AstaZero’s test site comprises a 5.7-kilometre Rural Road lane, a City Area with crossings and streets, a Multilane Road for multi-lane traffic, a High-Speed Area for high-speed tests and a Dry Zone for indoor testing with the same light and road conditions 24/7, 365 days.

All paved surfaces are designed for:

  • 60 tons maximum vehicle weight. (tonne if 1000 kg = 1 tonne)
  • 13 tons axel load. (tonne if 1000 kg = 1 tonne)

All internal roads are designed for:

  • Bi-directional traffic.
  • Right-hand traffic.
  • Road width of 7 metres.

Areas for calibration

  • 3 by 15 metres.
  • Made out of concrete.
  • Flatness is better than 0.1 degrees in all directions.

Roadside infrastructure

  • Conduit for electric power, fibre and communication/control. Installed along the entire length of the accelerations roads, the multi-lane and rural roads.
  • Access points every 150 metres.
  • Underpasses to the remote side at each access point.
  • V2V and V2I
  • Conduit to appropriate control rooms for future installations.

Communication Resources

  • Wi-Fi coverage for the area
  • High-speed Internet connection in all control rooms and garages
  • Mobile phone coverage in the area
  • V2V and V2I – installation prepared


  • Base station which covers the whole area
  • RTK GPS rovers


  • Pedestrians
  • Balloon cars
  • Animals
  • Material to make new targets
  • Remote control of balloon cars and test vehicles


  • Guard rails
  • Traffic signs
  • Refuges
  • Lane marking equipment

Possible Equipment Control for Phase 2

  • Tunnel
  • Fog generator
  • Rain simulator
  • Water spray
  • Drying equipment