Projects

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.
Drone path

Drone delivery service

Third Space Auto, Fly-By Guys
Goal: Testing the usefulness of drone deliveries
Contact: Matias Oikari (Forum Virium Helsinki)

Drone-based delivery services to the district of Jätkäsaari. The pilot test both the feasibility and usefulness as well as citizens' views about using drones as a means for delivering items.

This pilot is one of the selected agile pilots from the call in the summer of 2020.

InnoTrafik's sensor capsule

Smart pedestrian warning system for the visually impaired

InnoTrafik
Goal: Testing the feasibility of a warning system for the visually impaired
Contact: Janne Rinne (Forum Virium Helsinki)

A smart warning system for the visually impaired at pedestrian crossings.

This project is one of the selected agile pilots. The solution will be tested in the spring of 2021 as the first phase of the agile pilot process.

Trombia's autonomous street sweeper

Autonomous street sweeper

Trombia Technologies
Goal: Testing the feasibility of an autonomous street sweeper
Contact: Janne Rinne (Forum Virium Helsinki)
Piloting Trombia's autonomous and energy efficient street sweeper as a street maintenance solution.

This project is one of the selected agile pilots. The solution will be tested in the spring of 2021 as the first phase of the agile pilot process.

Screenshot of TerrainSense platform with data from Jätkäsaari

Bike path condition measurement

TerrainSense
Goal: Testing the use of bike-mounted sensors for bike path condition measurement
Contact: Janne Rinne (Forum Virium Helsinki)

Measuring the condition of bike paths with sensors installed in bicycles to monitor issues and maintenance levels.

This project is one of the selected agile pilots. The solution will be tested in the spring of 2021 as the first phase of the agile pilot process.

Dangerous driving behaviour at pedestrian crossing

Near miss detection at pedestrian crossings

Kradient Intelligence
Goal: Testing the detection of dangerous driving behaviour at pedestrian crossings
Contact: Janne Rinne (Forum Virium Helsinki)

Detection of near miss events at pedestrian crossings by using machine vision.

This project is one of the selected agile pilots. The solution will be tested in the spring of 2021 as the first phase of the agile pilot process.

Lidar

Traffic monitoring with LIDAR and edge computing

Nodeon
Goal: Testing the feasibility of LIDAR technology for traffic monitoring
Contact: Janne Rinne (Forum Virium Helsinki)

Testing the use of LIDAR technology and edge computing in traffic monitoring for the purposes of traffic management, planning and counting.

This project is one of the selected agile pilots. The solution will be tested in the spring of 2021 as the first phase of the agile pilot process.

Map of Jätkäsaari with information points for last 50 meter routing

Last-meter routing for delivery logistics

Tietorahti Oy
Making urban delivery logistics smoother by detailed entrance data and last-meter routing tool.
Schedule Q4/2020 - Q1/2021
Janne Rinne (Forum Virium Helsinki)

More info about the pilot (In Finnish)

https://forumvirium.fi/tietorahti-pilotti-helsinki/
The Tietorahti mobile map provides detailed location and information about the entrances of buildings in the city center of Helsinki. The map also includes official loading sites for logistics as well as no-parking zones that are used for logistics. Once parked, the driver can switch from the mobile map to the routing tool Gatesolve which gives the shortest route to the right entrance by foot.

Professional drivers from logistics companies take part in the agile pilot by giving feedback about the feasibility and further development needs of the solution. They also validate and complement the data on loading sites.

Colossus Finland's electric carbo bikes in Jätkäsaari

Electric Cargo Bikes

Colossus Finland, HKL
Goal: Learning about user behaviour and developing the operating model for scalability.
1.7.2020-1.11.2020
Finished Q4/2020 Colossus Finland's shared electric city cargo bikes are piloted in the Jätkäsaari-Ruoholahti area in the summer of 2020.

The pilot is a part of the “Keksi pyörä uudelleen!” innovation challenge organized by HKL (Helsinki City Transport) in the spring of 2020.

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 and Q2/2021
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.

Traffic 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. There will be two measuring periods, first one being in Nov/Dec 2020 and the other in the spring of 2021.

The camera-based devices automatically identify licence plates of cars, and derive technical vehicle information from Traficom’s database. The use of licence plate information is approved by Traficom and it complies with national privacy and data security requirements.

No personal information (such as car owners’ names, addresses etc) is queried in the process. Vehicle information is used to produce traffic statistics, and individual road users cannot be identified at any stage of the analysis.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.