SOHJOA Project (Finland)

-Helsinki 2016-

Helsinki- On 16th August 2016, Finland launched the EZ10 driverless shuttles onto the public roads of Helsinki, as part of a pilot project called SOHJOA. The project is coordinated by Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, and it aims to solve the challenges of urban mobility and also find the best solutions for city traffic, safety and user experience. The Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, Pekka Sauri, was also present at the launch.

The EZ10 driverless shuttles will be running in real traffic conditions in Finland, sequentially at 3 different locations (Helsinki, Espoo and Tampere) for one year. The service has started in Helsinki and will stop at first snow to focus on vehicle testing under extreme weather conditions (snow, ice, etc) and will resume service in spring 2017.

The EZ10 driverless shuttles were previously deployed in Vantaa for a month's trial during the summer of 2015, as part of the CityMobil2 European project.

Other news sources:
• SOHJOA
• Metropolia
• YLE
• CNET
• CNN
• Guardian
• Daily Mail
ZDNet

-Espoo 2016-

During 5th to 21st October 2016, two EZ10 driverless shuttles were tested at Otaniemi, Espoo, as part of the SOHJOA project. Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaitė, also took a test ride in the EZ10 driverless shuttle during the trial run in Espoo.

The EZ10s will next travel to Tampere, where they would start their trial run from 1st November, on a course that runs between Tampere University of Technology and Hervantakeskus shopping centre.

Other News Sources:
Espoo.fi
Aalto University
Urban Mill (Finnish)

-Tampere 2016-

Two EZ10 driverless shuttles have started their trial runs in Hervanta, Tampere, Finland. The EZ10s started operation from 1st of November, and are currently running on a course between Tampere University of Technology and Hervantakeskus shopping centre.

Other News Sources:
yle.fi (Article includes video, in Finnish)

Project Details

  • Location : Helsinki - Finland

Video courtesy of Metropolia

Video courtesy of iSoftStone


Helsinki Images

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photo credits: Copyright Metropolia UAS

Espoo Images

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photo credits: Copyright Metropolia UAS and Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University Communications

Tampere Images

 
 
 
 
 

Photo credits: Copyright Metropolia UAS

 
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