The test polygon is complete


The project of the City of Pilsen is intended to increase the possibilities of dynamic traffic control, improve the traffic clearance of the site and provide a basis for future testing of the autonomous tram.

The base of the test polygon for autonomous mobility in Pilsen is complete. It was put into operation by SITMP in June 2023 in the district Bory – from the Mánesova street/Klatovská street to the tram stop called Univerzita. At a total of seven locations, intersections and streets have been equipped with smart technologies that can monitor traffic in the city, control the flow of traffic, prioritise vehicles of IRS or trams, or detect people and cyclists at the crossing. Modern technologies contribute to better traffic flow and clearance of the site. In the future, their extension to the rest of the Pilsen city area and the use of the polygon in testing the autonomous tram, which is being developed in Pilsen, are being considered.

During the implementation at Bory, it was necessary to equip the junctions with the appropriate systems and to equip the vehicles with them. Smart cameras with artificial intelligence elements enabling image analysis, as well as strategic detectors controlling, for example, the tram switch and so-called RSU units receiving the relevant signals were installed at seven locations: on Klatovská street at the intersections with Mánesova, Sukova, Dvořákova, Kaplířova streets and at the exit of the medical rescue service. Then on Dobřanská street at the exit from the fire station and on the tram loop at the Univerzita stop.

The main part of the solution was the implementation of a central element. This is a special system that works as an extension over the traffic control panel. The central element concentrates all the important data, which are further distributed according to clear rules to the elements at the lower levels of the C-ITS system (RSU/OBU) or to the parent national C-ITS central elements. Communication between C-ITS and all elements of the C-ITS system is bi-directional. The system processes traffic information from the connected units. It allows manual input of messages and information as well as comprehensive monitoring of the system status.

The so-called OBU units, which can send signals to devices at intersections and ensure smooth passage through the site, have been installed in five trams of the Pilsen City Transport Company (PCTC), one ambulance and three fire trucks. To test the anti-collision system, Lidar Technology is installed in one public transport vehicle in addition to the SITMP vehicle for testing and polygon management.


Aim of the project:

  • To increase the possibility of dynamic traffic management in the city.
  • To improve traffic clearance in busy locations in Bory.
  • To create a test polygon for autonomous mobility, with future use for an autonomous tram.


Result of the project:

  • Introduction of modern technologies for smooth and safe road traffic.
  • Ability to dynamically manage road traffic in the area.
  • Faster passage of trams and emergency vehicles due to priority at intersections.
  • Development of an application for simulation and testing of C-ITS services.


The test polygon project was implemented by the SITMP from December 2022 to June 2023. The implementation was made possible thanks to a grant from the European Union, the National Recovery Plan and resources from the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic.

The project is described on the SITMP website.

  • smart traffic management
  • better accessibility through the locality
  • autonomous mobility


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