Sensible4 Doing Some Autonomous Testing in The Arctic Circle

The latest from Sensible 4;

Sensible 4, Mobility Forus, Boreal, Nordland County Municipality and Bodø Municipality collaborates to carry out the world’s first long-term autonomous driving service North of the Arctic Circle in Norway. The project will support Bodø’s residents by providing a crucial public transport link to the local hospital. Challenging seasonal weather provides the ultimate test for Sensible 4’s all-weather autonomous driving software. 

Mobility Forus, Boreal, Nordland County Municipality, Bodø Municipality and Sensible 4 are collaborating to carry out the world’s first long-term autonomous driving service North of the Arctic Circle in the city of Bodø, Norway. Bodø’s subpolar climate creates challenging weather that changes dramatically throughout the year. The annual mix of rain, wind, snow, daylight hours, and varying temperatures provide the ultimate test for Sensible 4’s all-weather software.

“We are witnessing a historic day: Bodø is officially operating the northernmost autonomous shuttle bus route in the world! Such a project brings with it tremendous challenges, not least because of the weather. Bodø is known for experiencing four seasons in one day; it’s really exciting to see how the technology behind the autonomous shuttles will work in such a challenging climate. If the autonomous shuttles can operate in Bodø, they will work anywhere in the world”, says Project manager Rune Eiterjord in Smarter Transport Bodø.

Harri Santamala, CEO of autonomous driving technology company Sensible 4, continues: “This project goes right to our core at Sensible 4. Operating in Bodø provides us with the opportunity to demonstrate how our technology performs in seriously bad weather that is often highly unpredictable. Moreover, we’re delighted to be able to provide a key service that creates an important public transport link for the local community in Bodø, where driver shortage remains a key challenge that the city is trying to overcome through their adoption of autonomous mobility technology.”

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