AstaZero at MWC Barcelona

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 accredited by Euro NCAP

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.

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Inauguration of New Test Track

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!

AstaZero Challenge 18-19 November 2017

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.
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New Test Track Construction Start

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.


Researchers Day 17 October 2017

The digitalized transportation system – Making it safe and secure
AstaZero Researchers Days serve as a forum for researchers, experts and practitioners to explore and discuss recent research results, challenges and opportunities in the area of the automated transportation system.

AstaZero Now Installs 5G

AstaZero becomes the first in the world with a 5G network dedicated to performing tests and experiments in our safe environment. The 5G network is installed in collaboration with Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Programs (WASP), and Ericsson has provided network infrastructure equipment and 5G competence.

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The Facility is Almost Complete

Spring 2014 is here at last, and in just a few months AstaZero’s facility will be up and running. At the time of writing, intensive work is underway to complete the ground works, electrical installations and housebuilding, and every day 80 people are out working on the site.

“All of the houses should be finished by 10 May, and we are aiming to be completely finished with contractor works by June,” says test site manager Björn Bjurklint.

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Blasting is completely finished and what remains is mostly asphalting the section of the Rural road track that borders Hälleredsberget and minor service roads within the area, as well as erecting the town scenery.

“Otherwise, what’s left is mostly fine tuning work, such as terracing and erecting barriers. Now that most of the asphalt is laid and we have erected all of the lamp posts, the facility looks almost finished and it’s been a real revelation for those of us that have been involved since construction began,” says mr Bjurklint.

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