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.
The test environment a size of a city
With regards to the number of inhabitants, Tampere city area is of a suitable size for testing transport products and services, whilst being sufficiently compact environment for agile and flexible decision-making and functional co-operation between the public and private sectors. This makes it a perfect test bed for experimenting intelligent transportation of tomorrow.
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.
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.
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 end-users.
Boosting the electric transportation
The number of electric vehicles is growing world wide, and Finland is one of the leading countries as far as the number of electric buses is concerned. 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.