Harri Santamala is the CEO and co-founder of Finnish self-driving technology company Sensible 4 – awarded with Best Startup at the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019 (prize 1M USD). Santamala is one of the pioneers behind the Finnish road automation ecosystem and was one of the first ones to take automated buses to open-road conditions in 2016. At Sensible 4, Santamala's work focuses on developing new technologies for the autonomous driving space, that will speed up the shift from fossil-fuel-based transportation to a more sustainable model of shared driverless mobility. Sensible 4's unique software enables self-driving even in severe weather conditions — such as extreme heat, sand, dust and fog. It is one of the few companies worldwide that offers a full-stack autonomous driving system for commercial purposes.
9 DecemberBlue StageHarri Santamala (Sensible4 )Khaled AbdulRahman Al Awadhi (Roads & Transport Authority, RTA)Sebastian Alberto Delgado (Etisalat Digital)Future Mobility