The Internet of Things (IoT) is still a new and captivating concept, with all the different kinds of sensors and the bountiful amounts of data. However, when it comes to automated driving, can IoT bring an added advantage and have a valid business case? The AUTOPILOT project aims to prove that IoT can advance automated driving in great big strides. We are convinced of the potential of IoT, but we would appreciate an opportunity to debate with you. Join us this June in Tampere!

In Tampere, we will show you AUTOPILOT’s automated valet parking functionalities in hands-on demonstrations and later ask you about your impressions. We will host a workshop to talk about the business cases, as well as the opportunities and challenges that AUTOPILOT could face in coming to the market. You will be able to learn about the Internet of Things, new potential business cases, and share your views with us.

Regardless of whether you are already convinced of the potential of IoT or need some persuading, let’s together make Tampere the place to be this summer for riveting discussions on the future of automated driving! We would, in particular, value participation from local stakeholders, including city authorities, public transport providers, and SMEs.


Join AUTOPILOT in Tampere

Registration link: . Please register by 1st June 2018.

Venue: VTT, Tekniikankatu 1, Tampere


Draft Agenda

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-11:00 AUTOPILOT, automated driving and IoT.  You will hear more about the AUTOPILOT project, and automated driving and IoT in Tampere and VTT.
11:00-13:00 Demonstrations and lunch
13:00-16:00 Workshop: How to make automated systems sustainable. Interactive discussion on how to make business from services for automated driving using IoT.



The AUTOPILOT (AUTOmated driving Progressed by the Internet of Things) is an EU-funded project that started in January 2017. It is now reaching its mid-term point and, with it, we have begun our testing activities. Tampere will be the first location, where you will be able to witness the new IoT-enabled services that AUTOPILOT is developing and meet us to discuss their potential. The testing activities will continue until the end of the project in December 2019 and, during this time, you will have a chance to meet us in Livorno (Italy), Vigo (Spain), Brainport (the Netherlands), and Versailles (France). With your inputs, we will refine the AUTOPILOT functionalities in five driving modes – urban driving, platooning, highway driving, automated valet parking, and real time car sharing – and develop a range of services, including city chauffeur services for tourists, automated driving route optimisation, 6th sense driving, driverless car rebalancing, and HD maps for automated driving vehicles.


Contact details:

Johan Scholliers (Tampere pilot site leader):

Zane Mezdreija (AUTOPILOT communication activity leader):

Francois Fischer (AUTOPILOT project coordinator):

Stella Nikolaou and Ralf Willenbrock (Workshop facilitators):,