During the implementation of the Sohjoa Baltic project, automated minibuses will be piloted as part of public transportation in six countries in the Baltic region. The project produces information and expertise on how to organise more eco-friendly and smarter public transportation with the help of automated vehicles.

The SOHJOA Baltic project researches, promotes and pilots the use of driverless electronic autonomous minibuses as part of transportation services, especially in access traffic as a solution for the first or last mile.

The project produces information and expertise on how to organise more eco-friendly and smarter public transportation with the help of automated vehicles. During the project, we also focus on what efficient, automated traffic requires to be viable in terms of regulations and decrees.

Piloting with the city and Helsinki Region Transport

During the implementation of the Sohjoa Baltic project, automated minibuses will be piloted as part of public transportation in six countries in the Baltic region. The autonomous vehicles will be piloted in Helsinki in close cooperation with Helsinki Region Transport and the City of Helsinki. This cooperation is set to yield the maximum benefits from the project for residents.

The partners are experts in public transportation design, legislation and the technical field, and they are equipped to enable autonomous traffic in their own regions. The project partners hail from Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Norway and Denmark.

The Sohjoa Baltic project is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme of the European Union. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is the primary partner responsible for the project. The project budget is MEUR 3.8, of which Baltic Sea Region funding accounts for MEUR 2.8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further information

Jari Honkonen

Project Manager


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