Finland pioneers in mobility pilots and experiments
Finland wants to attract companies wishing to experiment, develop and scale their innovations. This is why we offer a well-functioning, user-oriented experimental and cooperative environment including various testing platforms. Our progressive attitude promotes experimentation and service development also in terms of legislation.
In addition to providing the best possible environment for others to experiment and grow, we want to set an example in piloting and experimenting in the field of transport and mobility. Here are a few of our experimental, development and pilot projects with a focus on smart vehicles, smart infrastructure, sustainable mobility as well as safe mobility and data.
Smart Vehicle projects
The GACHA Self Driving Shuttle Bus is the world’s first self-driving shuttle bus for all weather conditions, developed by Sensible 4 and designed in cooperation with MUJI. The remotely operated bus technology project Robusta is striving to create a remote drive system that allows the use of semi-autonomous buses. The Last Mile Project was about improving the mobility of residents and travellers. The FABULOS project focusing on how cities can use automated buses in a systematic way is implemented in cooperation with European partners.
Smart Infrastructure projects
LuxTurrim5G is an ecosystem project developing and demonstrating fast 5G network based on smart light poles. Smart Kalasatama is a district of Helsinki, developed into an experimental innovation platform to co-create smart and clean urban infrastructure and services. The Living Lab Bus project offered development, testing and demonstration opportunities utilising the fleet of electric buses running in normal operation on a few of Helsinki Region Transport’s (HSL) lines in Helsinki. The European collaboration project Corealis aims at reducing the environmental footprint of cargo ports and improving their operational efficiency.
Sustainable Mobility projects
The Bio100 Biofuel in Helsinki project facilitates the transition of Helsinki Metropolitan Area’s buses, heavy equipment and trucks to using waste and residue-based biofuels by 2020. The CitiCAP project develops new transport services for citizens while creating incentives for sustainable mobility. Linkker electric buses offer a sustainable way to organise city transportation with high capacity, high daily mileage and continuous operation with industry’s shortest re-charge events. The transnational Baltic Sea Region project BSR electric aims to enhance the utilisation of e-mobility by demonstrating potential applications of various types of urban e-mobility.
Safe Mobility + Data projects
The goal of the Helsinki Air Quality Testbed project was to develop new ways of measuring air quality more accurately and improving air quality. The Senate Station Areas Ltd. works towards sustainable train station development by developing station areas primarily through zoning and facilitating their integration with residential construction, business and traffic hubs. 5G-Safe project aimed to improve road safety, optimise logistics and road maintenance, and contribute to the future of autonomous driving by delivering novel focused and time-critical services to vehicles, road users, and 3rd party organisations in a reliable and scalable manner. The European collaboration project bIoTope laid the foundation for creating open innovation ecosystems by providing a platform that enables companies to easily create new IoT systems and to rapidly harness available information.