Seminar on HCT

Seminar on High Capacity Transport (HCT) –Access, Monitoring, Compliance and Smart Mobility solutions

When: 31 May 2018, 9:30 - 17:00 (Finnish time)
Where: Pikseli, Jämsänkatu 2, Helsinki


OECD/ITF and Trafi, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, are inviting you to the seminar on HCT - Access, Monitoring, Compliance and Smart Mobility solutions. The seminar program consists of two thematic areas:

  • HCT – access, monitoring and compliance: solutions, possibilities and on-going pilots
  • Smart Solutions, digital services and pilots in Finland

Selectively matching vehicle access to infrastructure, monitoring of weights and routes as well as compliance of regulations are crucial and important issues, when introducing HCT as an efficient and sustainable solution for road freight transport.
When opening a designated network for heavier and/or longer trucks, crucial questions are e.g how to

  • prevent HCT vehicles destroying the road network and causing accidents by taking shortcuts outside the dedicated network or being overloaded?
  • monitor the routes, mass and configuration of the vehicles in the road train?
  • support drivers and enforcement agencies to achieve a high level of compliance;
  • combine infrastructure and vehicle-based monitoring?

An additional issue is how to develop a legal framework for a vehicle-based telematics system for HCT and to use the system also for other urgent access applications as e.g. walking zones, environmental zones and road charging?

These issues are dealt with in the OECD/ITF working group on HCT, which will deliver a final report in June this year including a “package for policy makers”. This seminar is one of the WG´s activities.

Solutions from different countries, ongoing projects, research and pilots will be presented during the day. We will also hear about connected and autonomous vehicles, digitalization and news regarding HCT implementation.


09:30 Registration and coffee

10:00 Opening. Welcome speeches by:

  • Marko Sillanpää, Director General of Road Transport, Trafi
  • Erik Asplund, Senior specialist, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • Raimo Tapio, Director at Finnish Transport Agency
  • Jerker Sjögren, Chairman of the OECD/ITF working group


12:30 Lunch

13:30 Finland as a test bed for innovations

  • Smart Solutions
  • Digital services, innovations and pilots

Presentations from:

Corridor as a Service – smoother logistics in PPP collaboration
Noora Lähde, Chief Advisor, Trafi

GreenFlow – The Potential of connected trucks
Jukka-Pekka Alanissi, Operational Manager, Dynniq

Reindeer Bell and heavy traffic increase traffic safety

Video for Reindeer Bell:

Matti Seimola, key Account Manager, V-Traffic
Jaakko Ylinampa, Director, Centre for Economic, Development, Transport and Environment

Telematics for safer driving
Heikki Karintaus, CEO, Taipale Telematics

15:20 Coffee break

15:40 From fleet management to an open telematics ecosystem for both governmental and private sector services and a National Telematics Framework
Ulf Ceder, Scania

16:00 Panel discussion on challenges and solutions:

  • Chris Koniditsiotis, TCA, Australia
  • Paul Nordengen, CSIR, South Africa
  • Thomas Asp, Swedish Transport Administration
  • Vesa Männistö, Finnish Transport Agency
  • Ulf Ceder, Scania
  • Matti Lankinen, Vediafi

16:50 Wrap up
Noora Lähde and Jerker Sjögren

17:00 Closure



The seminar is free of charge.

Make your registration as soon as possible, but no later than 22 May.

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If you have any questions concerning the seminar, please contact:

  • Noora Lähde, Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi, noora.lahde (at)
  • Raimonds Aronietis, ITF, raimonds.aronietis (at)
  • Jerker Sjögren, Chairman for the WG on HCT, jerker.sjogren (at)

Welcome to Helsinki!




Sivu päivitetty 08.06.2018