Traffic Lab started as an experimental project launched by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications to promote a market in intelligent transport services. The official project named "Electronic Transport Services" ended with the year 2015. A new, wider and more versatile Traffic Lab continues at the same time with the pilot project.
Traffic Lab to be reformed
The life cycle of the Traffic Lab as an experimental project ends with the year 2015. A new, wider and more versatile Traffic Lab continues at the same time with the pilot project.
The goal is to enable the creation of an ecosystem of digital mobility services. In other words, to use Finland as a test field for digital and innovative services of traffic and logistics – Finland is a traffic lab.
The Traffic Lab combines promotion of digital mobility solutions, culture of experiments and close cooperation between the public and the private sectors. The door is open also for international actors to come to Finland to test and innovate future transport services.
Finland is a traffic lab
The goal of Finland is to be the best place in the world to develop and test digital transport services. The goal is to enable the creation of an ecosystem of digital mobility services. In other words, to use Finland as a test field for digital and innovative services of traffic and logistics – Finland is a traffic lab.
Emphasis on experiments
The Traffic Lab’s priorities include new service concepts for mobility, traffic automatisation, the Internet of Things, as well as pilots that are strategically significant to trade and industry, companies and regions.
In addition, an EU dimension to the Traffic Lab comes from NordicWay that focusses on testing communications between vehicles and between a vehicle and the infrastructure. The Growth Corridor Finland network is also involved, and its goal is to be the enabler for Mobility as a Service type of experiments.
Aiming for the global market
The goal of the Traffic Lab is to be a channel for internationally launching services, and to promote export in cooperation with Tekes, Finpro and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
Moreover, the Traffic Lab offers companies support e.g. in the legal jungle, in matters concerning consumer and data protection, in commercialisation and in communications. At the same time, those norm obstacles that are in the way of digital-based traffic market are being actively mapped.
The goal is that the service consumers’ views would be better discovered via different channels when preparing and deciding on the norms.
The Traffic Lab opens a door to the world and also to Finland.
The goal is that abroad Finland will be known as a place where one should come when they want to try out the solutions of traffic digitalisation. The Traffic Lab is also a place for international actors where domestic and foreign companies can network and apply for support from the public sector actors.
Read more: www.trafficlab.fi