Living Lab Bus is a Tekes-funded project, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
Goal of the Living Lab Bus (LLB) environment is to enable the development, testing and demonstration of various services and technologies by using innovative electric buses as a concrete platform in a real use environment. The innovation environment is implemented in co-operation with private companies and research organizations together with the support of the public sector. In addition to the those involved from the beginning, the project provides an open development environment for interested third parties.
- Open platform for technology and service providers – development, testing and demonstration of new technologies and services
- Quick prototyping and testing – faster commercialization and credible verification
- Real context and real users – user acceptance and service references
- Co-development ecosystem – new mobility service value chains
The environment can be used for collecting data, validating solutions and as an interface for involving end users in the innovation and feedback process, thereby supporting service and technology providers’ business development, innovation, co-development and co-operation activities as well as product marketing. From the public sector point of view, the environment encourages and enables the development of solutions that support common goals such as user-centric services that increase the use of sustainable transport modes.
The research project lasts until 7/2019 – and at the same time looks for ways for continuity.