Uber for Boats and other smart mobility services being tested in Jätkäsaari

Jätkäsaari is a testing ground for new mobility solutions and a showcase for smart transport to the rest of the world. In the summer and autumn, Jätkäsaari is being used to test four new mobility services and solutions in a real urban environment and with real users.

Uber for Boats, smart parking for shared-use cars, bicycle tours with audio navigation, and travel via water bus are being testet in Helsinki’s Jätkäsaari. The Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility Lab coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki brings together residents, companies and universities to develop new mobility technologies and solutions. As a result, Jätkäsaari has come to be characterised by the agile piloting and co-creation of new solutions.

Jätkäsaari is a seaside city district being built right next to the inner city, and is also home to the busiest passenger harbour in Europe. It is an excellent place for testing new mobility services that offer concrete solutions to real transport challenges and development needs,” says Project Manager Janne Rinne from Forum Virium Helsinki.

The agile pilots conducted in the summer and autumn are part of the Last Mile project.