Below are a couple examples of how the Living Lab Bus is being used in testing and developing new solutions.
Aalto student group testing a “thank the driver” button (weeks 10-11)
As part of a course work, Aalto students are testing a feedback button for passengers to thank the driver.
A button prototype is temporarily attached near a door in some of the Linkker electric buses and the students monitor how passengers use it.
New hardware solutions for (road) weather and air quality
Foreca uses the Living Lab Bus for developing new solutions for measuring weather, road weather and air quality.
A sensor package installed outside of the electric bus captures various measurements for analysing the conditions in the city.
Detailed data for optimized driving behaviour and road slipperiness detection
EEE Innovations is developing and implementing tools for managing the entire public transport system as a whole, by optimizing the schedule, speed and energy consumption/emissions of individual vehicles as well as the fleet as a whole (e.g. avoiding queueing). The solution utilizes data from the vehicle CAN bus.
In addition, the CAN bus data is used for measuring road slipperiness without the need of expensive additional hardware.