Ministry of Transport and Communications requests comments on transport automation

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 16.1.2020 11.54
Press release
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The Ministry of Transport and Communications has launched a project to review what type of legislative amendments will be required to support transport automation.

The Ministry requests statements on a memorandum assessing the legislative and action plans for transport automation. The memo examines the utilisation of data and the aspects of physical and digital infrastructure required for transport automation. The work is based on the Government Programme.

The aim is to prepare for the future and ensure that legislation in the transport sector allows automation and the resulting benefits: increased safety with reductions in accidents caused by human error, efficient traffic control services, and emissions reduction by means of  information and data.

The work with stakeholders will begin with the request for comments on the memo and with the first open stakeholder workshop to be held on 17 January.

The action plan and the views outlined in connection with its preparation will contribute to the development of automation in the EU and in international organisations. The plan will also help prepare the 12-year National Transport System Plan.

What next?

The deadline for comments is 17 February 2020. The request for opinions is available online at  Following the consultation round, the preparations will continue by public officials.

Stakeholder events and workshops will be arranged during the project.

The plan should be ready in summer 2020.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Vilkkonen, Director-General (Data Department), tel. +358 40 500 0817, Twitter @vilkkonen

Maria Rautavirta, Director of Unit, tel. +358 40 718 5975, Twitter: @mrautavirta