There is demand for the electric vehicle technology developed by Metropolia even in the famous Silicon Valley. In the summer of 2014, Metropolia sold the software licences of electric cars' steering systems to Californian start-up R-Motor and to Finnish company Linkker Ltd that was established to start manufacturing electric buses.
"This is a major recognition of Metropolia's high level of expertise in a field that is very much on the agenda at the moment. Electric cars and buses are becoming more and more common, and we are at the cutting edge of development," says Metropolia senior lecturer Sami Ruotsalainen.
The technology of the licences was first developed in Metropolia's Electric RaceAbout project and subsequently in the eBus project.
Licences bought by the companies entitle them to utilise new technology created within Metropolia's electric car development projects. Having sold the licences, Metropolia still owns the rights for further development of the steering systems and has the option for partnership with the companies.
"The licence agreement and the development work that preceded it are a shining example of a new creative partnership carried out in close cooperation with various organisations and Metropolia's students and staff. The agreement boosts the role of Finland's metropolitan area as an internationally attractive home of new technology and innovative business. This agreement helped us revitalise regional business and create inspiring opportunities for learning at the pinnacle of automotive engineering," says Director Riitta Lehtinen of Metropolia.
R-Motor found Metropolia at a fair
"R-Motor discovered Metropolia and the Electric RaceAbout car at e-CarTec fair in Munich, where we were showcasing the electric car and our latest personal record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife track. Records and making a presence do count," says Sami Ruotsalainen.
A number of electric bus experiments are ongoing around the world.
"The bus we built in the eBus project proved to be better that we anticipated, and is doing well compared to its competitors. This is exactly why Linkker was founded: to bring a commercial product on the market and introduce an urban electric bus based on the vehicle designed by Metropolia and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation," says Sami Ruotsalainen.
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