Deploying ITS Services: Case Finland-Russia smart transport corridor

Karri Rantasila, Raine Hautala, Matti Lankinen, Lauri Lankinen

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    This paper describes development process of the new ITS services from ideas to commercial pilots with an example of Helsinki - St. Petersburg smart transport corridor. Also key publications in the field of ITS services are addressed in order to draw a picture of industry. ITS services are focused on providing information. They are developing and they have new business potential. Also obligatory authority services, especially automated eCall system are being developed and promote ITS service. Finnish authorities and companies have worked closely together with Russian counterparties to boost commercial ITS services. The work started with developing technical specifications, architecture, regulative framework and studying business models. The work continued with service development, proof-of-concepts and piloting. Currently multi-service model is piloted with Vedia services, aiming to serve travellers between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The fragmentation of service offering is a big problem in ITS services but multi-service model seems to overcome this challenge with the support of authorities. This paper discusses the development of fully functional value network with service offerings as a case of successful ITS services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and ITS America Annual Meeting 2014
    Subtitle of host publicationReinventing Transportation in our Connected World
    Place of PublicationRed Hook
    PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-0040-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, ITSWC 2014 - Detroit, United States
    Duration: 7 Sept 201411 Sept 2014
    Conference number: 21


    Conference21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, ITSWC 2014
    Abbreviated titleITSWC 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • ITS multi-service
    • mobile payment
    • Helsinki-St.Petersburg smart transport corridor


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