ARENA is a national knowledge platform and open collaboration arena for stakeholders in the road user charging area. The goal is to gather knowledge and skills from science, business and public sector on the user charging possibilities and limitations in a complex, international and competitive telematics environment. Within ARENA a concept for electronic road charging for heavy vehicles has been developed, tested and validated in extensive field trials in Southern Sweden.
ARENA supports the development of road user charging for current and future Swedish needs. The project also establishes an ITS test site, Test Site NetPort, to demonstrate practical solutions and lay the foundation for an innovation center within the ITS area. ARENA’s technical and business concepts allow for innovative combinations and commercial ITS solutions.
ARENA is coordinated by NetPort Science Park and financed by the Swedish Road Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Region Blekinge, and Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency.