Polarium and AstaZero in collaboration for speed charging

The two companies will collaborate in developing energy storage solutions for efficient charging of heavy electric vehicles.

The current infrastructure for charging electric vehicles (EVs) is too sparse, especially for heavy EVs in need of speed charging. Polarium and AstaZero will use AstaZero’s test site to enable research, testing and development of solutions that can be scaled to accelerate the broader adoption of speed charging for EVs.

“Constantly striving to develop the proving ground for new purposes such as new charging solutions, respecting the environment and keeping a sustainable mindset characterizes all AstaZero’s work. Collaborating with Polarium enables us to go beyond vehicle testing also making it possible to test and develop new charging solutions. This is important not only to enable for higher speed charging, but also research and development of cost-effective grid solutions and energy supply solutions for sites such as harbors,” says Peter Janevik, CEO at AstaZero.

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AstaZero Dry Zone

World’s Longest Indoor Autonomous Vehicle Test Track Now Open

The automotive industry is undergoing change and tests and trials are being conducted more agilely. AstaZero is now opening the world’s longest indoor track for testing active safety systems and autonomous technologies for all types of vehicles. Vehicle operators are able to conduct tests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with reproducible light and surfaces. 

AstaZero is the world’s first full-scale independent testing and demonstration facility for future road safety, and it is now being expanded to house the world’s longest indoor track: 700 metres long and 40 metres wide. AstaZero Dry Zone will be inaugurated on 28 April.

–    “AstaZero Dry Zone will play an important role in the transition of the automotive industry and will provide unique opportunities needed for research, development and validation of self-driving and connected vehicles as well as the surrounding infrastructure,” says Pia Sandvik, CEO RISE. 

The automobile industry conducts millions of tests every year. Reproducible environments are a fundamental prerequisite for ensuring the accuracy of test results.  

–    “The tests and trials conducted by vehicle operators require plenty of personnel and result in excessive travel,” says Peter Janevik, CEO of AstaZero. “In AstaZero Dry Zone, the development time can be streamlined and tests can be carried out 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

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The world’s longest indoor test track for self-driving vehicles

AstaZero is now building the world’s longest indoor track for testing self-driving vehicles. AstaZero is the leading test bed for the automated transport systems of the future. With the new indoor track, AstaZero consolidates its position as a world-unique test environment.

The Swedish test bed AstaZero, located in Hällered outside Borås, is the world’s first full-scale independent test and demonstration environment for future traffic safety.

Every year, more than 1.2 million people worldwide are killed in traffic accidents. Active safety is a way to reduce the number of fatal accidents. The next step is systems for automated driving and AstaZero offers a unique facility with different traffic environments that makes it possible to test advanced safety systems and their functions for different types of traffic and traffic situations.

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