A unique sustainable mobility development project starting in Aviapolis
In Aviapolis Traffic Lab, the City of Vantaa and more than 30 partners will develop unprecedented future traffic services. The project seeks quiet, safe, low-emission and cost-effective mobility and urban logistics solutions that can be extended elsewhere in Finland as well as abroad.
Aviapolis Traffic Lab will develop solutions that diminish the need for private cars, devise a ride-sharing services, as well as test the use of drones in packet logistics . In addition to mobility and logistics services, the project will devise an operating model for testing new traffic solutions together with Helsinki and Espoo.
New technologies will enable development of more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly mobility solutions, but we still do not have enough experiences of using the applications.
“As Finland's most international traffic hub, Aviapolis offers outstanding preconditions for testing solutions utilizing traffic technologies, as well as for the related research. New traffic services will enable sustainable building of Aviapolis,” says project manager Arja Lukin.
Aviapolis Traffic Lab is part of the Traffic Lab entity, coordinated by Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), and it is also a change project of the Smart & Clean Foundation. Other participants in the project consist of, among others Nokia, Sato, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ans Finland, Port of Helsinki, YIT, Veho, Asuntosäätiö, Siemens, Avain, Helsinki Region Transport, HSL, LAK, App2day, Vantaa Energy Ltd., Virta, Niinivirta, Telia, Profium, Forum Virium Helsinki, City of Espoo, Steveco, Kalmar, Fortum, Niinivirta, Fleetonomy, as well as Skyports.
Aviapolis, in the middle of Vantaa, consists of six districts: Ylästö, Viinikkala, Tammisto, Pakkala, Veromies, and Lentokenttä. One of Finland's biggest urban centers will be built right next to the airport. Easy accessibility and flexible traffic anywhere in the metropolitan area make Aviapolis an exceptionally enticing workplace and residential area.
The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) is a transport authority and a solid expert in traffic what acts courageously for responsible traffic. Trafi's Traffic Lab aims to promote the flexibility of mobility, environmental-friendliness, and safety-enhancing new mobility services and digitalization of traffic.
Smart & Clean is a five-year (2016-2021) foundation that combines initiatives with which the metropolitan area and Lahti will combat climate change and promote circular economy. One important task is to ensure cooperation between cities, businesses, state actors, research institutes, and universities. Aviapolis Traffic Lab is one of Smart & Clean’s cooperation projects.
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