Tag Archives: Finland

Road scanner gives eyes to autonomous vehicles

Finnish technology company unveils road scanning system to reduce wear on roads by guiding autonomous vehicles round potholes. As vehicle autonomy, platooning trucks and vehicle lane guidance systems become more of a reality and full autonomy is on the horizon, …

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High investment in powertrain and crash testing facilities

Millbrook has made considerable investments into its powertrain and crash testing facilities as well as its winter proving grounds in Finland. UK based vehicle test and engineering group, Millbrook, is attending the Automotive Testing Expo which will run in Germany’s …

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Bus tyre designed to combat slush build-up

Nokian has received an industry press award for its heavy duty tyre with special features for city buses to help prevent the build-up of slush and snow. The new “Nokian Hakka Truck Drive” all-season tyre for buses by Nokian Heavy …

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Electric vehicle winter tyre gains award

The Hakkapeliitta R2 winter tyre from Nokian for the BMW i3 electric vehicle has taken the 2016 tyre technology of the year award for its innovative design. Nokian Tyres has won the “tyre technology of the year 2016” award with …

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Survey shows Scandinavian attitudes to tyre safety

Michelin has conducted a tyre survey in the Nordic region to gauge differences between the countries in relation to tyre safety. A survey conducted by Michelin has uncovered regional difference in Scandinavia regarding the choice and maintenance of tyres during …

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Arctic testing ground for winter tyres

Michelin has bought the Ivalo winter testing facility in Finland for carrying out rigorous tests on its range of winter tyres. Michelin’s European Technology Centre has officially taken ownership of the Arctic Test Centre at Fox Farm, Ivalo in Lapland …

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LTE based driver notification system tested in Finland

Technology demonstration in Helsinki the prelude to a two-year pilot program for using 4G/LTE mobile networks for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems. HERE has completed a successful initial technology demonstration of the traffic information system it will pilot in Finland over …

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Almost half of drivers in Finland send texts behind the wheel

A survey by Michelin reveals the extent to which drivers in Finland send and receive text messages whilst driving. Michelin Nordic has released the results of its annual survey into distracted driving in Finland with 47% of respondents saying that …

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Vehicle connectivity pilot to start in Finland

Automotive mobile network company will lead a pilot programme in Finland to connect vehicles and give early warning of hazards on the road network. HERE has been selected by Finnish traffic agencies to lead a pilot project to enable vehicles …

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Severe road damage in Finland caused by mild winter

The Finnish Transport Agency is warning road users of the dangers of surface damage on Finland’s roads due to winter temperature fluctuations. Drivers in Finland are being warned to take additional care on the roads this spring as highway maintenance …

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