Wapice and Tampere University jointly develop intelligent machines

Wapice and the Tampere University have collaborated on smart mobile machines in the EDGE project. Wapice has provided IoT-TICKET® and a smart WRM247+ data collection system for the research. The aim is to bring intelligence to mobile machines, especially at edge level.

Tampere is a hub for the development and manufacture of mobile machinery. Cooperation between Tampere University and Wapice has been a great opportunity to share knowledge around the subject while creating new innovations. Close cooperation with the Tampere University helps Wapice to develop its own capabilities and enables researchers to utilise Wapice's advanced technology.

The EDGE project has a smart WRM247+ data collection system installed on the mobile machine. The edge computing enables analysis close to the device. Analyses were carried out to calculate the effectiveness of load loading based on sensor data from the device. In addition, fuel consumption and engine power data can be used to compare the efficiency of drivers in different jobs.

"The cooperation in the project has been really good. Knowledge have been shared in recurrent progress report meetings, in addition meetings have been held between researchers and developers on the state of development. IoT-TICKET® has been excellent. The environment has been easy to use and has enabled the design and implementation of our own analyses and dashboards in the project", says Jonathan Shabulinzenze, project researcher at Tampere University.

"Wapice invests heavily annually in product development, one aspect is research cooperation with universities in various projects. This has been a great opportunity to collaborate with the new united Tampere University. We have learned a lot about smart mobile machines, and we can directly utilise this information with Wapice's customers, creating smarter services with them", comments Jyrki Keskinen, Director of Energy Business Line, Wapice Oy.

Wapice is an award-winning Finnish company, IoT, Industry 4.0 and AI, which supports companies in the digitalisation of their business. Founded in 1999, Wapice employs more than 340 software and electronics experts in Finland. Wapice is creating a smarter future today.

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) constitute the Tampere Universities community. Our areas of priority in research and education are technology, health and society.

In addition to Wapice and Tampere University, Wärtsilä, Solita, Silo.AI, Top Data Science, Ponsse, Fingrid, Meluta, KNL Networks, Epec, Wasaline, Edupower and the research organizations Åbo Akademi and the University of Vaasa have also participated in the two-year project. The project has been funded by Business Finland.

Further information

Jyrki Keskinen
Director of Energy Business Line
+358 10 277 5141