AstaZero’s test environments comprise a 5.7 kilometer rural road lane, a City Area with four districts of buildings and streets, a Multilane Road for multi-lane traffic and a High Speed Area for high speed tests.
Several different scenarios can be tested on the Multilane Road, such as lane changes, different collision scenarios and crossing scenarios.
The Rural Road is specially designed for different tests of driver behavior and is full of sudden obstacles at the same time as the monotonous environment makes it easy for the driver to lose concentration.
"Swedish state and industry back autonomous vehicle testing facility
AstaZero facility will “road-test” next-generation 5G and digital innovations to support the development of self-driving cars and other vehicles
The Swedish government, in partnership with the private sector, is backing a test facility for autonomous vehicle technologies – with its eyes on the global prize of creating an international standard for testing driverless vehicles."
Automotive News Europe writes:
"Swedish company pushes autonomous cars to their limits to ensure trust in technology
The race to get autonomous vehicles ready for the road is creating new opportunities for companies. AstaZero CEO Peter Janevik says his company is operating one of the world’s most advanced test facilities for self-driving technology."
AstaZero is the world’s first full-scale independent test environment for future road safety. The facility is unique in that the different traffic environments make it possible to test advanced safety systems and their functions for all kinds of traffic and traffic situations. This enables research, development and certification of future road safety systems, and functions as an international arena open for vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, legislators, universities and colleges from throughout the world. The name is a combination of ASTA Active Safety Test Area and Zero, which refers to the Swedish Parliament’s vision for road safety with zero dead and seriously injured in traffic.
Take the opportunity to meet our crew and discuss future automated and connected mobility at MWC Barcelona 25 – 28 February 2019!
We want to talk to you about future scenarios, and what is needed for future connected and autonomous vehicles, where AstaZero’s role is to be at the forefront and pioneer testing. You will find us at 2O60, hosted by Ericsson.
AstaZero collaborates with Ericsson to let visitors at the largest mobile event in the world experience remote driving of a truck, the Einride T-pod, at the AstaZero test facilities in Sweden, via Ericsson’s network.
The cooperation with Ericsson is a good match aiming to solve future transport, since it combines the skills of AstaZero in automotive with telecom competence of Ericsson.
AstaZero is the leading test bed facility for the future autonomous transport system. Based in Sweden and owned by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology, AstaZero has now been accredited by Euro NCAP to perform tests of active safety systems and automated driving for vehicle manufacturers. With its focus on the autonomous transport system of tomorrow, the test bed facility becomes unique in the world.
The new test track “Super Multilane” is now open for testing. Delegates from the City of Borås, industrial partners, owners, PEAB and AstaZero cut the opening band today, only nine months after the construction start. It is an amazing work done by all parties!
The vision is to establish a prestigious competition in road safety between all stakeholders in the automotive industry; academy, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, etc. A “World championship” in traffic safety for self-driving vehicles, or part of Euro NCAP for autonomous drive. A contest that challenges manufacturers in more complex scenarios. Read more
Today´s first take-off took place for a new test track at AstaZero. An 8-lane highway will be ready until summer 2018. The test track will increase the capacity at AstaZero and enables future safety tests. This construction is a result from a cooperation between AstaZero, industrial partners, owners, City of Borås and PEAB. All parties contributed by taking a digging.