Microsoft

Type

Type 1: Commercial partnership

Sector of the company/organisation

ICT

Name of activity/project (or solution offered)

CityNext

Relevant urban sustainability topic

mobility
resource-efficiency (waste, water, materials, circular economy,…)

Start year

2008

Brief project summary

Working with Microsoft and CGI, Helsinki city-owned bus system Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy (HelB) expanded the company’s data warehouse solution to collect and analyse data from bus sensors to reduce fuel consumption, improve driver performance, and make bus rides smoother and safer.

Short activity description

The city of Helsinki, Finland, relies on a strong public transportation system to help residents and visitors get to where they need to go. City-owned bus system Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy (HelB) competes with private bus operators for city routes, so it needs to find ways to stay competitive. Working with Microsoft and CGI, HelB expanded the company’s data warehouse solution to collect and analyse data from bus sensors to reduce fuel consumption, improve driver performance, and make bus rides smoother and safer.