Choose Sweden as your arena for developing the future of transports
With ITS, future transports will be more efficient, safer and gentler on the environment.
When developing ITS solutions and services, transforming ideas into
reality is dependent on the ability to test innovations. This is a hurdle in many
In Sweden, there are unique possibilities for those who want to test their ITS
ideas. Four test arenas, each with a unique focus, work together to offer a broad
concept for ITS development.
This concept, “Test Sites of Sweden”, is the common platform for the cooperation.
The four operators are ITSdalarna, Kista Science City, Lindholmen Science
Park and NetPort.Karlshamn. The cooperation is coordinated by ITS-Sweden.
The ITSdalarna cluster has built the test arena TDA E16 allowing roadside tests and demonstrations.
It is a permanent arena with test sites adjacent to European Highway E16. Service is offered
to anyone wanting to use the arena. Traffic volume, weather sensors, traffic cameras, safe parking,
travel planning for tourists, rural ITS and other tests can be performed.
Kista Science City
ITS development in Kista Science City is influenced by Stockholm’s need for innovative traffic solutions.
Here, the focus is on developing and testing new services that enable people to make smarter choices
when to travel – or not. Located here are the global headquarters for Ericsson, creator of future communication
solutions and IBM, creator of Stockholm’s congestion tax system, as well as The University of
Stockholm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and over 1000 ICT researchers, prepared to do their part
for future ITS successes.
Lindholmen Science Park
The heart of the Swedish vehicle cluster is located in Western Sweden. Lindholmen Science Park in
Gothenburg operates several test environments for larger pilot, test and demonstration projects within
ITS, in cooperation with many partners, both Swedish and international. A large number of ITS
programs and projects are operated at Lindholmen:
- Test Site Sweden,
- Visual Arena.
The test area for NetPort.Karlshamn covers Sweden’s southernmost counties, Skåne and
Blekinge. The area is primarily focused on the development of intelligent systems for
information handling in traffic, transports, goods and logistics.
Cooperation between different modes of transport is an important element, as is the
development of transactions and payment solutions in a mobile, international and competitive