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Intelligence in Transport and Wisdom in Mobility

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Geo-spatial type
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out,
Environmental/Emissions aspects


Background & Policy context

Finland’s Second Generation Intelligent Strategy for Transport shares the vision, objectives and principles of the Strategy for Intelligent Transport published in 2009.

The implementation of this strategy will be customer-oriented and cross-administrative, and it will especially emphasise cooperation between the public and private sectors. The strategy represents a new way of thinking about transport policy.

The main themes of the Second Generation Intelligent Strategy for Transport are:

  • customer-oriented improvement in the level of service for mobility, transport and
  • information services
  • furthering the implementation of a new transport policy
  • fulfilling the objectives set by the EU’s White Paper on Transport and the ITS Directive
  • exploiting the opportunities provided by the rapid development of information and communications technology.

The strategy’s implementation programme includes the following key projects:

  1. Intelligent transport system reference architecture
  2. Real-time situation picture of transport system status and operation
  3. Integrated public transport system
  4. Intelligent traffic control
  5. Reactive and proactive safety systems
  6. Multi-service model for transport
  7. Intelligent logistics
  8. Smarter and more eco-friendly mobility
  9. Innovation and piloting programmes for intelligent transport

Influencing the choice of travel method Mobility management will be used to affect the passenger's behaviour. People will be encouraged to choose more sustainable travel methods that burden the transport system less. The aim of mobility management will be to increase the use of sustainable transport modes and reduce private car use. Environmentally and socially preferable travel methods include walking, cycling, public transport use, car sharing and car-pooling.
Mobility management typically involves informing people about sustainable transport modes through information services and marketing. It often also involves service development. Mobility management methods include:

  • To ensure that influencing the need to travel is a more integral part of future transport policy and intelligent transport.
  • To participate in the development and implementation of solutions that reduce people’s need to travel. Favour and promote the use of telecommuting and video conferencing throughout the administrative branch.
  • organisational travel planning, travel plans
  • direct marketing and personal guidance (residential areas, new residents,
  • families, students, workplaces etc.)
  • services providing real-time mobility information (e.g. route planners,
  • counters etc.)
  • campaigns, trials, training (Cycle to Work Day, test passengers,
  • mobility training etc.)
  • communal car use services (e.g. car sharing, car-pooling)
  • vehicle selection guides and energy efficiency markings (e.g. TraFi’s online car
  • comparison engine EkoTrafi and Motiva’s car selection service)


Funding Source
Ministry of Transport and Communications


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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