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Finland aims to become leading ecosystem for intelligent transport

News article 26.04.2017 15.11 fi sv en

Esko Aho, Lauri Lyly and Inka Mero at the press conference 26.4.2017 (photo: LVM)

Technological development and digitalisation are the most significant factors transforming the transport and communications operating environment. Data is evolving into a critical production factor, and it will dominate the future's transport and communications architecture.

Finland has the opportunity to become a pioneer in the swift adoption and application of new, globally created technology solutions. The rapporteurs' report Liikenne- ja viestintäarkkitehtuuri 2030 ja 2050 (Transport and Communications Architecture in 2030 and 2050) states that success will require the effective utilisation of the combined transport and communications ecosystem.

The chairman of the working group is Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland, and its other members include Lauri Lyly, former President and Chairman of the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), and Inka Mero, startup investor and Founder and Chairwoman of Pivot5 Oy. The rapporteurs submitted their report to Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner on 26 April.

In the working group's vision, traditional transport and digital solutions will meld with the broader ecosystem. Automation and e-services tailored to customers' needs will increase and become more diverse, and traditional security risks will shrink. The reform will see us transition from a standardised and rigid system to more individualised and flexible solutions. At the same time, the report finds that we will experience new challenges with regard to data protection and the reliability of digital systems, which must be solved during the coming preparation process.