Norway's NPRA selects Capgemini for data transformation project

16 April 2024 2 min. read

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has selected Capgemini to support a major digital transformation journey aimed at making the organisation more data-driven.

The NPRA is a Norwegian government agency responsible for the management of national roads (10,700 kilometres ) and county roads (44,600 kilometres). Its remit involves planning, developing, operating and maintaining the roads. The agency is also responsible for the Norwegian Scenic Routes.

In order to enhance the way it maintains roads and plans for the future, the NPRA is seeking to make more use of its vast pools of data. Capgemini has been called in to support.

Norway's NPRA selects Capgemini for data transformation project

“As a key societal player, we have a responsibility towards the people of Norway and oversee vast resources of data and infrastructure. Increased digitalization ensures safer and more predictable travelling on Norwegian roads and optimized costs,” said Lars Kalfoss, director of IT at the NPRA.

Through the agreement, Capgemini will enable NPRA to collect, process, present and store road data in a secure manner, which is vital to improve decision-making. Capgemini will provide the agency with offerings including services design, system development, test and maintenance/IT operations.

The consultants will also support the NPRA with augmenting other services it offers Norwegian people, such as travel planning, weather data, and pictures and video footage from webcams.

Commenting on the project, Atle Bergfjord, Head of Public Sector at Capgemini in Norway, said: “The NPRA plays a central role in maintaining and optimizing the road transportation system in Norway. While the administration already possesses a high volume of traffic and transportation data, this brings with it the need for new technologies and competencies that can be applied in the most effective areas of the organization.”

“Our work with NPRA will make it easier to extract data and make these insights available to commuters on Norwegian roads. We are committed to enabling an effective and safe transportation system in Norway.”

According to date from the European Traffic Safety Council, Norway has the safest roads in Europe, with ‘only’ 21 deaths per million inhabitants. The average across the EU countries (of which Norway is not a part) was 46 deaths per million.