The Challenge

The Faroe Islands faced significant transportation challenges between Streymoy and Eysturoy. The 11.24 km Eysturoyartunnilin, featuring the world's first undersea roundabout, was designed to improve connectivity and economic growth. Ensuring safety and efficient traffic management within this extensive tunnel network was crucial, particularly in the event of an accident.

The Faroese Government was looking for:

  • A robust system to ensure continuous monitoring and safety within the tunnelto ensure high safety standards for drivers.
  • Integration of real-time traffic updates and incident detection capabilitiesin order to have an always updated view of the situation inside the tunnel.
Project details

End user: The Faroese Government

Partner: Hatteland

Eysturoy Fær Øer

June 2021

The Solution

To address these challenges, the Faroe Islands turned to Sprinx and its innovative traffix.ai software platform, which leverages AI and 3D object tracking technology. In collaboration with the Sprinx partner for the Nordic market, Hatteland, and system integrator Roxel, Sprinx implemented an automatic incident detection system that could count and classify vehicles, providing real-time updates to the control room. This system ensures that the number and type of vehicles within the tunnel are constantly monitored, enhancing safety measures. The traffix.ai platform’s seamless integration with the local SCADA system through the TCP communication protocol enabled a robust and responsive traffic management solution.

The Result
  • The successful deployment of the Eysturoy Tunnel has transformed transportation in the Faroe Islands, significantly reducing travel time and boosting connectivity between Streymoy and Eysturoy.
  • Opened to traffic on December 19, 2020, this infrastructure marvel has not only facilitated smoother and safer travel but also stimulated economic activity in the region.
  • The innovative traffic management system has been pivotal in maintaining the tunnel's operational efficiency and safety, setting a new benchmark for large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • The integration of AI and advanced tracking technologies ensures that the Eysturoy Tunnel remains a beacon of modern engineering and safety standards.