Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Research article
13 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 13 Oct 2016

Vehicular-networking- and road-weather-related research in Sodankylä

Timo Sukuvaara, Kari Mäenpää, and Riika Ylitalo

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FMI's combined road weather station (RWS) and roadside unit (RSU) in Sodankylä is a unique research platform combining very advanced road weather measurements with a versatile collection of the most common wireless communication methodologies used in a vehicular environment. Together with harsh Arctic road weather conditions it represents an incomparable development environment and pilot RWS station within the field of intelligent transport systems and vehicular networking.