Smart urban traffic zones
The parties within Smart Urban Traffic Zones work together to develop joint proposals and solutions in several areas, which will support Sweden's municipalities in the work to introduce smart zones.
Innovation zone Hornsgatan
Here you can read about the demonstration carried out on Hornsgatan in Stockholm, where dynamically speed-controlled distribution vehicles, which deliver food to shops and restaurants in the area, were tested. The speed regulation of the vehicles was to increase traffic safety and was based on how many pedestrians were moving in the area. Here, a loading zone was also equipped with a sensor that generated data on how the surface was used.
Dispensed construction transport
Here you can read about the demonstration exempted construction transport that was tested at Södermalm in Stockholm. A concrete truck was given a dispensation to drive with a heavier weight than is normally permitted and thus enable more concrete to be loaded into the tank. With heavier loads, fewer trips to and from construction sites are required, reducing the total number of heavy mass transports within a city.
Safe construction site exits
Here you can learn more about a smart zone around a construction exit that was demonstrated in Gothenburg to reduce the risk of collisions between heavy vehicles and cyclists. The Safe construction exit was equipped with smart sensors that were connected to a warning system. When a cyclist approached the construction exit at the same time as a heavy vehicle was entering or exiting the construction site, the warning system was activated to alert both the cyclist and the driver of the vehicle.