01.02.2022 AS Bercman Technologies, the University of Tartu, Tartu Linnatransport, Traffest OÜ and Modern Mobility OÜ signed a cooperation agreement. The aim of the agreement is to test the use of self-driving vehicles in the provision of on-demand transport services and to validate the necessary technological solutions and processes. Preparatory work and testing of solutions and processes will take place between February and April this year.
Bercman’s task in the collaborative project is to install radars on the trajectory of the self-driving vehicle and interface the radars with the self-driving car’s control system. Bercman is also interfacing the vehicle control system with the first 5G smart pedestrian crosswalk system on Kroonuaia Street in Tartu.
Mart Suurkask, CEO of Bercman Technologies: “Bercman’s mission is to accelerate the progress towards self-driving vehicles in order to eliminate all avoidable fatalities. Self-driving vehicles will be common on our roads one day, and today, preparations for that are taking place in Estonia and around the world. Participating in this project gives us a good opportunity to test the technologies needed to make self-driving vehicles safe, not only on urban streets but also on the highways. The project, coordinated by the University of Tartu, will bring together specialists and technical expertise in their fields. We are delighted to be part of this team and look forward to the project delivering good results for the further development of on-demand transport solutions using self-driving vehicles.”
As this is a test of a self-driving vehicle for the provision of on-demand transport service and testing the necessary technological solution, the precise impact on Bercman’s business cannot be assessed at this stage. However, the successful completion of the test period is expected to have a positive impact on the further development of on-demand transport services via self-driving vehicles, and thereby increase the demand for self-driving vehicles interacting with transport infrastructure.