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Help to avoid traffic jams: Fintraffic Road will be utilising Waze’s real-time congestion alerts and estimated driving times on Ring Road III

Wed, 03/29/2023 - 08:58

As of autumn 2023, Fintraffic Road will be utilising Waze’s data in traffic information displays to streamline traffic flow on Ring Road III. Fintraffic is involved in the “Waze for cities” programme, in which partners can utilise traffic data collected by Waze and also share their own data with Waze.

Fintrafficin hankkiman liikennepalveluiden tietokannan tarjouskilpailun kuvituskuva.

Tender for a national aggregated database service

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 15:09

Tender for a national aggregated database service

Traffic information would streamline traffic. Illustration.

Information on urban street maintenance, slipperiness and traffic volumes would streamline traffic

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 08:54

A survey conducted by Fintraffic indicates that there is a great need for centralised traffic data. Fully comprehensive data on traffic in urban street networks is not available as yet – for this reason, the real-time situational picture of traffic provided by navigators and map services, for instance, is often incomplete. Now, Fintraffic invites municipalities, contractors, service providers and IT system suppliers to come on board and share data to streamline traffic for everyone.

Vieraskynässä Staffan Herlin: Nyt jos koskaan yhteisellä tekemisellä on paikkansa. Kuvituskuva

Guest column: Staffan Herlin, Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Finnlines

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 08:45

Russia’s war of aggression has also had significant consequences for logistics in the Baltic Sea region. The West’s trade with Russia has declined dramatically, and Western logistics operators have largely withdrawn from Russia. In a sense, you could therefore say that Finland is once again logistically alone in the north-east of Europe. The collapse of Finnish trade with the East also means that maritime transport accounts for an even larger proportion of our foreign trade, further increasing the island effect.

Tyttö pysäkillä katsomassa kännykkää

Next-generation routing engine to be deployed in route planners

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 08:41

Route planner search functions will be faster and more versatile thanks to the introduction of a next-generation routing engine. The engine will initially be deployed in the Tampere route planner on Wednesday 22 February. It will be added to the HSL and national ( route planners later in the spring.

Lautta Helsingin edustalla. Kuvituskuva.

Good news for travelling in the archipelago – you can now see the location of ferries in real time

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 08:39

Fintraffic is continually developing its services to enable smooth journeys and provide a real-time situational picture of traffic. The usability of ferry traffic data in national services was improved at the turn of the year. It is now easier to avoid unnecessary waiting time, as you can see when a ferry will dock. This new information about ferries rounds out the comprehensive real-time situational picture of Finnish traffic provided by Fintraffic.

Kuvituskuva, drone talvisessa maisemassa.

Drone use opens up huge market for businesses and affects everyday life of consumers

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 16:09

Drones will deliver a parcel to your home and assist in farming and construction. These are some of the applications where developments will be brisk once European ground rules and safe airspace practices (U-space) are established for unmanned aircraft systems and future aircraft. Advancements in this field are driven for instance by the need to reduce emissions from transport and logistics and by the opportunities offered by digitalisation.

Lumisia autoja. Kuvituskuva.

Economic situation and war in Europe continue to dampen traffic volumes

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 16:02

Uncertainty in the economy, the now-established trend for hybrid working, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are still impacting road traffic volumes in Finland. During the last quarter of 2022, there were notably fewer passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles on highways and main roads than a year earlier. In contrast, Lapland had its busiest Christmas season ever in terms of air traffic. All these insights were gleaned from Traffic Management Company Fintraffic’s October–December statistics.

Janne Lautanala at ITS World Congress 2022.

Blog: ITS World 2022 – a showcase for intelligent traffic in the City of Angels

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 09:58

ITS World, the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress, is the world’s largest single event in the intelligent traffic sector. It brings together world leaders, professionals, policymakers, researchers and private-sector representatives. This year’s ITS World Congress was held in Los Angeles, USA on 18–23 September 2022, and its theme was “Transformation by Transportation”.

Rising fuel prices and Russian invasion impact traffic

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:54

The rapid growth in road traffic levelled off during the early summer. On the railways, the number of freight trains has decreased considerably on the previous year. Even though air traffic picked up during the early summer, traffic volumes are still clearly lower than before the pandemic. All these insights were gleaned from Traffic Management Company Fintraffic’s April–June statistics.

New Boost to Traffic Service Development at a Critical Juncture – Operators Agree on Ground Rules for Data

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 14:28

Improvement of traffic services for businesses and households received a boost with the adoption of an open-source Rulebook by operators in the sector. The goal here is to promote service development in the industry, in both goods and passenger traffic, with means such as data sharing. The traffic sector is thus at last following the lead of the banking and telecommunications sectors, which have for a long time now had interoperable customer services in place.

Traffic volumes and traffic data usage increased in 2021 – public transport lagged behind private motoring

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 16:09

Whereas the pandemic caused an unprecedented reduction in traffic in 2020, the lifting of restrictions in 2021 was reflected as an increase in various modes of transport. Demand for traffic data is also higher than ever before.