||Automation will enable safer, more green and efficient road transport in
the upcoming decades. In order to exploit the full potential of automation,
autonomous vehicles have to operate also in arctic environments, and in cold
and icy conditions.
This review is the first part of research project that aims
at testing the feasibility of passive roadside radar reflectors for autonomous
driving in snowy conditions. The content comprises of state-of-the-art revision
of radar techniques, automotive radars and passive radar reflectors.
This research is conducted by Lapland University of Applied Sciences and Roadscanners
in Arctic Challenge research project.
The Arctic Challenge research project is funded by the Finnish Transport
Agency (FTA) and Finnish Transport Safety Agency (TraFi). The project is
part of the Aurora intelligent road project of the Finnish Transport Agency
and the NordicWay2 project funded by the Connecting Europe Facility of the
The testing weeks of the research project will take place on
the 10-km-long test stretch of the Aurora Vt21 (E8) intelligent road section in
years 2017–2019. Furthermore, the project is part of the Traffic Lab cooperation.
The contracting partners involved in the research project include Dynniq
Finland Oy, Indagon Oy, Infotripla Oy, Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Oy, Roadscanners Oy, Sensible 4 Oy and VTT Technical Research Centre of