A well-functioning, cost effective and environmentally friendly transport
system is in the aim in the TransSmart spearhead programme. The main
objective is to put the sustainability of the transport system on track as a
whole. Elements of the development platform for this transition are low-carbon
energy, clean and energy efficient vehicles, powerful ICT solutions, and smart
mobility services combined with the management of the related socio-technical
TransSmart develops new operations models, services and products for the
various actors in the field of transport. Business opportunities and exports
are boosted through development of, e.g., efficient and clean fuel and engine
technology. The programme also covers electric power trains and fuel cell power
plants. Smart transport services and associated ICT applications are also seen
as opportunities for boosting business.
Through its systemic approach the TransSmart programme supports public
decision making and facilitates cost effective fulfilling of the efficiency and
emission reduction targets set for the transport sector.
The programme results can be exploited with a short lead-time to exploit
business opportunities and to improve competiveness of the Finnish transport
related industry. TransSmart programme is a multi-dimensional framework for
transport related research enabling the co-operation of private and public
sectors for common goals. The preceding TransEco programme (2009 – 2012) laid
the foundation for this kind of cooperation.
A systemic approach is required for the transport sector to meet the challenging targets for quality of services, efficiency
and minimum environmental impacts. Actors should move
from subsystem optimization towards understanding and
optimizing the total system.
Programme Manager of TransSmart spearhead programme