Finland lays the ground for the future of mobility

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By Thinking Highways June 2, 2016 14:44

Finland lays the ground for the future of mobility


The Finnish government is removing regulatory boundaries and works closely together with companies to support new mobility innovations and services.

The ways we operate, finance and regulate the transport system are changing fast. To promote the shift towards digitized and servitised mobility ecosystem, Finland and Finnish companies are currently working with large scale of actions. These actions aim at enabling high-quality, cost-effective mobility services which respond to changing consumer needs.

Furthermore, they will enhance implementation of technology and digital solutions as well as commercialising the Mobility as a Service concept, among others. “The new innovative and disrupting services pop up on daily basis and the entire regulatory environment is under an enormous pressure.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has launched the Transport Code legislation project which will promote new service models to better meet the needs of users”, says Marko Forsblom, CEO, ITS Finland. “The changes are likely to be well received by companies as well, since they will offer better conditions for developing new services and thus provide new business opportunities and make it easier to enter the market.

Finland aims to stay on the front line in digitalisation of mobility services”, Forsblom says. Innovative startups drive the industry Seven top Finnish companies – Infotripla, Leanpark, iQ Payments, Roadscanners, Shareit, Solita and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – providing ITS and MaaS services, together with key public organisations, will form a joint stand C60 at ITS European Congress in Glasgow, June 6–9.

Ranging from payment solutions and car sharing to robotic parking, predictive road maintenance and more, the companies’ innovations have contributed a lot to Finnish smart mobility ecosystem. Infotripla will present customer driven product use cases and especially brand new pilot for NordicWay project with Here and Finnish Transport Agency.

In NordicWay Infotripla provides a scalable access for Traffic Management Centres to ITS directive based safety related traffic information (SRTI) events and flexible cloud solution for standardized data analysis and delivery. PayiQ launches a third generation mobile payment solution for Smart Cities and MaaS operators.

Cloudbased PayiQ MaaS Payment Solution enables secure and safe mobile payment and ticketing for public and private transport. With its integrated cloud service, Mobility as a Service operators can integrate secure payment and ticketing to customized services with a single user interface.

Leanpark will present their All Vehicle Robotic Parking solution, which is capable of handling the widest range of vehicles in the robotic parking industry and, as a new thing in 2016, also electric cars and vehicles. Charging electric cars in a robotic parking facility is their key discussion point in Glasgow.

“The public sector can do a whole lot about developing the mobility ecosystem. But innovative companies are the key driver for technology and servitization of future mobility. Key to success is that both sectors work seamlessly together towards a joint goal”, says Mikko Koskue, Senior Advisor Finpro.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways June 2, 2016 14:44