Publications / 2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland

Intelligent Road Construction Site - Development of Automation into Total Working Process of Finnish Road Construction

Rauno Heikkilä, Mika Jaakkola
Pages 265-269 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

Numeric road construction processes and their parts are today developed worldwide. This paper describes research in Finland, which is conducted with companies using national technology funding in a research and development project entitled ”Intelligent Road Construction Site”. In its entirety, four public research projects and two product development projects are today ongoing. One development project has already been completed, producing a Finnish version of an automated 3-D blade control system of road grader. New projects are in design and starting. In total, there are four research units and 16 companies or other infra organizations carrying out these activities. The financial investment into this research and development is EUR 2 million for the years 2001-2005.

Keywords: road construction, automation, 3-D CAD, 3-D measurements, 3-D machine control systems