ISEAUTO – the first self-driving vehicle in Estonia that is implemented at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in cooperation with an Estonian automotive companies AuVeTech and ABB. ISEAUTO is a research and educational project targeted on the design and development of a self-driving vehicle. The result of the cooperation and joint development is pre-commercial AV shuttle which can be exploited as a research and educational platform in university but also as a commercial vehicle in urban mobility pilot cases. The vehicle uses open-source software and has a modular design, enabling to bring down the manufacturing cost. The project had its first public demo in September 2018 and has since then been a success story.
The objectives of the development, in addition to research, are the following:
- Future city research and development platform. We are offering a service platform for students and companies where they can use a self-driving car and other smart infrastructure components for developing new and innovative services.
- Knowledge and competence. One of the goals of the project is to develop competence and know-how at the university level about self-driving cars. As there are many students involved, we provide valuable practical experience to future engineers in Estonia. The project gives also a signal for students that modern education is provided at TalTech and students can engage in practical studies in an area of interest.