The future of vehicles needs the IT industry more than it realises

Finland is a country most people would associate with lakes (it has 187,888, more than any other country), heavy metal music, the Mosaic internet browser and companies such as Nokia. Few would perhaps know that it’s the home of the Air Guitar World Championships and fewer still would associate it with the automotive industry. In Scandinavia, you wouldn’t be wrong if you suggested Finland’s neighbour Sweden was perhaps better placed for anything to do with cars, after all, Sweden has produced brands such as Volvo, Saab and Scania. So, why is Finland making a play for autonomous vehicles?


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