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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

NordicWay: Cooperative ITS in Scandinavia


NordicWay 2 and NordicWay 3 are ongoing Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) pilot projects that enable vehicles, infrastructure and network operators to communicate safety hazards and other information from roads in the Nordic countries between different stakeholders. The ultimate goal of Nordicway is to enhance traffic safety and fluency as well as environmental benefits by reducing CO2 emissions

The projects are a collaboration between public and private partners in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark and build on the achievements from the previous NordicWay project. NordicWay will demonstrate the use and feasibility of Day 1 and Day 1.5 C-ITS services in the challenging Nordic environment, inside and outside cities. The C-ITS services are defined in terms of use cases with scenarios showing how the different types of actors interact in the NordicWay Environment.

NordicWay is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union. The EU support is up to 50% of the budget, split in the following manner:

  • NordicWay (2015-17)  €5.2 million
  • NordicWay 2 (2018-20) €18.9 million
  • NordicWay 3 (2019-23) €19 million

Examples of the services implemented by Nordicway

In Vehicle Signage: The service is to inform drivers about actual, static and dynamic road signs via in-vehicle systems. Road signs can be mandatory or advisory.

Probe Vehicle Data: The service is to provide vehicle-generated data about vehicles, road conditions and traffic situations to road users, road operators and other types of service providers

Road Works Warning: The service is to warn road users about nearby road works (mobile, static, short-term, long-term).

Hazardous Location Notifications: The service is to warn road users about potentially hazardous situations or events on the road. Warnings include information about the location and type of a hazard, distance to the hazard, its expected duration, etc.