Test Ecosystem

The Aurora test ecosystem facilitates testing of intelligent transport and infrastructure solutions in all conditions including extreme weather. The test ecosystem is open to all interested parties conducting testing and trialling.

Tests and trials can be carried out on the Aurora Borealis corridor on E8. On the Finnish side this includes 10 km public road test section from Pahtonen to Muonio that is instrumented to support especially connected and automated driving trials in real traffic. Get familiarised with the physical equipment of the test section here.

Basic Infrastructure at your disposal

  • Access and distribution switches (in equipment shelters) providing tester-specific private VLAN and dedicated ports, as well as the teleoperators’ routers
  • Heated equipment shelter, where testers can install their own equipment.
  • Electricity, fibre (covering the 10 km road) and internet connection (100/100 Mb inner and 10 Mb outer network) available
  • Cable protective pipes (Ø 110 mm, inner pipe Ø 100 mm) under and along the road can be used for installing additional cables if needed. Cable manholes (connection to electricity and fibre) and electric distribution centres
  • Test equipment can be installed in equipment shelters, masts, poles, as well as
  • in and along the road
  • On a 1.5 km stretch along the road there are fixed stands on which, for example, marker posts and ploughing poles or the equipment required for testing may be installed

In Finland automated vehicle trials can be carried out among other traffic as the current Finnish legislation already facilitates advanced automation on public roads. More information about automated vehicle trials on Finnish publis roads can be found here.

Interested to utilise the public test section and its services? Contact Reija Viinanen, Director of Aurora Collaboration (firstname.lastname@fta.fi).

Page updated 09.01.2018