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Urbanisation and growing traffic volumes create new challenges and opportunities for transport. ITS Factory is an innovation, experimentation, and development environment co-operated 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.

How ITS Factory community works?


Tampere City Region is a forerunner in intelligent transport

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, and new business opportunities for companies operating in the industry.
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Tampere City Region facilitates testing of new solutions and development for intelligent transport – on the other hand, as a city region, it benefits from solutions that improve the functionality, predictability, safety and efficiency of the transport system.

ITS Factory community has been established to make it all happen with public and private partnerships. See ITS Factory members →

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The test environment a size of a city

Due to its compact size and number of inhabitants Tampere city area is an ideal environment for testing transport products and services. Agile and flexible decision-making and functional co-operation between the public and private sectors makes it a perfect test bed for experimenting intelligent transportation of tomorrow.

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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 of the possibilities open data provides →

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Indoor positioning in the urban city environment

The intelligent test environment in Tampere includes more than just streets and roads, the city also develops indoor positioning.

Read more of what indoor positioning means →

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Gathering know-how on automatic driving

Autonomous mobility pilots are running in Tampere City Region. Autonomous minibuses have entered the cityscape to help solve the challenges of city transport. Further, 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.

Read more on autonomous mobility →

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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 Tampere city region.

Read more of the experiences on electric transportation →

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“Tampere has an active, vibrant and dynamic start-up community”

Balance point method Oy is a wellness company offering new types of body care exercises. The concept behind the Tampere start-up community has already been quoted domestically, so the next step is to expand into larger markets.

Robot buses to operate in Tampere

The goal of the project is to test an automated public transport solution in an authentic traffic environment and to analyse how a solution of this kind could enhance and develop our current transport system.

Five star intelligent transport applications from Tampere

Tampere is considered a city of developers, and people from other parts of Finland also come here. In addition to the experts, the positive attitude of the city has also had a significant impact on the position of Tampere.

Contact us

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Jari Ikonen

Senior business advisor, smart mobility +358 500 456 636
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Jukka Laitinen

Chairman of ITS Factory +358 40 518 1098
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Laura Riihentupa

Coordinator of ITS Factory, Senior Consultant +358 50 313 9077
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