Learn more about how Espoo and Turku are developing automated public transport

19.8.2021 14.49Updated: 10.9.2021 12.07
A robot bus making a test drive in Espoo.

Will robot buses soon be a part of the cityscape? The cities of Espoo and Turku joined forces to explore the opportunities and future development prospects of automated public transport. The review carried out by Sitowise focused on the potential that robot buses have to offer passenger transport. The City of Espoo is actively promoting sustainable solutions in cooperation with its partners. Robot buses have been tested in Espoo for several years now, and the goal is for them to become a permanent part of the city’s public transport system.

The results of the automated public transport review will be presented at a webinar on 24 August at 10:00–12:00 with representatives from the Cities of Espoo and Turku as speakers in addition to experts from various transport companies.

Webinar programme:
10:00 Welcome words and introduction to the event, Mari Päätalo, City of Espoo, Juho Taavetinkangas, City of Turku
10:15 Automated transport legislation, Eetu Pilli-Sihvola, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
10:35 Presentation of the results, Laura Riihentupa and Pekka Eloranta, Sitowise Oy
11:05 Company commentaries:
 * Jussi Suomela, Sensible 4 Oy
 * Tom Granvik, Linkker Oy
 * Tatu Nieminen, Roboride Oy
11:35 Discussion

The event is open to all interested parties. Register via this link(external link). The webinar is recorded.

The study is a part of the “Low-carbon mobility in transport hubs” Six City Strategy (6Aika) project funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The Six City Strategy is a joint effort of the six largest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Oulu and Turku) to develop more open and smart services and create new competence, business and jobs.

The goal of the “Low-carbon mobility in transport hubs” project is to develop low-carbon, market-based and scalable mobility services to urban transport hubs. Espoo wants to be carbon neutral by 2030. Automated transport is considered to play a significant role in achieving this goal.

Further information:
Development Manager Mari Päätalo, tel. +358 40 639 4550, mari.paatalo@espoo.fi


  • Sustainability
  • Urban development