There are several smart mobility projects and pilots ongoing and completed in the Jätkäsaari area. Our key projects support Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab by creating services, open data and infrastructure to build upon.
Radar view of Jätkäsaari Smart Junction

Jätkäsaari Smart Junction

  • Conveqs
  • Aalto University
  • Port of Helsinki
  • City of Helsinki
  • PHOTO: Ramboll Finland Oy


Generate open data on traffic situation for third parties, and using this data to find ways of improving traffic fluency in the harbour area with the help of AI.


Q4/2019 - Q4/2021


59 500€ from Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab for equipment procurement, installation and consultation services for the opening of data + investments in traffic monitoring sensors. 50 000€ from Port of Helsinki for AI based traffic optimization solutions.


Mikko Lehtonen (City of Helsinki)
Jätkäsaari Smart Junction project improves the traffic situation awareness and develops simulation models for optimizing traffic lights for better traffic fluency. It uses cameras and radars installed at the intersections from the bottleneck of Mechelininkatu/Hietalahdenkatu and Jätkäsaarenlaituri towards Länsiväylä. The radar data can be used by third parties as well.

This data feeds to further research on possibilities to improve traffic fluency with the help of traffic signal optimization based on the application of AI. The area monitored by the first setup near the Clarion hotel is illustrated in this image of the installation, camera view and radar. Open data from the radars is available for third party development purposes, more information on it can be found here.

Two people lying in show with fatbikes next to them

UIA HOPE – Air quality

  • City of Helsinki; Forum Virium Helsinki
  • University of Helsinki; Vaisala Plc
  • Helsinki Region Environmental Services
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Useless Company Ltd


Change that the project wants to achieve is that citizens find air quality issues easily relatable and understandable.


11/2018 - 04/2022


Total ERDF budget granted EUR 4,561,260.28
Contact Jussi Kulonpalo (City of Helsinki)
HOPE empowers citizens to develop their own neighbourhoods with differing air quality challenges. Engaging citizens improves the data available and the relevance of the mitigation activities.

Project focuses on port-related traffic in Jätkäsaari, street canyons and 40K daily vehicles in Mäkelänkatu-Kumpula area, and domestic wood-burning in combination with adjacent main roads in Pakila.

The overall challenge is that measuring, analysis and dissemination of air quality data in any given location is very complicated and contaminated with error. Lack of real-time and reliable high resolution data has led to a situation where finding targeted interventions that take into account our citizens and their needs while also targeting specific pollution concentrations is missing for all European cities.

Shared cargo bikes in Jätkäsaari

Last Mile – Perille Asti

Goals  The project aims to find new mobility services and technologies, enabling smooth and sustainable traffic in metropolitan Helsinki area. The goal is to facilitate piloting of new mobility solutions, and to learn from them and to share the results and learnings to city representatives, residents and the whole smart mobility ecosystem. 
Duration  9/2017-3/2020 
Funding   European Regional Development Fund (Six City Strategy; 6Aika) 
Contacts  Heli Ponto, Project Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki 
COMPLETED Q2/2020. The Last mile project seeks innovative mobility solutions for tourists, residents and commuters in the Helsinki metropolitan area. 

Forum Virium Helsinki facilitated altogether eight agile pilots of novel mobility services and technologies, strongly focusing on co-creation.

Abstract smart lighting element shapes

Get Home Safely

Photo: CyPhyLab / TuBerlin 


The aim of the Get Home Safely project is to develop a smart lighting solution by combining an architectural perspective and IoT technology to improve safety of citizens and provide users a pleasant experience during their daily commute. Moreover, the digital twin created by Aalto University illustrates its usefulness in urban planning.  




The project has received co-funding from EIT Digital and Helsinki pilot is supported by City of Helsinki co-financing. 


Heidi Heinonen (Forum Virium Helsinki)   
COMPLETED Q4/2019. Forum Virium assesses impact of smart lighting on the feeling of comfort and safety in areas that are still under construction like the district of Jätkäsaari. 

Produced and designed by CyPhyLab, a laboratory operating under Technische Universität Berlin’s Institute of Architecture, the hexagonal city smart light is an IoT-based cyber-physical system of networked personalised lights mainly for outdoor use. The colour of the lights can also be adjusted using a mobile application provided free of charge for the end users ie. citizens so that the lights can guide people from A to B. 

Mobile phone with an open MUV application shown in the hand of a user

Mobility Urban Values – MUV

Photo: Mobility Urban Values


The MUV system will result from the combination of behavioural change techniques, new technologies, data science and co-design approaches.




The project has received funding from European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.


Sami Sahala (Forum Virium Helsinki)
Finished Q2/2020 The Mobility Urban Values (MUV) project encourages residents to change their mobility behaviour and make more sustainable mobility choices through illustration and gamification.

The project’s influencing methods are co-created with residents. At the same time, the project creates tools for both residents and data collection, thus facilitating local-level city planning.

Traffic jam in Jätkäsaari

Traffic Situational Picture

  • Infotripla Oy
  • City of Helsinki
  • Port of Helsinki


Improved situational picture and tools for traffic managers as well as open data and information for third parties.


Q3/2019 - Q4/2021


100k€, funded as part of the Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab.


Mikko Lehtonen (City of Helsinki)

Solution developed by Infotripla integrates data from several sources, incl. vehicle calculation sensors, providing tools and increased awareness for traffic management to address congestion peaks resulting from ferry traffic.  

Related open data and APIs:

As continuation for a FinEst Smart Mobility innovation pilot, a traffic situational picture solution is implemented in West Harbour. The project produces open data and information for third parties, such as traffic events and road incidents in the area, traffic congestion, route recommendations as well as the number of vehicles arriving through the harbour gates.

GoSwift just-in-time service illustration of trucks timing arrival to a ship

FinEst Mobility App

  • GoSwift OÜ
  • City of Helsinki
  • City of Tallinn


Pilot ran between Q1/2018-Q1/2019 as part of FinEst Smart Mobility Project (Interreg Central Baltic programme).


Madis Sassiad (GoSwift)

Link to GoSwift webpage
COMPLETED Q1/2019 - GoSwift developed a solution that guides truck drivers to port just in time, as opposed to waiting by the port gates in a densely trafficked city. The app is available on Google Play.

For more information, you can access the GoSwift pilot report in HERE.

Illustration of ship-harbour information exchange for tracking and arrival times

FinEst API for ferry traffic data

  • Fleetrange Ltd.
  • City of Helsinki
Pilot ran between 01/2018-02/2019 as part of FinEst Smart Mobility Project (Interreg Central Baltic project 2016-2019).
Contact Henrik Ramm-Schmidt, CEO
COMPLETED Q1/2019 - Fleetrange Ltd developed an API for automated and real-time ETA/schedule tracking of ferry traffic between Helsinki West Harbour and Tallinn Old City Harbour.

The data produced during the piloting is available through Helsinki Region Infoshare: The aim of this service was to help streamline all modes of transport on the Helsinki West Harbour – Tallinn Old City Harbour route, and to make it possible to integrate the ferry traffic into existing journey planners on both sides of the Gulf of Finland.