Towards 5G network

Tampere Testbed Hervanta is a service-providing testing platform where scientific communities, industry, the city and innovative companies work together at the intersection of research and business.

Experience from the test area will contribute to urban development and planning. One interesting option is to utilise automatic buses as part of the transport system, for example, in feeder traffic for the tramway. With the help of the test area, residents will get used to the idea of autonomous driving. The fears associated with automatic driving can be reduced through experimentation.

The development work for the test area is being carried out in the ERDF project Smart City Test Area – Towards Level 4 Automated Transport, which is funded by the Council of Tampere Region. The project is being implemented by Business Tampere. In this project, measures will be initiated to develop a test area in Hervanta that meets the requirements of level 4 automated transport.

The goal of the Smart City Test Area project is to develop a secure and reliable test network that utilises Nokia’s cloud-based private LTE test network in Hervanta, Tampere. The test area offers companies and research institutes the opportunity to try out new smart transport and automated mobility services in a real urban environment. Please see the test area webpage Tampere Testbed Hervanta for more information.

Who and how can utilize?

Do you want more information about the test area, its services and development plans? Are you interested in a project partner position, or are you thinking of a new business idea related to automated mobility? We are happy to help with any questions or needs.

Please contact Markku Niemi or Jari “Yatzy” Ikonen


Markku Niemi

Senior Business Advisor

Smart Connectivity

Business Tampere

— +358505117341


Jari “Yatzy” Ikonen

Senior Business Advisor

Smart Mobility

Business Tampere

— +358500456636