Metropolia to run research of smarter mobility
The Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), the Finnish Transport Agency and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences are carrying out and financing a joint research project with the aim of promoting solutions for flexible, non-polluting and user-friendly mobility services (Mobility as a Service MaaS). The project is run by Arto O. Salonen, PhD, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki and a principle lecturer at Metropolia. The project is for fixed term of three years 3.11.2016 - 2.11.2019.
The aim of the research project is to find solutions for making flexible and congestion-free mobility services with lower emissions available to everybody. Traffic congestion and emissions are a global problem, solving which requires multidisciplinary academic research. Finland aims to become a key player in discovering new mobility solutions with this research.
"Transportation is becoming a comprehensive service. To help in decision-making we need an increasing number of new transportation services, as well as research on mobility behaviour, for example," says Laura Eiro, Director of the Markets Unit at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
* The news article has been corrected 8.11.2016