Optimizing routes in forest operations

Timbertrail is a new project starting now. The purpose of the project is to develop a field-adapted application that identifies optimal driving routes for forest machines when harvesting. Information about soil moisture, slope, forest density, weather, etc. is used together with an optimization model to calculate where the machines should run to minimize the risk of driving damages and at the same time optimize the harvesting. The application will reduce soil damage to land and ancient monuments, reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the costs of forestry. The project is partly financed by Vinnova within the framework of the call Innovation projects in companies.