The Finnish test site is a small-scale functional test site in the city of Tampere in southern Finland. The test site is operated by VTT and it is supported by the City of Tampere. The tests will be conducted on public roads as well as on a closed test track. The test site covers the Tampere urban roads and parts of the motorway E63 south-east of the city. The test track owned by Nokian Tyres is being used as well.
Due to the subarctic winters, aspects of heavy vehicle and passenger car safety under harsh climate conditions can be investigated. State-of-the-art automatic detection of road weather and surface friction, and road weather forecasts and warnings are utilised. Due to Finland’s commitment to mobile telephony the test site is equipped with state of the art cellular communications technology.
Please also see the technical specification and map for the Tampere test site.
Test site events
Media invited to winter tests
VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland arranges a press conference at the winter test site of DRIVE C2X on December 12 . In the press conference, the project consortium will be represented by Mr. Matthias Schulze, Senior Manager, Driver Support, Daimler together with research scientists. In the end of the press conference the representatives of the media will have a possibility to experience in practice how cars communicate slipperiness of the road to the driver.
DRIVE C2X partners have been carrying out DRIVE C2X winter tests in Tampere, Finland in which they were testing the Weather Warning (WW) function providing drivers with a warning on slippery road conditions ahead. Three DRIVE C2X vehicles are in use for these tests: Opel Insignia, Volvo V70 and Mercedes 500.
With the end of these tests, the project celebrates the successful conclusion of all DRIVE C2X testing activities during an extensive testing period carried out in Germany, Italy, France Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland.
Winter tests in Finland
DRIVE C2X partners have been carrying out winter tests in Tampere, Finland in December. Partners were testing the Weather Warning (WW) function providing drivers with a warning on slippery road conditions ahead. DRIVE C2X used the opportunity to test the systems under harsh winter weather conditions.
Three DRIVE C2X vehicles are in use for these tests: Opel Insignia, Volvo V70 and Mercedes S 500.
VTT ITS seminar, Tampere, Finland
Presentation of the DRIVE C2X Tampere test site with demonstration
ITS Factory day, Tampere, Finland
Presentation of the DRIVE C2X Tampere test site