Tampere, Finland

Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the home ground of innovation. Tampere is well advanced in its smart city developments. Tampere has developed the Carbon-neutral Tampere 2030 Roadmap (2022) and its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2021). Furthermore, Tampere was recently awarded with the best SUMP, due to its focus on low-carbon mobility and empowering people to make healthier urban mobility choices.

Tampere's REALLOCATE twin city: Gothenburg

LAB - AI for increased road safety, space reallocation & parametric design

Location: Vuores housing district & two unsafe intersections near schools

This pilot will demonstrate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for urban road safety & accident prevention, employing parametric design & space reallocation. It aims to evaluate the innovative uses of AI to protect citizens in urban traffic and engage people in co-creating safe environments.

The main actions envisaged will:

  • identify hazardous spots,
  • collect relevant data from city repositories,
  • analyse historical data,
  • install AI-cameras to target crossings, and
  • develop AI-algorithms to recognize pedestrians, cyclists, e-scooters, and cars and their interactions through the Tampere IoT-platform.

A follow-up is also foreseen involving citizen engagement and local road space reallocation to create safe environments near schools.

European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No. 101103924. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Mission Cities

REALLOCATE is a project under the CIVITAS Initiative, an EU-funded programme working to make sustainable and smart mobility a reality for all, and contributes to the goals of the EU Mission Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.