The city will, in collaboration with Univrses, challenge traditional processes to solve old challenges in obtaining information and analysis about the status of the streets. With the help of a mobile phone in the window pane of a vehicle, we will have a better basis for the pavement referral and create the opportunity for continuous inventory and control of the street space, in a way that we have never had the opportunity before. The better overview of the street space will probably reduce the number of cases, which facilitates the workload for the city's administrators and reduces discomfort for residents and road users.


The current process for producing a basis for how the city's streets feel, also called the need for paving, is time-consuming, expensive and costly. The data also becomes obsolete relatively immediately. An established inventory system amounts to a cost of approximately 10 million per 5-year period. Using Univrse's method, we estimate the cost at 2.5 million for the corresponding period.


With the help of a mobile phone that is mounted in the windshield of a vehicle, we can collect information in real time about how the city's streets are. During the test period, we placed phones in a couple of NSR's cars. The information gives the city the opportunity to work preventively both in the short and long term and facilitates when we budget for future needs for action. We could also check the status of, for example, cleaning of the streets and whether a well is covered or not, the impact of major traffic diversions and how the streets change during, for example, an extreme winter. The possibilities are many.

Impact target

Comfort when driving on the city's streets and cycle path network will be improved by us performing measures in the right place at the right time. Case reporting and error reports will thereby be reduced.


Name: Henrik Rosdahl
E-mail: henrik.rosdahl@helsingborg.se

Name: Andreas Hall
E-mail: andréas.hall@helsingborg.se