Elmo unveils 3th generation teledriving workstation at Intertraffic Amsterdam

Elmo proudly unveiled its 3th generation workstation at the recent, World’s leading traffic and mobility expo Intertraffic in Amsterdam, a milestone in advancing remote driving technology.

This latest iteration incorporates cutting-edge enhancements that improve operator ergonomics and system responsiveness. The event featured live teledriving, allowing attendees to experience the capabilities of the new workstation firsthand. The launch not only highlights Elmo’s dedication to innovation in teledriving but also sets a new standard in the industry.

Tele-Driving Breakthrough: Canadian TMA Truck Makes Global Debut in Amsterdam

Canada’s first tele-driven TMA truck, utilizing groundbreaking technology from Estonian company Elmo, will debut at Intertraffic in Amsterdam, potentially revolutionizing road safety and construction practices across the globe.

Amsterdam, NL– The debut of Canada’s first tele-driven TMA truck is set to take place at Intertraffic in Amsterdam, the world’s premier international trade fair dedicated to traffic infrastructure, management, road safety, and parking.

RSG International, a global leader in road safety infrastructure recently inked a licensing agreement with Elmo, the Estonian company behind groundbreaking road legal tele-driving technology. Significant progress has been made after an early Christmas gift in the form of a Ford F550 arrived last year from Canada into Estonia, since then, the truck has been retrofitted and soon will be on display in the North American market.

“This project hasn’t been without its hurdles. While we’ve had prior experience and were proficient in upgrading electrical vehicles in past projects, the Ford F550 posed unique challenges with its hydraulic power steering and braking system. However, after overcoming some trial and error, our team of great engineers successfully adapted our technology. Now, we possess the necessary skills and experience to retrofit an entire fleet of crash trucks,” adds Enn Laansoo, Jr., CEO and founder of Elmo.

The technology will have a live presentation at Intertraffic demo area D1, hall 7. The vehicle which is still in Tallinn EST will be driven remotely from Amsterdam by a licensed tele-driver under the Estonian Traffic Department.

The truck can be taken throughout the European Union for promotions until May when it will be delivered back to Canada.

“The integration of this technology would in theory allow us to remove drivers from TMA truck vehicles, ensuring their safety during operations. Our research and development team are eager to do our testing to see if tele-driving will be a good fit for the road and construction industry across Canada,” explains Elliot Steele, Vice President of Technology at RSG International.

Remotely controllable Ford F550 crash truck live presentation in the Netherlands is organized together with Dutch Automated Mobility (DAM), a pioneer in autonomous vehicle technology. Partnership agreement with DAM also includes teledriving technology promotion and licensing in Netherland market.

Elmo’s road legal tele-driving technology has been used in public car-sharing services since 2022 and is legal today in 3 countries. The company, which is developing similar technology for military use, has run testing and started road legal permitting in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, the US and other countries.

About RSG International:
RSG International is a global leader in the road safety sector, creating cutting-edge solutions for life-saving problems. Its companies cover all areas of road safety infrastructure, including construction and installation, product distribution, new product development, and auxiliary services. See RSG International.

About Elmo:
Elmo is the company behind the world’s first road-legal tele-driving technology development that has been in operation in public car-sharing services since 2022. Elmo’s tele-drivable cars operate daily on public streets in two cities in Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and have gathered valuable experience from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and the US. For more information, please visit Elmo.

About Dutch Automated Mobility

Dutch Automated Mobility stands at the forefront of autonomous and remote-controlled systems, specializing in automated transport solutions for both people and logistics. With a proven track record in the Netherlands, they are committed to the safe and successful implementation of autonomous technology. See Dutch Automated Mobility

Elmo sets new milestone in teledriving with historic 2100km journey in Netherlands

Elmo, the world’s first developer of street-legal teledrivable technology in car-sharing services, set a new record in the field of remote-controlled street vehicles by teleoperating a Nissan Leaf electric car from an impressive distance of 2100 kilometers away using its remote driving technology. This monumental event took place with the vehicle navigating the roads of Rotterdam, Netherlands, while being remotely controlled from Tallinn, Estonia.

A milestone in teledriving technology

In an unparalleled demonstration of innovation and collaboration, Elmo partnered with Dutch Automated Mobility, a pioneer in autonomous vehicle technology, to achieve this feat. Alwin Bakker, co-founder of Dutch Automated Mobility, shared his excitement about the historic moment, stating, “This historic journey is not just a milestone for Elmo and our partnership but a giant leap forward in demonstrating the practical capabilities and reliability of teledriving technology.”

Enn Laansoo, Jr., the visionary founder and CEO of Elmo, humorously remarked, “They say it’s about the journey, not the destination. Thanks to teledriving, we’re proving you can have the best of both worlds, all from the comfort of your office. This achievement places Elmo at the forefront of the mobility sector’s most discussed innovations.”

Elmo’s teledrivable Nissan Leaf in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Elmo’s recent success was further highlighted as the company emerged as a finalist at the prestigious Netherland’s Automotive Innovation Award 2024, underscoring its significant contributions to the automotive and car-sharing sectors through advancements in teledriving technology.

The previous record was set 2 months earlier, in December, when an Elmo remote driver controlled an electric car driving on the snowy roads of Tallinn from 610km away in Vilnius. Elmo and Dutch Automated Mobility started their collaboration in September last year, and an introductory video featuring an interview with the Estonian Ambassador to the Netherlands can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFyyLbU5uPA

Elmo and Dutch Automated Mobility started partnership on sept’23

The future of mobility

Elmo’s pioneering journey offers a glimpse into the present and to the near future where distance and location pose no barriers to vehicle remote operation. This achievement not only showcases the potential for autonomous and selfdriving vehicle technology but also strengthens the belief that teledriving technology works already in present. 

Check also the simple video about “Elmo sets new milestone in teledriving: 2100km remote driving between Estonia and Netherlands”, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF9vp7zlOwk

About Dutch Automated Mobility

Dutch Automated Mobility stands at the forefront of autonomous and remote-controlled systems, specializing in automated transport solutions for both people and logistics. With a proven track record in the Netherlands, they are committed to the safe and successful implementation of autonomous technology.

About Elmo

Elmo is renowned for introducing the world’s first road-legal teledriving technology. Teleoperating daily on public streets since 2022 across Tallinn, Tartu (Estonia), and Helsinki (Finland), Elmo’s teledrivable cars are at the heart of gathering invaluable experiences from across the globe, including in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and the US.

For more information on Elmo’s innovations and Dutch Automated Mobility’s contributions to the future of teledriving, please contact:

Enn Laansoo, Jr.

CEO and Co-founder



Alwin Bakker

Co-founder and Director

Dutch Automated Mobility


call 0614184366

RSG International crash truck arrived from Canada to Elmo’s workshop

Elmo is proud to kick off the year with a significant development that underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of teledriving technology and safety at highway works. A special gift from Canada has just arrived at our workshop – the Ford F550 crash truck, generously shipped by our partners at RSG International.

Ford F550 in Elmo’s workshop at Pakri Smart Industrial City

This powerful vehicle has been strategically chosen for its suitability in showcasing the robust capabilities of Elmo’s teledriving technology. The retrofitting process is now underway, as our skilled team gears up to integrate our cutting-edge solutions into the very framework of this formidable machine.

The arrival of the Ford F550 crash truck represents more than just a physical milestone; it symbolizes a shared vision for global impact in the realm of highway safety. This collaboration transcends borders and demonstrates the interconnectedness of our efforts to make roads safer worldwide.

For those curious about the intricate details of our partnership and the journey toward making highway safety even safer, we invite you to explore our dedicated article: Revolutionizing Road Safety: Elmo licenses its technology to global road safety leader RSG international.

Elmo made history by teledriving from Vilnius an electric car locating in Tallinn 

Elmo, who is the world’s first street legal teledriving technology developr whose technology is used in car-sharing services since 2022, has made history in the field of teledriving. For the first time, a passanger car was teledriven between countries and on snowy roads, with Elmo’s technology controlling a teledrivable car in Tallinn, Estonia, from the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius. During the journey, which lasted over half an hour, there were no communication interruptions or technological setbacks. 

“Many of our potential customers have inquired about international teledriving, and it is gratifying to see that our technology works flawlessly. From a technological perspective, our system operated with the same latency and quality 600 km away as it does when in the same city,” rejoices Elmo’s founder and CEO, Enn Laansoo, Jr. “From Elmo’s perspective, it is important to demonstrate that our technology, developed for 4G, actually functions over such distances, and through valuable experience, we have practically proven this.” 

“After our initial meeting at last year’s Toulouse ITS Congress, I invited the Elmo team to our Transport Innovation Forum in Vilnius this year, and it was surprising to see the progress in the meantime. We are proud that Lithuania was involved in this historic event in the remote control sector,” said Asta Kazlauskienė, the Strategic Partnership Manager at the Lithuanian Transport Innovation Association. “Lithuania is a very good place for testing innovative teledriving and autonomous technologies, and through practical demonstration, we were able to introduce the wide potential of teledriving to logistics and transport entrepreneurs during the forum.” 

The teledriving of a car on the roads of Tallinn, Estonia, from the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, took place during the Transport Innovation Forum on November 23-24. Elmo was recognized by the forum’s jury as the technology company with the greatest potential. It is also noteworthy from a technological standpoint that, in addition to the car being on a 4G network, the remote operator’s workspace in Vilnius was connected to a 4G network (meaning both ends had a 4G connection), which is typically connected to a more stable and faster wired connection. Legislation for cross-border teledriving still needs further development. 

To date, Elmo has teledriven its technology and gained valuable experience in nine countries (including the USA), over 25 cities, obtained street driving permits in three countries, and operates daily teledriving services on public roads in Estonia and Finland.  Elmo is an Estonian company specializing in the development of innovative deep-tech technology for teledrivable cars (see elmoremote.com). In 2022, Elmo became the world’s first deep-tech company to introduce its street-legal teledrivable cars and certified teledrivers into real car-sharing services. Elmo’s teledrivable car has been driven and showcased for licensing purposes on the streets of major cities such as Paris, Munich, Hannover, Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna, Helsinki, Rotterdam, Vilnius, Los Angeles, and others.

Elmo’s teledriven car receives approval for driving in Lithuania and tests cross-border teledriving

Estonian deep-tech developer Elmo, which introduced teledriving technology as a service globally last year, has received approval from the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport to commence teledriving on public roads in Lithuania. As part of the “Transport Innovation Forum,” Elmo is testing teledriving from Vilnius with a car located in Estonia. This makes Lithuania the third country to accept Elmo’s street-legal teledriven car.

“While autonomous technologies and vehicles have garnered significant attention and reshaped laws for their introduction to the streets, teledriving, ready for market use today, is gaining attention rapidly. It’s gratifying to see that Elmo has gained trust with its practical experience, and our functional technology is finding favor with both regulators and customers,” said Elmo’s founder and CEO, Enn Laansoo Jr.

In May of last year, Elmo introduced its teledriven car at the European ITS Congress in Toulouse and received an invitation to participate in the largest transport and logistics conference in the Baltic States, the “Transport Innovation Forum 2023,” held in Vilnius. Over the past year, teledriving and its technology have gained swift attention globally, even amid the rise of autonomous driving technologies. Elmo’s second-generation technology has secured street approval, accumulating over a year of service and driving on public streets.

“We have valuable experience and confidence to test cross-border teledriving at speeds exceeding 40 km/h. If the testing is successful and we accumulate sufficient kilometers, we are prepared to apply for a permit to drive without a safety driver,” added Laansoo Jr.

To date, Elmo has remotely operated its technology and gained valuable experience in 8 countries (including the USA) and over 25 cities. The company holds street-driving permits and operates its teledriving doorstep delivery service daily on public roads in Estonia and Finland. Simultaneously, Elmo is negotiating with several major cities with the goal of starting teledriving car services in at least three different countries in 2023.

In 2022, Elmo became the world’s first deep-tech company to introduce its street-legal teledriven cars and certified teledrivers from the Estonian Transport Authority into real-world car-sharing services. Elmo’s teledriven car has been driven and demonstrated to clients for technology licensing purposes in the streets of major cities such as Paris, Munich, Hanover, Zurich, Vienna, Helsinki, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and others.

Elmo is an Estonian company primarily focused on developing innovative deep-tech technology for teledriven cars (see elmoremote.com) and offering environmentally friendly vehicle-sharing services (see elmorent.ee). Elmo is the first responsibly certified car rental company in Estonia.

Revolutionizing Road Safety: Elmo licenses its technology to global road safety leader RSG international

Elmo, the Estonian company behind the world’s first road-legal teledriving technology, is proud to announce a licensing agreement with RSG International, a renowned global leader in the road safety sector and well-known for its cutting-edge research and road safety product development. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in advancing road safety technology and creating new opportunities in the field.

Elmo’s teledriving technology, which is currently in operation on public streets, has caught the attention of RSG International due to its transformative potential for the road safety sector. Under the terms of the agreement, Elmo will license its technology to RSG International, allowing for the retrofitting of teledriving technology onto RSG’s Ford F550 crash trucks. Additionally, Elmo will work on integrating new features into its teledriving station, making it more accessible for individuals with disabilities to operate the station and forging new career paths within the road safety industry.

“We have tested self-driving vehicles, but teledriving is a much more effective solution for the road safety sector, both today and in the future. When Elmo picked us up at the airport in their teledriven car and drove us to the hotel, we immediately understood that this was the company we wanted to partner with,” stated Elliot Steele, Vice President of Technology at RSG International.

RSG International’s decision to partner with Elmo follows rigorous validation and analysis of the teledriving solution’s potential for their operations. The collaboration is expected to yield strategic benefits for both organizations.

Enn Laansoo, Jr., CEO and Founder of Elmo, commented, “RSG International opens three very strategic doors for us. First is the road safety sector, where we can license our teledriving technology. The second is the Ford F550, which is a well-used platform in various other sectors. RSG will become the missing puzzle piece for our North America market strategy.”

The overarching goal of this partnership is to enhance road safety by retrofitting existing crash trucks with teledrivable technology, removing human operators from these vehicles and thereby reducing risks to human lives. Furthermore, the agreement seeks to expand the capabilities of teledrivers, creating new job functions in the modern road safety sector.

About RSG International:

RSG International is a globally recognized leader in the road safety sector, comprising a conglomerate of industry-leading road safety businesses across North America. These include B&K Enterprises, Dimensional Products, RoadBlock Solutions, Pivot Safety Products, Peninsula Construction, Powell Contracting, Summit Rentals, and more. Together, these companies cover all aspects of road safety infrastructure, including product development, distribution, installation, and traffic management.

For more information, please visit RSG International’s website.

Elmo’s Teledriving Technology Revolutionizes the Dutch Mobility Landscape

The public launch of Elmo’s world-first road-legal teledriving technology in the Netherlands will take place at the ‘Vakbeurs Openbare Ruimte’ Expo in Utrecht on September 27 and 28. This event is a collaboration between the Estonian teledriving technology company Elmo, Dutch Automated Mobility (DAM), and Aon Netherlands. It marks the beginning of a revolution in the shared car sector in the Netherlands.

Elmo´s teledriving technology, which can be licensed by other shared car operators, will be demonstrated during the event as Elmo’s teledriven car drives outside the expo area while being controlled from inside the hall. This demonstration is for illustrative purposes, as the car can be operated from anywhere in the world by certified teledrivers. The advantage of teledriven shared cars is that they are delivered to people’s homes by a ‘teledriver,’ thus reducing the need for city parking space. Once inside, the customer takes control of the vehicle and drives to their intended destination.

Elmo is the world’s first and only company with both a road-legal teledriving technology platform and a fleet of shared cars in operation. In Estonia and Finland, teledriven shared cars are already on public roads, with 19,000 users and 140 cars in operation. Elmo’s CEO, Enn Laansoo Jr., is delighted that the first step has also been taken in the Netherlands: „This partnership represents a remarkable leap forward in the evolution of mobility and shared car delivery services in the Netherlands. Our goal is to bring Elmo’s cutting-edge technology to the forefront of convenience, and we believe teledriven shared cars will revolutionize the current rental car landscape.“

In the Netherlands, Dutch Automated Mobility now has more than five years of experience in operating autonomous and remote-controlled systems. This made it the designated implementation and realization partner for Elmo. Co-founder of Dutch Automated Mobility, Alwin Bakker, emphasizes the significance of this partnership. „This is another exciting addition to our mission of advancing autonomous and teleoperated systems in the Netherlands. Following self-driving shuttles and delivery robots, we are now collaborating with Elmo to bring teledriven shared cars to the streets of Netherlands and to the doors of Dutch customers. Our partner, Aon, will support us from the risk assessment and insurance side.”

Robert Boshouwers, co-founder of Dutch Automated Mobility adds, “This partnership means not only a leap into the future of mobility, but also a proof of the innovative spirit of our organizations. With this we will make shared cars more accessible to more people, fewer shared cars will be needed in the city and more space will be available in the urban environment.”

About Dutch Automated Mobility
Dutch Automated Mobility is a pioneer in autonomous and remote-controlled systems, specializing in shuttle buses and delivery robots. They have a strong track record of successful implementations in the Netherlands.

About Aon
Aon’s Automotive, has been providing expert risk management consulting and insurance brokerage solutions to the automotive industry for more than 100 years. The Automotive business is a priority for Aon’s management. Our dedicated team of automotive professionals includes account executives, brokers, data scientists, claims and risk control consultants.

Elmo’ s teledriven cars started operating in the streets of Helsinki

Estonian company Elmo, the first to put teledriving technology into service in 2022, has expanded to Helsinki. As a result, Finland became the second country in Europe to have teledriving on its streets and roads.

Using teledriving technology on the streets of Helsinki has been approved by Finnish Transport and Communication Agency Traficom based on the permit provided by the Estonian Transport Administration.

“I have always liked Helsinki and its positive attitude towards start-ups. Their openness to innovative technologies is verified by the fact that the largest start-up companies are established in Scandinavia. Their activity is supported on government level, which without a doubt contributes to the success of the companies,” says Elmo’s founder and CEO Enn Laansoo Jr.

Last year, Elmo introduced its teledriving technology on the major international start-up event Slush and simultaneously carried out several successful tests on local roads, which gave the confidence to take teledriving to the streets of Helsinki.

“Elmo brings an interesting addition to the testing of new vehicle-related technology in Finland. This is the first trial of teledriving vehicle in our country. At Traficom, our task is to enable experiments and innovations related to traffic and communication,” says Reijo Jälkö, the leading expert at the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom.

Elmo’s goal is to find a car sharing company in Helsinki who could be provided with a licence for the teledriving technology and offered the teledriving service. Until then, residents of Helsinki can place one-click orders for the delivery of Elmo’s rental cars to their door through Elmo’s app that can be downloaded from the web page elmorent.ee. To deliver a car to the door, Elmo’s certified teledriver will take control of the nearest car through a 4G network and will drive the car to the customer’s door by the time requested.

Elmo currently operates more than 100 electric cars in Estonia, providing delivery of rental cars via teledriving to addresses requested by customers in Tallinn as well as Tartu. Helsinki is now the third city and Finland the second country within the EU to allow teledriving on public roads and in service provision. In parallel, Elmo is in negotiations with several big cities with the goal of launching the teledriving provision in at least three different countries within 2023.

In August and September, Elmo’s focus is on servicing the first pioneer customers and introducing the technology to local car sharing companies, adapting it to Helsinki’s 4G and 5G networks. The gained knowledge helps to improve the next generation of Elmo’s teledriving technology and to help secure the necessary permits for Elmo’s future partners. The more extensive launch of home delivery service is planned in autumn once a local partner has been selected and the summer holiday season has ended.

Last year, Elmo became the world’s first deep-tech company to put road-legal teledriving and teledrivers licenced by the Estonian Transportation Administration into a real-life car sharing service. Elmo’s teledriving technology has been introduced and tested for licencing purposes to customers on the streets of Paris, Munich, Hannover, Zurich, Vienna, Los Angeles and many other big cities.

Elmo is an Estonian company whose main field of activity is the development of innovative deep-tech teledriving technologies (see elmorent.ee) and the provision of an eco-friendly car sharing service. Elmo is the first car rental company in Estonia to be awarded a CSR quality label.

Additional information:
Enn Laansoo, Jr.

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