Aviapolis - Traffic Lab’s official business area

Aviapolis drone Liikennelabra

Aviapolis acts as Traffic Lab’s official market-test area, offering potentials for creating new businesses.

Aviapolis Traffic Lab is maintained by Trafi (Finnish Transport Safety Agency) whose aim is to develop mobility services and digitization of traffic by promoting environmentally friendly and safe solutions. Development of solutions is promoted by partnering between more than 30 public and private players, as well as by encouraging national and international players to test concepts.
Traffic Lab makes it possible to test concepts on ten test platforms, as well as to test business activities in the Aviapolis market-test area.

Objective: Find new sustainable solutions for traffic, commuting and logistics, that are expandable in other areas in Finland, as well as internationally.


  • Traffic is mainly based on privately owned cars with very low occupancy rates.
  • Public transport runs on fixed routes, fixed prices and with tied fixed schedules.


  • Mobility in Aviapolis shifts from private cars –based transport to a system, where public and private transport are integrated together with innovative solutions.
  • New urban logistics solutions emerge, that compared to today’s solutions are more effective, quiet, safe and produce less CO2-emissions.
  • Furthermore, an operating model is created with the cities of Helsinki and Espoo, guiding how to utilise the learnings of the project at other locations as well. In this development the principles of the sustainable mobility (SUMP, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) are followed.

The goal of the development project is pursued through four sub-objectives:

  1. New entirety of door-to-door mobility services in a dispersed urban area improves the servitization of mobility and decreases car-dependency.
  2. Mobility data is utilized more broadly in finding sustainable, low emission producing solutions and establishing new services.
  3. Combining the developing urban infrastructure with logistics business in a sustainable way, hence decreasing traffic jams, greenhouse gas emissions and noise.
  4. Faster delivery times, reduced delivery costs and lower emissions through utilizing drone logistics.

Published: 8.11.2018 
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