Sitowise involved in developing secure smart transport infrastructure

Secure communication between wireless networks is essential given the fast-paced development of digital transport services. Sitowise is involved in international collaboration to enhance cybersecurity in transport services. New solutions are being tested in lorries operating between the Kemi and Kevitsa mines and road weather stations.

Sitowise is participating in the SafeCOP project financed by the EU and Business Finland with the aim of ensuring the reliability of critical services through cybersecurity systems. Sitowise’s role in the project is related to improving the operative capabilities of weather road stations and implementing data collection systems. 

Fast and reliable bi-directional communication

Typically, end users receive traffic weather observation data from road operators or public authorities. The SafeCOP project is testing the transmission of real-time weather data directly from the weather station to the end user through wireless technology. The system would also allow the transmission of complementary observational data back to the weather station.

The model is being tested in Northern Finland, where friction data is digitally collected from the trucks operating between Kemi and Kevitsa mines. The friction data is automatically transmitted to the road weather stations of the Finnish Meteorological Institute from passing trucks.

The road weather stations forward this and other data it collects automatically to the vehicles connected to the system. All data is sent to the IoT cloud, where it can be further distributed to road users and other parties who need it.

Sitowise’s Louhi service collects observational data on traffic

Mobiili-Louhi.pngThe project also focuses on developing Sitowise’s
Louhi service, particularly mobile use of the service.
Louhi applications collect observational data on
conditions and events in the road and street network. 

- We are improving the Sitowise Louhi technology to
enable its integration with automatic road and weather
data collection solutions. We are also testing models that
would improve the global cybersecurity of this type of
service, says Pekka Eloranta, Senior Consultant at
Sitowise.

SafeCOP involves companies and research labs from the
Nordic countries as well as Italy and Portugal. The other
Finnish partners are the Finnish Meteorological Institute
and Alten Finland.

See a video about the project here.