Systems for autonomous mobility operate in complex environments and they need to be tested in real situations such as rough weather and mixed traffic. Test sites with different configurations for landbased, urban, maritime and airborne mobility solutions have been established in Norway.
SAMS Norway collaborate with several test sites in Norway. The sites are established in Kongsberg, Herøya, Trondheim, Ålesund and Horten.
Telemark Ring is planned as a 3000 m high-speed track with test areas, control center, workshops, garages, meeting rooms and visitor facilities. Construction from 2023. The site is close to the E134 trunk road, between the towns Notodden and Kongsberg.
Contact: John Terje Veseth, Prosjektleder – Telemark Ring
Mob 91357811 / E-post John Terje Veseth
Testsite Kongsberg City&Lab is a national and international test site for autonomous transportation on roads. The main goal is to contribute to sustainable transport solutions that are attractive, profitable and accessible to all. Since 2016 there have been demonstrated, piloted and developed opportunities for self-driving first-last mile minibus transport. The Public Transport Administrator (PTA) Brakar AS now runs the world’s most advanced route for autonomous bus transport, in ordinary scheduled operations in Kongsberg.
Herøya Industrial Park is one of the largest industrial parks in Norway and is situated in the municipality of Porsgrunn in Telemark, 150 km south of Oslo. With its strategic location on the south coast of Norway, Herøya Industrial Park is the best choice for export companies and anyone else who needs fast, efficient links with Europe and the rest of the world.
The Norwegian test area for seagoing autonomous vessels is located in the 3rd longest fjord in Norway – Trondheimsfjorden. The area is ideally suited for testing of autonomy, as seagoing traffic is relatively low, and access to scientific resources high.
Norway and the technology environment in Horten, with the Norwegian Defence Research Institute and Kongsberg Maritime, have been a pioneer in the field of maritime autonomous technology. Test site Horten is a fully open autonomous maritime test site.
The test arena is open for any student, researched or company who needs infrastructure to test their programs, algorithms, sensor, radars or navigational algorithms. USN offers services to facilitate the testing and verification in addition to research services.
Storfjord in Sunnmøre region was established as a test area for autonomous ships in 2018, with an agreement between the Norwegian Maritime Authority, the Coastal Administration and GCE Blue Maritime.
The goal is to facilitate the testing of new concepts and full-scale programs related to autonomous vessels in Storfjord, in Sunnmøre, and adjacent fjords in Møre and Romsdal.
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