Contact information

Finnish Transport Agency

Project Manager

Alina Koskela

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Finnish Transport Agency

Juho Meriläinen

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Finnish Transport Agency offers an array of services on E8 - Aurora.

1. Aurora Positioning Service

The Aurora positioning service is provided by the National Land Survey of Finland. The positioning service covers the Aurora intelligent road as well as the extended intelligent corridor from Kolari to Kilpisjärvi on the main road E8. Positioning service utilises Finnref correction stations and network RTK methods to solve the distance-dependent errors caused by the user distance to the reference stations. RTK methods differ in where the corrections to the observations are applied (in the user receiver or in the processing center) and how the location of the individualized virtual reference station is given.

The Aurora Positioning Service is available free of charge for test and piloting purposes of intelligent transport systems, automated and connected vehicles as well as intelligent infrastructure asset management. The accuracy of the positioning service is down even to 1 - 5 cm.

In order to get detailed instructions as well as an access to the Aurora Positioning Service, contact Ms. Alina Koskela. Remember to include a description of your test plan and details for usage purposes of the positioning service in your inquiry.

2. Snowbox test vehicle & warm shed

Snowbox test vehicle is available and intended for R&D purposes in Infra Challenge. The vehicle itself is a MercedesBenz Vito with lengthened tail. The high need for electricity and arctic conditions have been taken into account in the extensive instrumentation of the vehicle.

If you are interested in hiring the vehicle, you can check the availability of Snowbox test vehicle here. For bookings and additional information on the vehicle, please contact Mr. Juho Meriläinen.

Snowbox test vehicle is held in a warm shed which can also be used while hiring the vehicle.

3. Cold Shed

For trial and test purposes, a cold shed is also available for storing equipment while hiring Snowbox test vehicle. The cold shed is approximately 50m2. If you are interested in hiring the space, you can check its availability here. For bookings and additional information on the space, please contact Mr. Juho Meriläinen.

4. Support Staff

Support Staff available (electrician, traffic management and traffic management’s support).

5. Dedicated network

Wireless, dedicated network available in the whole area, SIM cards available.

6. 5G testing possible

Page updated 09.01.2018