Transport and logistics 2016

Living Lab Bus

Helsinki, Finland


City of Helsinki


Autonomous buses and associated technology

The Living Lab Bus project facilitates the use of a real electric bus fleet as a testbed, providing lots of data as well as the opportunity to install and test new hardware.

What was tested

Hardware for public bus transport; Use of data collected from bus service

Testbed purpose

The aim is enabling and supporting faster development of mobility services through a concrete, open test environment in a real public transport context.


Real buses and bus routes as concrete test platforms in normal operations, and bus mules for prototypes and testing before deployment

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Make public services better and more efficient
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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