Public transport ITS test environment for a smart city

Juho Kostiainen, Aki Aapaoja, Raine Hautala

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    Transport is a significant part of smart cities. It accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and, through accessibility and appeal, affects regional competitiveness and economic growth. Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) cover a broad range of tools for improving the efficiency of transport and the mobility choices of citizens. Wider take-up of new ITS technologies and services requires them to first be tested and proven. In this paper, we have a look at ways to enable innovation and faster testing and development cycles through providing suitable test environments. In particular, this paper presents a new innovation and test environment for ITS solutions related to public transport. The innovation environment, built as a public-private-research cooperation, will utilise a fleet of electric buses as a concrete testing platform where technologies and services can be evaluated with real users.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event11th ITS European Congress: Delivering Future Cities Now - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 11


    Conference11th ITS European Congress
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityGlasgow, Scotland


    • test environment
    • public transportation
    • smart city


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