The Swedish pilot was part of NordicWay2 project (2017-2020) and currently part of the NordicWay3 project’s (2019-2023) pilots running in the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The main objectives of the NordicWay Actions are to deploy pilot studies in order to further develop interoperable Day-1 and Day-1.5 C-ITS services and support infrastructure readiness for connected and automated driving in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
NordicWay 2 project (2017-2020):
- Contribute to the harmonisation and interoperability of the C-ITS services in Europe in line with requirements agreed by the C-Roads Platform.
- Support the deployment of new "Day-1” and “Day-1,5” C-ITS services in Nordic countries and extend its use in vital road freight transport routes subject to extreme weather conditions and in urban and interurban environments.
- Support the infrastructure readiness for connected and automated driving in Nordic countries in snowy and icy arctic conditions.
- Evaluation results (2020) include technical feasibility, ecosystem and business models, socio-economic impacts of the piloted Day-1 and Day-1.5 C-ITS services as well as the effect on users mobility and traffic behaviours and on public acceptance. Final evaluation results are available in www.nordicway.net.
NordicWay3 project (2019-2023) will continue to harmonise and build European C-ITS interoperability in the C-Roads Platform (www.nordicway.net).
Swedish national pilot
The Swedish NordicWay 2 Pilot covered C-ITS Day-1 and Day-1,5 services within urban and interurban areas
The pilot covers the design, implementation, test and evaluation of relevant Day-1 and Day-1,5 services within urban and interurban areas. By including a range of operating environments, from city streets to inter-urban motorways, the pilot will have the possibility to assess the viability of different applications on different types of road networks.
The pilot will be based on the use of a set of state-of-the-art passenger cars, public transport buses and heavy goods vehicles which will be equipped with appropriate driver interfaces and connected through clouds by cellular and, for certain applications, ETSI ITS-G5 communication technologies.
The aim of the Swedish pilot is to demonstrate the possibility to communicate between vehicles, infrastructure and clouds and to show the interoperability, scalability and flexibility of the NordicWay interchange network. This will be shown by testing Day-1 and Day-1,5 services.
C-ITS Day-1 services:
- Emergency vehicle approaching (EVA)
- Connected Traffic Signals including:
o Traffic signal priority request by designated vehicles (TSP)
o Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA)
- Hazardous Location notification (HLW): Roads works warning, emergency brake light, Emergency vehicle approaching and other hazards.
C-ITS Day-1,5 services:
- Traffic information and smart routing (TISR)
- Dynamic environmental zones
The NordicWay 3 pilot will build on NordicWay 2 and scale up the services to be implemented or close to implementation. The Swedish pilots will be carried out in close coordination with the other countries within NordicWay 3.
The pilot is cellular based and will thus be functional in most parts of Sweden as well as Norway, Finland and Denmark where the services are applicable. The Swedish pilot focuses on C-ITS piloting in the cities of Gothenburg, Stockholm, Södertälje and Uppsala including their access routes E6, E4, E20, E18 and RV40 which are all included in the Core Network and part of the Scandinavian – Mediterranean CEF corridor.
The Swedish Transport Administration and the following public and private organisations:
- Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
- Scania CV AB
- Volvo Car Corporation
- City of Gothenburg
- City of Stockholm
- VOLVO AB
- Kapsch TrafficCom AB
- Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
- Uppsala kommun
- Södertälje kommun
- Zenuity AB
- IBM Svenska AB
- Swarco Sverige AB
- Technolution AB
- Springworks AB
- Carmenta AB
- DB Schenker
- Veridict AB
- Statens Väg och Transportforskningsinstitut
- Mindconnect AB
- Chalmers University of Technology
- KTH - Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL)
- Combitech AB
- Triona AB
- RISE Interactive Institute AB
- NordicWay2 project started in 7th of February 2017 and ended in 31st of December 2020.
- NordicWay3 project started 1st of February 2019 and ends in 31st of December 2023.
Key Performance Indicators
The Swedish pilot will demonstrate the implemented C-ITS services in real traffic in the cities of Gothenburg, Stockholm, Södertälje and Uppsala including their access routes E6, E4, E20, E18 and RV40 which are all included in the Core Network and part of the Scandinavian – Mediterranean CEF corridor. The aim is to implement services that will operate seamless between all the NordicWay pilot sites. The Pilot plan which will specify this in detail is due in September 2018 and the pilots are planned to start in May 2019.