The internationally unique “Lyyli Living Lab” environment is being built for the Tampere Tramway system. The purpose of the project is to create a development, experiment, testing and marketing environment and the related services. This will make it possible to develop urban mobility solutions and obtain references in a real operating environment: the Tampere Tramway system, the Tramway Mock-up, and the very first Lyyli tram car.
Tampere Tramway Ltd is the host organisation for the project, which is scheduled to last for 4–6 years.
“Lyyli Living Lab” has been operating since the beginning of 2022 in small-scale trials, and the first larger trial began at the end of April. Construction of the project environment is already in progress, with Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) taking responsibility for the technology and digital tools.
The project is being implemented in cooperation with the City of Tampere, Business Tampere, Skoda, and the University of Tampere. The first example of experiment-driven development is an environmental observation system developed by Skoda Group and GIM Robotics, which will reduce the life cycle costs of a tram car and improve traffic safety.
Join the partners’ network
The project already has nearly 20 committed partners at this time. All interested Finnish and international actors can participate in the project by sending an application to Tampere Tramway Ltd and approving the annual membership fee corresponding to their selected commitment period.
Tampere Tramway Ltd. press release 15.62022.: A unique urban mobility environment for Tampere – the Lyyli tram car has an important role as a test platform | Tampereen Ratikka