Spain / Sweden / UK, December 2017 – Tunnll, an international startup, which implements the next generation technology to transform public transport bus services into smart mobility systems in European cities, releases its report with the integrated picture of some of the results the company achieved in 2017.
We are pleased to announce that in 2017 our pilot project with collaboration with Björks&Byberg (bus transport operator) and Malmö University is approved by Vinnova (Sweden’s government agency for innovation) and the City of Härnösand in Sweden. The pilot aims to prove that Tunnll can help public transportation providers in small towns to serve 15% more passengers on the same buses and drivers.
“It was natural to invite Härnösand to this cooperation. The municipality has previously shown goodwill to develop a modern public transport”, says Tomas Byberg, CEO of Björks&Byberg AB.
In March 2017 Tunnll wins the IoT Innovation World Cup 2017 which takes place at the heart of the 2017 Mobile World Congress. Tunnll with its intelligent solution is selected from a pool of over 400 submissions and declared the winner in the category of Mobile Solutions for Transport & Logistics & Surveillance.
In June 2017 Tunnll is recognized by the European Commission as one of the 20 best proposals for Transport and Mobility solutions in the context of the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017.
September 2017- Tunnll is chosen the finalist of PostVenture Swiss Post’s innovation programme which aims to build the partnership between PostAuto and innovation startups which will enhance the quality of public transportation in Switzerland. The possible co-creation partnership between PostAuto and Tunnll creates great opportunities to improve the public transportation system in more than 50 Swiss small towns and to get new customers for the famous Swiss Post’s yellow buses.
November 2017 – Tunnll as a finalist of the Copernicus Accelerator 2016 takes part in the European Space Week in Tallinn. The European Space Week aims to foster interactions between space and digital community and researches possible ways for space technologies utilization in pushing the topic of IoT and smart mobility in Europe and beyond.
2017 is a start of the Tunnll project in the UK. Supported by Transport Systems Catapult, Tunnll establishes a presence in the United Kingdom to explore the British market. The Catapult Programme is provided by the UK government to transform the country’s capability for innovation in specific areas, including smart mobility and transportation. Under the new agreement, Tunnll under the aegis of Transport System Catapult intends to participate in the innovative growth of transportation system in the UK.
The main driver for Tunnll is its high potential for social impact, that’s why Tunnll is willing to deploy its smart mobility technology at the forefront of the European innovative community with the aim to provide its best solutions which afford each European citizen to get easy access to high-quality public transportation in small towns.