Projects

We have several ongoing projects and pilots. Our key projects support Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab with services, open data and infrastructure.

Callboats – electric on-demand boat

Mente Marine Oy, Matson Oy
First ever electric on-demand boat operation in Helsinki. Pilot in summer 2020 at Vartiosaari facilitated by Mobility Launchpad of Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab. Idea also from city's participatory budgeting.

First ever electric on-demand boat operation in Helsinki. Pilot in summer 2020 at Vartiosaari facilitated by Mobility Launchpad of Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab. Idea also from city’s participatory budgeting.

 

Operating hours: Tue−Sun 10 am to 8 pm

(no traffic on Mondays)

Price (one-way):  

adults 2,50 € (with Callboats app 2 €) 

children (7−17 years) 1,50 € (with Callboats app 1 €) 

 

How to order a boat ride 

Callboats is an on-demand boat service. Instructions to order a boat ride:  

  1. Download the Callboats app from the App Store or Google Play.  
  2. The map shows you the current location of the boat. 
  3. The pickup place is automatically chosen depending on your location – Laajasalo or Vartiosaari side.
  4. Add a credit card as payment method or pay by card in the boat. 
  5. Choose the amount of passengers.
  6. Step in and have a nice trip! 

The journey can also be booked without the app – call +358 45 7834 8259 when you’re here at the site.

Wide aerial view of Jätkäsaari

Kiss-n-ride traffic to Jätkäsaari

Nodeon

Photo: Ramboll
Goal The goal of the experiment is to gain a better understanding of the traffic to and from Jätkäsaari, including emissions related to those vehicles.
Schedule Q4/2020
Contact Janne Rinne, Forum Virium Helsinki

Nodeon's battery-powered automatic number plate recognition camera system combined with Traficom's vehicle registry determines anonymized information about vehicle traffic to and from Jätkäsaari, including their emission classes.

Measuring points are planned for the main junctions for vehicle traffic to and from Jätkäsaari. The objective is to get a better understanding of the traffic to and from Jätkäsaari. In addition to just number of vehicles, also the time spent there (e.g. short visits for maybe dropping off people to the terminal) as well as estimates of the emissions they bring in. The experiment is planned for late 2020. More information on Nodeon’s solution, including data privacy can be found here.

Logistics hub next to Baana

Shared Micro depots for Urban pickups and Delivery (SMUD)

Goals The aim is to develop parcel distribution with zero-emission bicycles for online orders. In addition, it will facilitate other trials tackling challenges of city logistics in a densely populated city centre area.
Timetable 2019-2020
Contacts Pete Pättiniemi, Forum Virium Helsinki
The distribution centre pilot is planned to run 06/2020 - 12/2020. It will gain new insights and lessons learned about the delivery of parcels by bicycles in particular for European-wide utilisation.

The pilot implements a local distribution centre for parcels. The hub, operated jointly by six operators, is located next to Helsinki’s busy Baana pedestrian and bicycle corridor. It was opened on 9 June 2020. The pilot runs until the end of 2020 and during that time, companies can bring their parcels to the shared distribution centre instead of every delivery company driving into the congested city centre with their own vehicles. From there, the deliveries are coordinated resource-efficiently utilising electric bikes and other low-emission transport modes.

Automated last mile delivery device

Last Mile Autonomous Delivery (LMAD)

Partners EIT Digital France and EIT Digital Finland, Futurice, Gim Robotics, BookIt, Picom, Bestmile and Forum Virium Helsinki.
Goals The goal is to learn about the potential of delivery robots in open environments.
Timetable 2019-2020
Contacts Assi Rautanen & Matias Oikari, Forum Virium Helsinki
The LMAD project is piloting an autonomous delivery robot in Helsinki and Paris

The LMAD project includes building a robot, a fleet management system that enables autonomous mobility and an order system that allows the robot to communicate with customers. In addition to the technical implementation, a service concept is created by means of co-creation and service design and tested in a genuine urban environment with genuine customers.

Map of Jätkäsaari with information points for last 50 meter routing

Last 50m logistics routing

Forum Virium Helsinki
Goals Making it easier to find the right entrances for deliveries.
Contacts Aapo Rista & Johan Lindqvist, Forum Virium Helsinki

The New solutions in city logistics 6Aika project has collected detailed data on routes to buildings and entrances. The purpose of the data is to make it easier to find the right entrance and to speed up the delivery of goods, for example.  

The data is stored and available in OpenStreetMap and for demonstration purposes an example application app.gatesolve.com is created. It visualises entrances and routes of last 50 meters to them. More information on the collected data and a preview service is available in the Materials and Data section.

User on an e-scooter

Micro-mobility data analysis

Vianova
Goals The goal is to better understand how e-scooters and other micro-mobility vehicles are used.
Timetable 4/2020-10/2020
Contacts Janne Rinne, Forum Virium Helsinki
Aggregated and anonymized mobility data from the micro-mobility operators will be available for the city in a dashboard, providing an overview of how, when and where the e-scooters, city bikes and other light vehicles are used and parked.

Vianova’s solution is based on MDS (Mobility Data Specification) communication protocol which enables bilateral and secure exchange of data between mobility providers and cities.

View from behind a car with a bike crossing the road ahead of it

VizibleZone

VizibleZone
Goals Developing and piloting an application that can detect vulnerable road users crossing roads to alert drivers of potential collisions.
Timetable 2/2020-
Israel-based VizibleZone (https://www.vizible.zone/) is developing a solution that improves safety of vulnerable road users. The solution works through a mobile app that analyzes road safety data, and is piloted in two phases. 

First, data is collected to detect road crossings. Later, alerts can be sent to nearby drivers to prevent a potential collision.

The technology can alert drivers even if the pedestrian is located behind an obstacle and the driver can’t see him. The incident data can also be used by the city itself to improve the city road safety infrastructure. Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab supports the pilot by helping in finding test users to use the application which is available both for Android and iOS. The application also utilises Helsinki’s open data to map whether road crossings are done at crosswalks or traffic lights. 

Key functionalities:

Pedestrian mode

– Road safety behavior stats to improve on-road behavior
– Real-time alert in case the user watches the smartphone when approaching a road
– Volume control – Adjusting headphones volume near roads

Driver mode

– Collision detection alert – Alert drivers on possible collision with pedestrians, even when the pedestrian is behind obstacles and the driver cannot see him
– Alerting drivers in possible collision situations
– Real-time notification when entering crowded pedestrian areas

City road safety dashboard

– Aggregated and statistical data for the city for better planning the physical infrastructure for pedestrians’ road safety (e.g. crosswalk planning, bicycle trails, traffic light optimization)

Bercman pedestrian crossing traffic sign in autumn

Smart Pedestrian Crossing

  • Bercman Technologies
  • Forum Virium Helsinki
  • PHOTO: Juho Kostiainen
Generating data that can be used for better planning of the city environment and improving traffic safety.
Schedule During 2019
The pilot is funded as part of the Perille Asti project.
Contact Heli Ponto, Forum Virium

COMPLETED Q1/2020. The smart pedestrian crossing was one of the agile pilots of the Last Mile project.  

Apart from enhanced visibility, the smart traffic sign includes technology that generates data on traffic volumes, speed, air quality and environmental conditions for transport and city planners.