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Living Lab Bus 2016-2019

Tampere University

The goal of the Living Lab Bus (LLB) 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. Focal points: open platform for technology and service providers; development, testing and demonstration of new technologies and services; quick prototyping and testing; real context and real passenger experiences; co-development ecosystem.


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 design, implementing and evaluating of new innovative and interactive services enables a large-scale involvement of students.  

The Living Lab Bus project supports and enables the development of mobility services through an open test environment. The research project is done in co-operation between VTT, Aalto, and Tampere University.

Funding source

Business Finland

Contact persons

Markku Turunen


markku.turunen [at]

+358 40 533 9689