Roads for new innovations!

Finland’s most attractive city brings the development and testing of autonomous driving to the middle of the cityscape. Tampere Testbed Hervanta is a service-providing testing platform where scientific communities, industry, the city and innovative companies work together at the intersection of research and business. Join us in building the future of autonomous mobility!

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Why Hervanta?

Tampere Testbed Hervanta is a rare test area in the middle of a vibrant district, next door to the university campus and numerous technology companies. The growth- and development-oriented attitude of the City of Tampere provides the basis for versatile open innovation and business activities.

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A district with 30,000 residents, 8,000 students and hundreds of companies, the vast majority of which are technology-driven.

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Why autonomous transport?

Automated mobility makes cities more functional. Robot buses make fewer mistakes than humans, which increases safety. They also offer a last-mile solution for places where there is no other public transport. Call-based buses bring a new service culture to cities and reduce the carbon footprint.

Tampere Testbed – places for business

The Hervanta Open Ground street network enables the testing of urban transport with automated vehicles in a genuine urban environment. In the initial phase, the area includes the quadrangle formed by Insinöörinkatu, Teekkarinkatu, Ahvenisjärventie and Opiskelijankatu, but routes will be planned and expanded flexibly depending on the interest of the testers.

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Developing cluster for intelligent transport operators

The future needs builders. We welcome automotive operators, software development companies, vehicle manufacturers, sensor and equipment manufacturers, educational and research institutions, project partners and transport operators to develop business and services in the area. Contact us at an early stage to secure a top position in the world of automated transport.

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Finland is digital and Tampere is nearby – comprehensive services at hand

Finland is a pioneer in digitalisation, Tampere is its most attractive municipality, and Hervanta is a growing engineering district that has developed into a small town of its own. Near the Testbed, there is a wide range of office and work spaces, accommodation services and restaurants, as well as the Tampere University campus with facilitation and cooperation opportunities. The services of Tampere city centre are only 8 km away, and the airport can be reached in 20 minutes.

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The test area draws on the results of many projects

The development of the Hervanta test area has benefited greatly from the results and lessons of various projects. Read about them below!

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