ITS Factory - Mobility
ITS Factory is an innovation, experimentation and development environment driven by the City of Tampere and companies from relevant sectors. ITS Factory community seeks solutions for mobility challenges through close co-operation of the public and private sectors.
Towards a fluent, sustainable and safe transport environment
Tampere is one of the leading cities in Europe where the public and private sector work seamlessly together towards a fluent, sustainable and safe transport environment for the city inhabitants.
The Tampere city region facilitates testing of new solutions as the city seeks solutions that improve the functionality, predictability, safety and efficiency of the transport system.For the companies in the field on intelligent transport this provides business opportunities.
What is ITS Factory
ITS Factory community has been established to strengthen public and private partnerships. The community has been active since 2006, but the name ITS Factory has been in use since 2012.
The ITS Factory community consists of over 40 members; companies, research organisations and other organisations – and the number is growing. The common goal of the community is to provide business-oriented solutions to enable fluent, sustainable, and safe transport.
Co-operation in the ITS Factory community helps members in developing innovative solutions and finding partnerships and new business opportunities.
VIDEO: Tampere smart mobility ecosystem and ITS Factory
Watch the video to learn the top specialists views about the smart mobility ecosystem and the Tampere city region as a business location.
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The city region as a test environment
The test bed a size of a city
ITS Factory provides an innovation, testing, and development environment in the Tampere region.
The compact size and number of inhabitants makes the Tampere city area an ideal environment for experimenting intelligent transportation. Flexible decision-making and functional co-operation between the public and private sectors allows agile testing of products and services.
Gathering know-how on autonomous driving
Autonomous mobility pilots are running in Tampere City Region. Autonomous minibuses have entered the cityscape to help solve the challenges of city transport. Also the test area for automatic driving, where autonomous vehicles can drive in real traffic, operates in Tampere. These development pilots aim to create real services and autonomous vehicle functions for the end-users. Learn more about Tampere Testbed Hervanta for autonomous driving.
City IoT2 project will develop scalable, coherent, well-documented practices and solutions for data management and IoT-solutions for cities both nationally and internationally. The pilots include eg. traffic and parking space usage rate data analyses utilising machine vision and image recognition technologies.
Boosting the electric transportation
The number of electric vehicles is growing world wide and Finland is one of the leading countries what comes to the number of electric buses. Furthermore, there’s vast expertise on development of payment and identification systems of the vehicle charging devices in Finland. To gather user experiences for future development, the first electric buses have been introduced in the Tampere city region. Read more.
Open data - a real-time snapshot to transport
When does the bus arrive at the bus stop? How do I avoid the scene of an accident?
Open data enables end-user access to status and condition information of the transport network on the spot. For developers and companies it provides new business opportunities. Read more.
Indoor positioning in the urban city environment
The indoor positioning can support various services in the future, it may for example enable the automatic parking of vehicles or provide a seamless service route from a parking garage or railway station to the visitor’s seat in a concert hall.
Digital indoor maps can be used to navigate easily within the urban environment in places with large streams of people, such as parking garages, shopping centers, sport venues, or railway stations. Tampere is seeking new business and innovative consumer products by combinining outdoor and indoor positioning.
Interested in engaging with the Mobility ecosystem and the ITS Factory community?
Contact us to learn more about the business community, the companies and organisations involved and how to become a member.