The multinational Sohjoa Baltic project has established a bus route in Helsinki for its autonomous electrical buses in a trial that will last until September. The Helsinki pilot will see autonomous buses transport passengers free of charge. Sohjoa Baltic’s idea is to gather information about organising intelligent mobility solutions in a technical sense, as well as in a legal and organisational sense. Automated electric buses could support the public transport system in the future, especially in terms of first, last-mile connectivity. The project is a collaborative effort by multiple actors from eight nations from the Baltic Sea rim. The Finnish partners are Forum Virium Helsinki, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the Finnish Transport Safety Agency. Similar trials are currently underway also in Estonia and Norway.
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