Helsinki – the robobus

The automated electric minibus, with a passenger capacity of up to eight seats, produces no emissions and no noise. The robobus was operated at low speed (approximately 20km/h) in road traffic among other vehicles. It had been given an official public transport line number (94R and 26R) on its pilot route in Helsinki as part of mySMARTLife providing an urban mobility use case that contributed to life quality and modal shift away from private cars. It complemented the network of Helsinki’s metropolitan public transit authority Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and for the first time, an autonomous driving minibus had been incorporated into the Finnish mobility journey planner (Reittiopas).

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