Sohjoa Baltic Projekt

Project has ended 10/2020

Sohjoa Baltic researched, promoted and piloted automated driverless electric minibuses as part of the public transport chain, especially for the first/last mile connectivity.

The project brought knowledge and competence on organizing environmentally friendly and smart automated public transport. It provided guidelines on legal and organizational setup needed for running such a service in an efficient way.

Sohjoa Baltic consortium partners were from Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Norway and Denmark with area and public transportation planning expertise as well as legal expertise combined with strong technical understanding which are the requirements for enabling autonomous traffic.

Sohjoa Baltic brought autonomous small buses to drive demo routes in six Baltic Sea Region cities in 2018-2020.

De førerløse busser vil køre deres rute efter samme principper som en elevator. Ved forsøgene vil der altid være en ansvarlig person ombord, ligesom der også var i elevatorer, da man begyndte at indførte dem. Bussen scanner sine omgivelser og ved, hvornår den skal tage farten af eller stoppe helt, hvis der er forhindringer på vejen.

The Sohjoa Baltic project was funded from Interreg – Baltic Sea Region programme.


3,7 M€

BSR Interreg

2,6 M€


Oct 2017 – Sept 2020

Demo sites

Large scale: Helsinki, Tallinn, Kongsberg
Small scale: Gdansk, Zemgale, Vejle (cancelled)


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European Regional Development Fund




Forum Virium Helsinki








Tallinna Transpordiamet




Zemgale Planning Region






Kongsberg Kommune


Vejle Kommune