VTT to develop intelligent transport systems in cooperation with ITS Russia

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VTT to develop intelligent transport systems in cooperation with ITS Russia

August 21, 2017 - 07:50
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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and ITS Russia have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS).

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and ITS Russia have signed a partnership agreement Source VTT

The objective of Project CAVLANE is to develop new services, products and standards for border crossings in particular. Businesses from all over Europe are hoped to join the partnership.

CAVLANE is linked to an initiative of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade to create a roadmap for transport solutions that support automated driving as well as to the Autonet-2 scientific and technical initiative. “The goal is to promote automated driving and therefore to prepare for the advent of robotic cars with varying degrees of autonomy. VTT has a long history of developing the reliability and safety of autonomous cars”, says Executive Vice President, Erja Turunen from VTT.

New intelligent services increase road safety, improve logistics, boost businesses’ competitiveness and create markets for new innovations.

The project involves, for example, testing ITS services for drivers before and after border crossings, such as queue cautions that are hoped to make traffic flow more smoothly at the Nuijamaa border crossing point and standardised EU V2V warning messages.

The aim is to link CAVLANE to an ITS route sponsored by the Russian Government, which would begin from the biggest cities in Finland and run via Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and China.