Robotic Tampere: Driving Autonomous to cut Emissions


The city of Tampere, Finland, is at the forefront of innovative mobility as they aim for carbon neutrality by 2030. In the Hervanta district, robot buses navigate a 5 km circuit with nearly full autonomy, overseen by a safety driver. Tampere also uses automated taxis, equipped with AI technology to navigate hazardous conditions like snow and ice.

These advancements stem from collaborations under the European project Stardust, where universities, companies, and researchers from six countries work on mobility solutions. In Pamplona, Spain, similar initiatives thrive. A smart charging station powered by solar panels charges electric buses in less than five minutes, significantly cutting CO2 emissions. The GLOSA system optimizes driving speeds, reducing the need to stop at red lights. Pamplona’s focus on sustainable mobility includes e-taxis and an expanding network of cycling paths, significantly reducing CO2 emissions. These initiatives highlight a collaborative effort across European cities to address climate challenges and enhance urban mobility.

The Stardust project runs till March 2024.


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