Autonomous Vehicles and
Mobility services | AVM 

What we do

The Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility services (AVM) ecosystem is a national ecosystem aimed at supporting the transition of Finland’s transportation system and the growth and internationalization of companies in the Finnish transportation and mobility sectors. The formation of the ecosystem will take place over 2018-2019 in a project funded by Finland’s innovation support agency Business Finland after which the AVM ecosystem will continue operation with the support of its Anchor and Member organizations.  
  • Mission: Co-developing Finland into a Prime Mover in new mobility services and vehicle technologies and quickly leveraging the results internationally.
  • Strategy: Accelerating innovation by conducting piloting and capability building activities:
    • transport related technologies (e.g. 5G, electrification, autonomous driving); and
    • mobility services and new business models integrating public and private transport service.
  • Resources: Access to leading academic research (Tsinghua University, University of Tokyo, UC Berkeley, etc.)
  • Activities:
    • Joint capability building and action learning with industrial leaders (ABB, Fortum, Ponsse, Valmet Automotive, etc.)
    • Piloting new enabling technologies for mobility services: Connectivity, Electrification, and Autonomy
    • International expansion of the ecosystem: Identifying potential collaboration cities outside Finland by collaborating with WALCC.



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Supporting the development of the ecosystem

Latest news

  • Niinivirta’s electric cargo truck featured in video at SuomiAreena AVM SME member Niinivirta joined Synocus and the WALCC at the AVM ecosystem’s exhibition stand at this year’s SuomiAreena forum in Pori, Finland in July, where it displayed one of the company’s three electric cargo trucks. The electric cargo trucks, currently operating in Tampere and the capital region, are the first fully-electric cargo trucks to ...
  • AVM conducts survey on mobility at SuomiAreena forum The AVM ecosystem hosted a stand at the annual SuomiAreena discussion forum’s Kansalaistori fair from July 16th to the 20th. Interest from Anchors and SME Members in the ecosystem was strong, with many companies pleased at the opportunity to exhibit their products and services at the forum booth and the associated seminar at the Rosenlew ...
  • Ponsse and Telia collaborate on IoT solutions AVM Anchor company Ponsse is a forerunner in the development of digital solutions. Already in 1997 Ponsse started to relay data on the work of their forest machines to the customers, e.g. information on the location of the machines and the number of trees processed. Today the machines relay a variety of data that is ...



By 2020, the AVM ecosystem has launched at least five new technology offerings and five new services on international markets based on successful piloting in Finland.


By 2020, the AVM ecosystem is identified as a key collaboration partner of all the biggest cities in Finland which have aligned their procurement processes to support the introduction of new mobility services and technologies. The WALCC and the AVM ecosystem have also become active influencers of the transport legislation in Finland, and the new market conditions in Finland are examples of successful private-public collaboration in the transportation field.


By 2020, the AVM ecosystem is a recognized expert by public and private transportation decision makers within the Finnish business society as well as internationally. Its leading individuals are also frequent speakers at international events. 


By 2020, the AVM ecosystem has generated more than €100M in new export revenues.


By 2020, the AVM ecosystem development project has successfully fulfilled its goals, and the ecosystem continues as a market-driven community through the AVM platform managed by the WALCC. 


The AVM ecosystem welcomes participating organizations from business, government, and research who have an interest in contributing to the development of future mobility solutions which are automated, connected, electric, and shared. 
Anchor organizations

Together with the WALCC the anchors establish the rules of the ecosystem and steer its development through the Advisory Group. They support the piloting and research activities through a higher annual fee than that contributed by Members.

Member organizations

Participate actively in the execution of one or several work packages in the project and carry out own development work to strengthen the ecosystem. Members support the financing of the ecosystem activities through an annual fee lower than the one of Anchor organizations.

Observer organizations

Are interested in following how the ecosystem evolves e.g. by participating in open workshops organized by the WALCC relating to the project. They do not participate in the financing of the program, but an Observer organization may join the community as a Member at a later point.

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