Transport and logistics 2017

Aurora Snowbox

Northern Norway and Northern Finland


The Finnish Transport Agency and the Norwegian Public Road Administrator


Autonomous vehicles and associated technology

Aurora enables testing connected and automated driving as well as intelligent infrastructure asset management tests and trials on the cross-order corridor E8 in all conditions.

What was tested

AV technology in Arctic conditions

Testbed purpose

The main purpose is to enable testing in unpredictable weather condition environments and through this market the northern parts of Norway and Finland to AV companies


A public stretch of road with limited traffic in Arctic conditions

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Marketing and local economic development

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