FABULOS Final Conference

We warmly invite cities, public transport authorities and operators, road authorities, mobility and robotics specialists from around the world to join us online on 18 February 2021.

After around three years, the FABULOS project is coming to an end. We would like to share our results and lessons with you at the final conference. Via a pre-commercial procurement, six cities worked together with three commercial consortia to bring automated shared mobility in Europe a big step further. As a result of this R&D project, a proof-of-concept for the management of autonomous fleets as part of the public transportation is now available. Therefore, the FABULOS Final conference offers a unique opportunity to hear about the state of the art in autonomous shared mobility.

During the Final Conference we will dive deeper into the three different prototype solutions from our Norwegian, Estonian and Finnish consortia.  The experiences from the FABULOS cities will also play a prime role. Other key themes are driverless shuttles as part of public transport, innovation procurement, regulatory aspects and technical lessons learned on turnkey robot bus solutions, including the remote operations of such a fleet.

FINAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9.00 Welcoming words
Renske Martijnse-Hartikka, FABULOS Project Coordinator, Forum Virium Helsinki

9.10 Keynote speech
Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of the International Organisation for Public Transport (UITP).

9.25 Autonomous shuttle bus deployment: Key learnings from the pilots and plans for
commercialisation of the services.
Representatives of Saga,  Sensible4–Shotl and Mobile Civitatem consortia

10.15 Break

10. 30 Panel discussion: Key learnings from the FABULOS procurers based on the robot bus pilots in five cities.
Renske Martijnse-Hartikka, Forum Virium Helsinki (moderator), Trond Hansen (Municipality of Gjesdal), Fotis Gogoulos (Municipality of Lamia), Marcel Unterberg (Municipality of Helmond), Carlos Abreu (STCP) and Johann Peetre (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications).

11.50–12.00 Wrap up and introduction of afternoon sessions
Renske Martijnse-Hartikka, FABULOS Project Coordinator, Forum Virium Helsinki

Dedicated session: Three lessons from the FABULOS project

13.00–13.50 Regulatory aspects of autonomous shuttles
Hosted by Head of Analysis and Trials Eetu-Pilli Sihvola, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency

14.00–14.50 Technical capabilities of autonomous shuttles
Hosted by Innovation Director Oscar Nissin, HelsinkiMetropolia University of Applied Sciences

15.00–15.50 Autonomous shuttle services as a Public Procurement of Innovative solutions
Hosted by FABULOS Project Coordinator Renske Martijnse-Hartikka, Forum Virium Helsinki

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