place on the part of campus where some think there must be running a tram in the future. We have a better suggestion..... 

 

The pictures below give an impresson of the ride. Some interesting footage of the visit can be seen in these two videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyG6P_P2958 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxuzy8XH4tw.

 

 

 

 

The delegation arrives and is being welcomed by Wubbo Ockels

 

 

On their way to Superbus

 

 

A look inside Superbus by the commissioner

 

 

Mr. Zijlstra in discussion with Antonia Terzi

 

 

 

Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn and Mr.Zijlstra strapping in for an interesting ride

 

 

At the other side of the campus Wubbo Ockels gives some in depth explanation on the Superbus transport concept

 

 

Of course security was well take care of

 

 

Cairman of the board of TU Delft, Dirk-Jan van den Berg is carefully inspecting Superbus