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Demonstration of automated tractor for winter road maintenance in the city of Stockholm

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 600 000
Project duration October 2021 - December 2022
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project has modified a vehicle for road operation including equipment for automation and construction a new brush model and brine spreader, tailored to the vehicle. In Stockholm, the project has demonstrated an early version of automated road operations and, in cooperation and reporting, focused on the central position of road operations in the future´s equal, safe and climate-efficient transport system.

Expected results and effects

- Demonstration showing the possibility of using a smaller "autonomous" machine to clear snow surfaces where larger machines cannot reach and to be able to clear snow more often. - Dialogue with the Swedish Transport Agency shows that the process for permits is delineated and defined. - Identification of efficiency-enhancing factors in the environment and systems points to the surrounding driver´s behavior and the condition of the vehicles, the operation procurement structure and the design of the infrastructure as important circumstances to work on.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has modified a vehicle for automation and constructed a new brush model and brine spreaders tailormade for the vehicle. In Stockholm, the project has demonstrated an early version of automated road operation and, in collaboration and reporting, focused on the central position of road operations in the future´s equal, safe and climate-efficient transport system. Dialogue with the Swedish Transport Agency shows that the permit process is delineated and defined. Efficiency-enhancing factors in the environment and system point to important circumstances to work on.

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Last updated 18 January 2023

Reference number 2021-03808

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