Data is the new fuel powering vehicles. As cars become more digitalized and connected, car manufacturers have to supercharge their vehicles with new technologies and fresh ideas. No wonder Finnish companies are already driving on this fast lane to the future.
The land that makes digital difference, Finland has introduced countless technologies and digital services to the world. In fact, Finns are renowned for creating user-driven solutions and sought-after technologies, in large part due to their holistic understanding of digitalization and the entire digital value chain.
With everything in a car becoming digitalized and connected, automotive industry is looking for new innovative solutions and technologies, providing the needed edge for tomorrow's vehicles. And this is where Finnish companies and their know-how come to play with solid track record in developing innovative software solutions and expertise in delivering global software projects.
Finns pride themselves on being at the driving edge of new technologies. Solutions based on IoT, AI and 5G
networks are being extensively deployed, also in automotive applications. Simultaneously, higher levels of cybersecurity work to keep these masses of data safe.
With extensive experience and ecosystem in mobile solutions, Finnish companies are the experts that can deliver secure solutions for optimized data usage and customer retention. Not forgetting the ability to leverage application development know-how for delivering in-car smartphone experience.
Today Finnish companies provide the automotive industry with infotainment, connectivity, sensor and HMI solutions, as well as specialized components for engines, electric drives, gears, catalytic converters and tires. These companies come in all sizes and makes – from fast-maneuvering startups to big-league players.
Finland also takes pole position in Europe for autonomous vehicle and winter testing. For decades now, global car manufacturers have pushed their vehicles to the limit in Finnish Lapland, while self-driving vehicle developers are now heading to Finland to check out the northern lights.
The shift towards a fully developed connected car industry is a fact. It is changing the concept of what is understood as a car and its functions. Electronics, software, and online connectivity all pose new service opportunities from driver assistance systems to safety functions and improved entertainment systems. Thanks to high-speed computers, even a self-driving vehicle will be reality one day. The advantages in this development are significant but at the same time challenges in security and privacy must be taken into consideration.
Finns are racing to the front with the world's first mobility operator and MaaS, Mobility as a Service, ecosystem for traffic. The winner of this race gets to revolutionize how we drive, transport goods and manage traffic.
Combining intelligent mobility and modern urban environment is something very ordinary in Finland, of which the Finnish MaaS ecosystem - supported by open data, APIs and progressive regulation - is a perfect example. The finesse of the system is that both companies and public organizations work together in developing, trialing, and implementing innovative mobility services.
Combining intelligent mobility and modern urban environment are nothing new in Finland. The Finnish MaaS ecosystem, supported by open data, APIs and progressive regulation, is a perfect example of this effort. In the ecosystem, companies as well as public organizations work together in developing, trialing and implementing innovative mobility services.
MaaS Global, the world's first Mobility-as-a-Service operator, is set to change how people move in the future. Their aim is to provide people an alternative to owning a car – an alternative that is not just equally good, but much better.
With thousands of first places on the ICT circuit, Finnish companies have a home-track advantage when it comes to MaaS rollout. Today, in the Finnish pit stop, teams are working on customized solutions for mobile payment, car sharing, fleet management and smart parking.
Finnish cities are also teaming up to develop intelligent traffic and public transport services, with mobility innovators. For developers and investors, the road ahead in Finland has never looked better.