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ITS Perception joins as innovation partner in the E8 Borealis project
ITS Perception provides a system for detecting objects along or in the roadway. LiDAR sensors combined with a smart presentation system will give the road authorities new opportunities to monitor particularly exposed road sections and possibly notify road-users in the vicinity. By using artificial intelligence, the system can learn to recognize different objects such as e.g. vehicles, animals and soft road-users regardless of lighting conditions.
With the research and development programe Borealis, a 40-kilometre-long stretch of the E8 in Skibotndalen is becoming a national test laboratory for new technology. This is where the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) tests and develops Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). ITS is an umbrella term covering technology and computer systems in the transport sector. In an ITS system, communication can flow from one vehicle to another, from the vehicle to the roadway or from the roadway to the vehicle.
Examples of ITS technology include real-time information about the weather, road surface conditions and traffic accidents, automatic scanning of the vehicle’s brakes, and warnings of wildlife or other obstacles on the roadway.
Demanding winter road
The E8 from Skibotn to Kilpisjärvi is one of five Norwegian road sections selected as pilots for the development and testing of ITS solutions in Norway. This road was selected for its socio-economic significance. It is a road with demanding winter conditions and a large share of heavy vehicles; 26 percent of all traffic. This share of heavy vehicles has increased by more than 70 percent since 2010.