oulu zone automation / UO
Ouluzone Automation is a new R&D environment and centre for car and working machinery technology and infrastructure construction automation and robotics. The owner of the facility and large land area is Oulu City.
There is a company Ouluzone Operointi Oy, which operates the practical use of the centre. Currently, there are new building facilities as well as several different racecourses available for both the car racing purposes as well as for technology and process test purposes.
In collaboration with Business Oulu, University of Oulu, VTT, OAMK and OSEKK, the centre has versatile available resources for car and work machinery experiments and information modeling based automation tests. For example, tens of different types of real working machines are available for research and education purposes with very reasonable costs, the current racing roads offer plenty of car and tyre testing purposes, in collaboration with invited technology companies there are possibilities to arrange very many different ICT based and automated experiments of different working processes, etc.
There is also a built reference calibration point network for RTK-GNSS based surveying and machine control equipment and systems. There is also a new plan to equip the centre with newest ICT and wireless information communication technologies.
Hilla business domain
Wireless ICT, Industry, Automotive
Business Oulu, Ouluzone Operointi Oy, University of Oulu, VTT, OAMK, OSEKK
About 30 km from Oulu to North, Kiiminki, Kuusamontie 3250, 91310 Arkala
Modeling and surveying (Infrastructure area Building Information Modeling, UAV testing and development, survey cameras, IR cameras)
Machinery testing and development (excavator, bulldozer, mining, drilling), testing, references, comparisons
3D data and machine on-line control
The whole working area process (information modeling, fleet management, whole work process control and management)
Autonomous and unmanned vehicle and machine testing
Machine-to-Machine communication with new networks (4G, 4LTE, 5G)
Building Information Modeling in Infrastructure Industry, an one-year education class for the Finnish industry, University of Oulu, Metropolia AMK, TAMK, Tampere University of Technology, 60 students from companies, 2014.
3D Measurement Basement Research Project, University of Oulu, Aalto University, Mitta Oy, funded by Finnish Transport Agency, 2014-2015.
artly running, partly under construction. There is an active development process guided by Business Oulu. There is an active group of collaborative resource providers.
Terms and conditions
There is a valid co-operation agreement between the owners and stakeholders.
University of Oulu, Rauno Heikkilä, +358 40 5385840,
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Pirkka Tukeva, +358 40 542 9791,
Business Oulu, Olli Lukkari, + 358 40 593 7465,
OSEKK, Sanna Kivinen,