iRoad ľ A research project at Luleň University of Technology

The iRoad project combines on-going research activities at Luleň University of Technology with the key knowledge of the industry partners to design a intelligent road marking units which enable a self-sustained, autonomous and distributed systems that can cooperate with other intelligent infrastructure systems and intelligent vehicles.

The project will create prototypes for fully integrated intelligent road marking units and test them in real-life settings in different climatic conditions.


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is what the road of the future will be able to do. In technical terms this means that the road will sense, process information, take decisions, communicate and take action. When we use the term road we actually mean the road surface.

An intelligent road surface that consists of sensors, processing capabilities and communication devices creates a crucial complement to intelligent infrastructures and intelligent vehicles. A sensing road surface gathers information on road conditions and road properties, which can only be reliably measured close to the surface. Additionally, the motion and position of vehicles travelling on the road is also of large interest, when it comes to the design of traffic management system and safety/support systems for road users.







The iRoad project is currently participating at the IDTechEx multi-conference on Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting in Berlin.



Vinnova supports pre-study of new ITS-applications with 710000 sek. Partners are: LTU, Geveko AB, Ericsson AB, NTF, Combitech AB



LTU Roundabout in Luleå - YouTube video



Story in the Swedish newspaper NSD



iRoad on danish television.




Story in the Swedish newspaper Piteå-Tidningen



iRoad goes bicycle. A test installation in Langeland, Denmark, using LED-MARKS in the bicycle path!



Example of how the planned installation at the round about at Luleå university of technology could look like.
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