Recent projects and publications

Latest posts

This is the English summary of a preliminary report on transport poverty in Finland. The research was funded by Ministry of Transport and Communications, Helsinki Regional Transport Authority and Finnish Transport Agency. Further research is funded by Kone Foundation.

Update: Questionnaire was closed 12.2. Thanks for all the participants! A shared-bike (city bike) pilot will be launched later this year in Hervanta. Take a questionnaire to help with system development – you will have a chance to win movie tickets!

Reflections on ICoMaaS 2017
1.12.2017 Blog post

The first international conference on Mobility as a Service (ICoMaaS) took place in Tampere, Finland 28.–29.11.2017. About 130 participants from nearly 20 countries attended the conference. The theme of the conference was identifying knowledge gaps and building bridges, which reflected the event’s mission to bring together business, authorities and scientific community.

Hei, my name is Marc and I’m an Environmental Science Master’s student from ETH Switzerland. I had the pleasure to stay in Tampere for two weeks to work and conduct interviews for my master’s thesis. The Verne research group and its open minded team was my host during that time, providing me with a place to work and also lots of insights into Finnish culture. 

Doctor of Science (Technology) Heikki Liimatainen has been designated as Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) as from 15th February 2016. The field of professorship is transport transformation. As a professor Heikki Liimatainen will head the Transport Research Centre Verne at TUT. The aim of Transport Research Centre Verne is to promote the development of sustainable transport systems.

Winter maintenance has significant impact on our society. With properly managed winter maintenance it is possible to create safe conditions to travel in the point of view of both individuals and the business life. But when there are problems in maintenance the effects for the whole traffic system can be significant. Winter maintenance does not have an impact only on the traffic safety and traffic flow but it also affects the reliability of business life and creates significant economic consequences.