Norwegian Public Roads Administration NPRA and PSI start research project Borealis

PSIroads/MDS will predict travel times on Norwegian roads.

PSIroads/MDS will predict travel times on Norwegian roads.

PSIroads/MDS predicts AI-based travel times on Norwegian roads

Berlin, 30 May 2018 – Following an official ceremony on the E8 corridor in the Norwegian Skibotn Valley, 150 km north of the Arctic Circle on May 8, 2018, General Director Terje Moe Gustavsen from Norwegian Public Roads Administration NPRA and Norwegian and Finnish government officials opened the Borealis research project for launch and trial of Intelligent Transport Systems solutions.

Together with PSI FLS Fuzzy Logik & Neuro Systeme GmbH, PSI Mines&Roads GmbH is supplying the system PSIroads/MDS for multi-criteria decision support for the control of traffic flows. The project is one of the 6 innovation projects under development on the E8 corridor as a part of the Nordicway 2 project co-financed by the European Union under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding mechanism.

In future, PSIroads/MDS based on PSIjscada technology, will determine the prediction of travel times, taking into account weather conditions and winter services, in order to enable the production industry to better plan transportation especially of critical cargo such as fresh salmon.

In addition to the decision support software Qualicision, which is already integrated in PSIroads/MDS, Convolutional Neuronal Networks (CNN) will be implemented to evaluate camera images that are continuously recorded along the route at important points. From these images, the conditions of the road surface will be extracted and used together with the locally measured and forecast weather data from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute as well as further input data for the prediction of travel times on the E8 motorway.

The research project is another important strategic milestone for PSI Mines&Roads and strengthens the development of complementary traffic management solutions based on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Based on its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 1,700 people worldwide.