AutoRAIThe Dutch auto industry stages its bi-annual AutoRAI in Amsterdam April 13 through April 23, 2011.

More than 80 percent of all brands represented in the Netherlands have already signed up for the event, which features test tracks, demonstrations of new technologies, a special 4x4 trail and the opportunity to test drive a range of electric cars.

The most recent AutoRAI took place in April, 2009, and was attended by some 220,000 visitors.

The 2009 show, reflecting the tough times in the car industry, adopted a new format. Most exhibition stands hada standard format and across most of the exhibition space cars were grouped by segment rather than by brand.

The show featured a record 575 cars, up from about 350 in previous years.