27.4.2022 Smart Public Transport

Six pitchers and their two coaches.
Smart Public Transport pitchers from number six to one: Bruna De Castro e Silva, Tero Avellan, Petri Launonen, Riku Viri, Hanne Tiikkaja and Roni Utriainen coached by Raúl Berlanga and Leena Köppä.

We grabbed some TechBites of the future of smart public transport! We built contacts and joined discussions with key people from companies, cities and research teams. Together we want to build smarter public transport with sustainable solutions, smoother services and better customer experience.

Keynote speakers

TechBites keynote: Enhancing public customer experience and accessibility

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Markku Turunen Professor of Interactive Technology, Tampere University

Markku Turunen heads the Pervasive Interaction Research Group (PRIG) at Tampere University. The group works with various interaction techniques and technologies to create novel human-technology interaction solutions for different real-world uses. The group works with different organizations, including various industrial and technology companies, and different kinds of user groups from professionals in varying fields to users with special needs. He also leads the international Sustainable Digital Life (SDL) M.Sc. programme and is a founding member of the Tampere Accessibility Unit (TACCU).

Steve O'Hern, Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Sustainable Transport, Tampere University

Steve O’Hern works at the Transport Research Centre VERNE within the Faculty of Built Environment of Tampere University. His research aims to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems for all. His areas of interest include sustainable modes of transportation, road safety, connected and autonomous vehicles, infrastructure design, road user behaviour, simulation, big data and network modelling.

TechBites keynote: Infrastructure needs for smart transport

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TechBites keynote: TURMS - Tampere Urban Rail Mobility Service

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Ali Huttunen Head of Rolling Stock, Tampere Tramway Ltd

Ali Huttunen heads the Rolling Stock team at Tampere Tramway Ltd with the aim to get created the fastest, most comfortable, safe, most reliable and easy to access tramway system for the citizens of Tampere and its visitors. Tampere Urban Rail Mobility Services (TURMS) is a tool for the City of Tampere as a Mobility 2.0 forerunner in developing the next generation tram transportation concepts and supporting the competitiveness of individual companies in developing intelligent products and services in the international transport solution markets.

Pitch and Catch session - return to your favourite pitch!

#1 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Roni Utriainen, Tampere University

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#2 Hanne Tiikkaja, Tampere University

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#3 Riku Viri, Tampere University

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#4 Petri Launonen, Sitowise

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#5 Tero Avellan, Tampere University

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#6 Bruna De Castro e Silva, Tampere University

TechBites pitch: Security and privacy risks of smart public transport

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