Soknedal Tunnel

The Challenge

The Soknedal tunnel, a vital segment of Europavei 6 (E6) in Trøndelag, posed significant challenges in terms of safety and traffic management. With its 3.6 km length and one lane in each direction, ensuring smooth traffic flow and promptly addressing incidents within the tunnel were paramount concerns. Traditional methods of incident detection and traffic management fell short in meeting the modern demands of such a critical infrastructure project.

Staten vegvesen -SVV was looking for:

  • Advanced technological solutions to enhance safety and operational efficiency.
  • Seamless integration with existing systems to provide real-time incident detection and management.
Project details

End user: Staten vegvesen -SVV

Partner: Hatteland and Guard

Soknedal Norway

December 2020

The Solution

In response to these challenges, the National Road Administration, in collaboration with Sprinx and its partners Hatteland and Guard, sought innovative solutions leveraging cutting-edge technology. Sprinx’s software platform, utilizing state-of-the-art 3D object tracking technology, emerged as the cornerstone solution. Integrated seamlessly with the tunnel’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system via the ModBus communication protocol, provided real-time incident detection capabilities. The deployment of numerous cameras ensured comprehensive coverage of the tunnel’s length, and the Sprinx dragon platform enabled centralized management of all analytical processes, ensuring a robust architecture capable of failover, thus minimizing downtime and maximizing operational continuity.

The Result
  • Enhanced safety measures and streamlined traffic flow were evident, significantly reducing the risk of accidents and congestion within the tunnel.
  • Real-time incident detection and alerts allowed authorities to proactively address incidents, minimizing disruptions.
  • Seamless integration with existing systems improved operational efficiency and response times.
  • The advanced technology facilitated a seamless commuting experience for drivers, ensuring continuous and safe tunnel operations.