Finnish self-driving technology company Sensible 4 will work with partners to retrofit software in Toyota vehicles for testing in Oslo, Norway.
Sensible 4 will test its all-weather autonomous driving system in collaboration with Ruter, mobility company Holo and Toyota Motor Europe in the Nordre Follo municipality, in the greater Oslo area, this autumn.
Harri Santamala, CEO of Sensible 4, said, “We believe the future of transportation will be autonomous and shared. This project with Ruter, Holo, Toyota Motor Europe and Sensible 4 enables self-driving cars to become a part of public transportation. We expect that together we can provide a smarter and more sustainable transportation form to people in their everyday life.”
Challenging weather conditions are a problem for self-driving cars, and Sensible 4’s software enables the vehicles to drive in all conditions.
The purpose of the self-driving trials is to integrate autonomous vehicles into Ruter’s public transportation service and provide new mobility services.
Two autonomous shuttle routes have already been established in Oslo, with the focus now on suburban areas away from the city center.