Special Reports

Work continues on national ITS platform

Infracontrol has received a repeat order for the development, extension and management of a national road traffic equipment system. The system is used to control, monitor and collect data from ITS installations nationwide such as variable speed signs, congestion alert systems and traffic detour systems. There are currently around 50 installations connected to the system…

Travel time info helps ease traffic

The Swedish Transport Administration now shows travel times on sections of the highway affected by the construction of the Stockholm Bypass. The aim is to provide road users with better abilities to plan their trips as the traffic situation changes. Stockholm has an extensive traffic information system that uses 50 variable messaging signs. In addition…

The Lundby Tunnel gets new control and monitoring systems

Now it’s also time to modernize the traffic, operations and safety functions systems in the Lundby Tunnel. Midroc Automation is the main contractor and it has engaged Infracontrol to upgrade the monitoring system and to introduce a new traffic control system. The objective is to improve safety and make work in the traffic management center…

Swedish Transport Administration NTS wins international prize

The Swedish Transport Administration’s National Traffic Management Support (NTS) has received the Global Road Achievement Award in the Traffic Management and ITS category from the International Road Federation (IRF). The prize is awarded annually with the aim of drawing attention to world-leading projects and organizations that promote progress in the field of road traffic. The…

Swedish Norwegian collaboration on tomorrow’s road traffic management system

The Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration have signed a collaboration agreement concerning their joint development of a modernized traffic management and information system that will provide faster, more flexible and safer assistance in the event of traffic disruptions. The new system is based on the functionality of the Swedish Transport Administration’s…

Smart functions for parking guidance in Borås

After testing a system for parking information in Brodalsgaraget, the Borås municipal parking company has now expanded its system for parking guidance. Through an integration with Easypark SmartHub, it has been possible to connect 55 parking facilities without installing any new detection equipment. Information about ongoing parking is obtained from existing payment systems to Infracontrol Online,…

Improved traffic flow in Jönköping

For six years, Jönköping has used a parking guidance system that helps residents and visitors quickly and simply find a vacant parking spot. Experiences are good, and the municipality has noted a clearly positive effect on traffic in terms of accessibility, environmental impact and better utilization of its facilities. They also share the information with…

Gullberg tunnel creates new possibilities

After five years of construction, the Gullberg tunnel in Gothenburg is now fully open for traffic. The new tunnel makes land available for buildings and promenades, and it enables city expansion while improving road safety and reducing traffic noise. The Gullberg tunnel is also an essential link in Gothenburg’s road network, connecting to the Hisingen…

Effective decision-making support creates safety in traffic

When traffic gets snarled, quick action is called for. Trafik Stockholm has a totally unique decision support system that helps traffic controllers to quickly take the right action. For example, during a vehicle fire in 2008, the entire Södra Länken tunnel system was safely closed in less than 2 minutes. 24 minutes later, the fire…