SHOW is a Europewide project funded by the EU Comission. Tampere has been one of the satellite sites of the project. The Tampere satellite site has gathered appreciation within the project from the whole consortium. The work done in Tampere has been exemplary and valuable for the project, as much of the pilots have been conducted in harsh climate which resulted in Tampere being given the “Arctic Award”.
The pilots in Tampere have been driven in the Hervanta suburban area. The routes were selected to be a feeder service to the brand-new tram line.
Autonomisen liikkumisen operointi
Yatzylta tähän lyhyt kuvailu ja varmistus ajankohdasta
In 2014, a motion was put forward by the city council to make Tampere a test area for robot buses which sparked the pilot in Hiedanranta. Also, the city’s carbon neutrality goals and the start of the tram operating in 2021 were reasons for the pilot.
One Auve Tech Ise-auto was used for the pilot. It was operated by Roboride. The vehicle reached the speed of 20 km/h.
The pilot was in public use and during the pilot there were 510 passengers.
(6-11/2016, 5-6/2017, 10-12/2017)
The pilots conducted in the SOHJOA project were the world’s first automated bus pilots on public roads. Tampere was one of the three test sites, and the pilot route was on the campus area of the Tampere University of Technology.
Two Easymile EZ10 vehicles were used in the pilot. Those vehicles could reach the SAE-level 4 in automated driving. The vehicle speeds ranged from 5-12 km/h.
The pilot was free for the public to use and during the whole pilot (inc. other two sites) there were over 3500 passengers.