Robot buses attracted audience in Helsinki

19.08.2016

Robobus in Helsinki

Automated EasyMile EZ10 buses entered Helsinki, Finland on 16th August as the Deputy Mayor of Helsinki Pekka Sauri gave the opening words for the project kick-off. At the event more than hundred members of municipalities, media, technology companies, citizens and other communities were seated to test-drive the urban vehicles.

The robot buses will be on a trial use in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Tampere in via SOHJOA-project coordinated by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi grants permissions for safe automatic transportation trials. Through these piloting cases the aim is to find best solutions for city traffic, safety and user experience for the future’s automated buses. The Finnish transportation legislation has given a true international competitive advantage for all the developers of the automated transportation. In the SOHJOA Project this legislative advantage is implemented for the first time in practical use by the businesses developing technologies and services as well as cities involved in the project. 

In September, the buses will be tested in Espoo area. In this September’s trial the bus route will be longer and traffic profile differs from the first test environment in Helsinki.

The project’s main goal is to provide possibilities for Finnish companies to develop new product and service ideas in the open innovation platform, aiming towards road traffic automation. The aim is to set Finland to the development fast lane of automated road transport systems and to create new export businesses. The project provides an innovation platform where the businesses may provide their products to be developed and tested as partial solutions for the robot buses.

On September 23rd, 2016 the buses will be seen in Espoo at Aalto University’s Design Factory. There is also a workshop for those interested in the possibilities of the innovation platform.

More information

About the Project http://sohjoa.fi/in-english

Project Manager Harri Santamala, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, tel +358 40 334 1516, email. firstname dot lastname @ metropolia . fi

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Metropolia News July 14th

YLE News August 17th

CNN Money http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/18/technology/self-driving-bus-helsinki-finland/

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/18/self-driving-buses-helsinki

Inhabitat.com http://inhabitat.com/self-driving-buses-are-hitting-the-streets-in-helsinki

Fuenftagewoche.de http://www.fuenftagewoche.de/finnland-pilotprojekt-mit-selbstfahrenden-shuttle-bussen/

Techcrunch.com https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/17/autonomous-buses-take-to-the-busy-streets-of-helsinki


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