TTS Italia is the Italian ITS Association founded with the aim to promote the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Italy.

N° 8 September 2018

This Month Focus On...

Big data and technology essential for road safety: the lesson of the summer


During the past summer, Italy has discovered the importance of big data and road safety technologies. Following the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa and the serious accidents that took place near Bologna caused by the bursting of a tank carrying LPG, the debate immediately focused on sensors, databases and technologies able to renew the circulating fleet of heavy vehicles. And with the autumn some summer proposals are maturing.
First of all there are the news contained in the decree law for the reconstruction of Genoa, launched by the Council of Ministers on September 13, but still being defined as we write this article. This provision should provide for the use of ad hoc sensors to monitor the state of infrastructure degradation and a database on public works to monitor, among other things, the parameters of infrastructure safety, using innovative technological systems. "We will create a national computer archive - explained the Minister of Infrastructures and Transport, Danilo Toninelli - to take a picture of the state of our infrastructures. Within this archive, all managing bodies are obliged, by a certain date, to enter all information. These data will be added to those that will be detected with the sensors to be affixed, obligatorily, on the infrastructures. The devices are connected by satellite and also tell us of a simple movement, which can be an alarm. So in this way we will have a complete monitoring of our infrastructures ".
In short, a direct recognition of the importance of data and innovation for the maintenance of infrastructures that also came from other sources. "Analyzing the historical data of those who passed on the Morandi bridge of Genoa could have helped to better understand the risks of stability - said Giovanni Buttarelli, European Privacy Guarantor, one of the greatest experts at worldwide level on the topic - Not that I have anything to say about the checks that have been performed, it is not my responsibility, but the power of data that we launch online can also serve to these purposes". And the step between the data processed by the sensor linked to the infrastructure and the one sent by the smartphone in hand to the motorist is short. This concept is at the center of a study by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston. Research is demonstrating how, using accelerometers in smartphones, it is possible to measure the vibrations of bridges, and from these understand their structural health. In fact, the smartphones are equipped with three accelerometers, that is micro-electromechanical systems, able to measure the movement of the phone on the three axes, height, length and depth, and to record a series of other data more or less important. The idea of the researchers is to create a network of mobile sensors for bridge monitoring, much more pervasive and economic than a fixed one. An approach that works as long as you enter the process into a "big data" dimension, to cancel the inevitable errors and inaccuracies of such small and rudimentary instruments.
Innovation and ad hoc technologies were also discussed after the accident that caused two deaths and many injuries due to the collision of a tanker with other vehicles near Borgo Panigale (Bologna). In this case the attention was immediately brought on the seniority of most of the heavy vehicles circulating in Italy, vehicles that do not have the new technologies able to stop the truck in front of an obstacle or prevent the invasion of the other lane. "Vehicle manufacturers - said a UNRAE (Association of foreign car makers) press release - have invested huge sums in the technological development of the product, so much so that today they are able to offer vehicles on the market that not only meet the most advanced standards of pollution and security but already foreshadow a near future. To date, however, this technological effort is not exploited properly, as the Italian circulating fleet is among the oldest in Europe: vehicles with a capacity greater than or equal to 16t have an average age of 11.3 years, and with the trend current 11 years will be needed to replace them". According to UNRAE data only 4.2% of the circulating fleet is equipped with the most advanced mandatory safety systems since November 2015 (on new vehicles): in particular the AEBS (advanced emergency braking device) and LDW (system warning the lane deviation). Many transport associations have also pointed to the absence of these systems on most vehicles, demanding incentives aimed at the combination of technology and security. The dialogue between the Government and the category has just begun with the meeting scheduled for October 2 at the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, which has on the agenda the issues related to the next Budget Law. The technological up-grading of road haulage could be found here.

This Mounth Focus On...
Member of the month
TTS Italia partners
TTS in action
Save the date
ITS relevant tenders in Italy


Member of the month


SWARCO Mizar is specialised in the design, development and implementation of ITS solutions, with a widely recognized expertise in traffic management, public transport management, traveller information services and for OMNIA, the open integration platform.


The company was founded under the name of Mizar Automazione S.p.A. in 1981 in Turin. Since May 2010, the company has been 100% owned by SWARCO and is recognised as the ITS expert of the SWARCO group; from 2012 operates as SWARCO Mizar. This new position has given the company the opportunity to greatly extend the market reach of its products, as for the SWARCO group this means it can offer leading-edge software as part of its transport solutions.


The company’s products and services are distinguished by their technological excellence and innovative content, SWARCO Mizar being strongly involved in Research&Innovation activities carried at European and national level. The staff of around 70 highly qualified employees have consolidated their expertise in transport telematics through research initiatives as well as practical experience of deployment of SWARCO Mizar’s systems in the field.


SWARCO Mizar invested in the past years for a completely up-to-date technology based, future-proof and HW agnostic Public Transport Management solution, named NEXT.
NEXT implements Machine-Learning algorithms to recognise the routes and scheduling and it is based on a robust real-time vehicle location technique which combines GPS and dead-reckoning technologies to guarantee high accuracy in all operational conditions. The system makes it easy to have a full view of the fleet status at any time and improve the regularity of bus/tram services by 30%.


NEXT offers many features and is dedicated to a wide range of stakeholders in the Public Transport domain, such as: Transport Companies (Fleet Management, Operations Support and Automatic Fare collection), Public Authorities (Public Transport Priority and Terminal Management), Vehicle Manufacturers (OEM Vehicle Equipment and Surveillance capabilities) as well as final users (Real Time Passenger Information and Eco-driving). Latest developments include "personalised" journey support delivered via mobile devices, special trip guidance services and the predisposal of the solution towards Automated Driving.


A new safety related feature which has been added to SWARCO Mizar Public Transport Solution portfolio, is based on the integration of high-accuracy video recognition devices provided by Intel Corp.’s company Mobileye and it was launched this summer in cooperation with Conerobus, with the aim of reducing incidents and fuel consumption. This driver assistance system for collision avoidance and blind spot detection aims therefore to support in building a safer environment for all road users.



Alessandro Murro, Managing Director

New technologies and trends are converging on transportation industry, influencing the way we move. How is SWARCO Mizar reacting to this change?
Nowadays, world is changing at impressive speed and megatrends, such as urbanisation, sustainable cities and mobility over a connected and integrate planet are reality indeed and we face it every day and everywhere.
Sustainable mobility need is actually one of the boosters for the potential for Big Data, sensors, and social media to help cities in meeting modern-day challenges. Bicycles, pedestrians, public transport, and highly automated vehicles receive tailored information and demand new traffic management approaches. Nevertheless, most of the mobility management systems are deployed in different moments by means of vertical ITS applications that despite sharing the same infrastructure and the same goals very seldom share data and data presentation layers. The infrastructure conversation is rapidly moving from roads to data.
SWARCO Mizar is proposing solutions aiming to evolve current mobility management and processes for making a better use of the data created every day by the city infrastructure in a harmonized way, through accommodating this data volume and taking advantage of the insights that undoubtedly will deliver. Moreover, the set-up of an “as-a-Service” approach, will provide our customers with the means to quickly acquire data-driven decision-making capabilities even with limited staff size, skill and budget.

What about this month’s Spotlight Product?
Regarding public transport management, we believe that facts and figures are self-explanatory. We manage public transport fleets with more than 50 customers world-wide: more than 15,000 connected vehicles and more than 500,000,000 kilometres monitored per year. Every day more than 5,500,000 passengers receive travel information from our systems.
SWARCO Mizar remains the excellence for public transport management and always keeping up to date: take for example the latest developed safety feature, supporting the drivers to identify and mitigate every possible critical situation especially in congested urban environments and protecting the most vulnerable and difficult to see road users.
Additionally, combining safety and eco-driving solutions with machine-learning algorithm we implemented can be of great help for municipalities in identifying and managing “black-spots”. We strongly believe that the value that a public transport company can give to the mobility eco-system through our technology, can drastically increase.

A key message for our readers?
There have been a lot of changes and challenges to face within the last years for SWARCO Mizar. Nevertheless, we walk through our journey keeping in mind a simple motto: “back to the roots”. We learned to build upon our roots, our renewed tech-enthusiasm, our visionary approach, whilst exploring the insights of future mobility management: themes like automated driving (being part of the C-ITS european corridor), resilience management, traffic management as a service and mobility as a service.
(Smiling) …and probably this makes us stronger than before, with an installed base that goes across 5 continents, from Montevideo to Sydney, but we’ll talk about our aussie life next time.

TTS Italia partners


5T at the conference “From ticketing to MaaS for a sustainable mobility” – 3 October 2018 – Turin

5T, ordinary member of TTS Italia, will be among the speakers of the conference "From ticketing to MaaS for a sustainable mobility", to be held on October 3, in Turin, as part of the Future Mobility Week event.
The MaaS - Mobility as a Service paradigm is proposing itself as a revolutionary opportunity to redefine the transport system in favor of greater accessibility, multimodality and sustainability of travel.
The conference aims to present itself as one of the first national public occasions to reflect on the evolution of the current electronic ticketing systems towards the MaaS.
On this occasion, the Piedmont Region, a member of Platform of Local Authorities of TTS Italia, will present BIPforMaas, the strategic project that will coordinate the evolution of the current BIP electronic ticketing system with the aim of creating the conditions for the birth of a "MaaS ecosystem" for the benefit of Piedmont citizens . An institutional round table will follow, in which some Italian Regions will discuss their programs to improve accessibility of transport systems through innovation.
Source: BIP Piemonte

Aci: towards the Observatory “Smart moving”

The thematic table on the evolution of technological systems to support the guide met for the first time in Rome in June, promoted by the Filippo Caracciolo Foundation of ACI, founding member of TTS Italia, which was attended by public and private representatives of the automotive supply chain.
It is the first step of the "Smart Moving" Observatory, which aims to make mobility safer and more efficient. ACI has brought together the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Economic Development, with contributions to the work of representatives of the academic, business, and insurance sectors.
Two main topics: how to make operative the new Decree (Smart Road regulating the experimentation on the road of autonomous vehicles and how to realize, in the shortest possible time and in the Italian reality, the advantages promised by innovative driver assistance systems.
Source: Le Strade dell’informazione

Anas: a commitee of International experts for the projects “Smart Mobility” and “Smart Road”

An international technical-scientific committee will support Anas (a member of the Fs group), supporting member of TTS Italia, in the realization of the "Smart Mobility" project, oriented towards the construction of the advanced intelligent mobility model able to better manage traffic flows and improve road safety, in view of the Cortina World Ski Championships 2021.
The Scientific Technical Committee is chaired by Professor Ennio Cascetta, President of Anas and Professor of Planning of Transport Systems at the Federico II University of Naples, and composed of: Moshe Ben-Akiva (professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Carlo Ratti (professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Alberto Broggi (professor at the University of Parma); Claire Depre (Head of DG Mobility of the European Commission), Vito Mauro (Professor at the Polytechnic of Turin), Gennaro Nicola Bifulco (Professor at the University of Naples Federico II), Mario Nobile (Coordinator Engineer of the Smart Road Observatory at the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport). The Committee, sponsored by the Veneto Region that will host the sporting event, also includes Eng. Giuseppe Fasiol representing the local institution and, as internal members, the engineers Anas Fulvio Maria Soccodato, Luigi Carrarini and Ilaria Coppa and the engineer of RFI Paola Firmi. The work of the team of experts will direct the development of the executive design of the technological infrastructure and the services to be rendered to the users and other bodies involved in the management of the event. And not only. It will be a link between the objectives set by the Smart Road decree issued on 18 February, the innovations of scientific and technological research and the needs of the territory, creating and strengthening synergies in the field.
The Smart Mobility plan aims to achieve four main objectives: traffic control (through traffic detection and forecasting, traffic regulations, management of dynamic signage); the raising of road safety (through information to users, prevention of incorrect behavior, preventive cooperative security); mobility management (through demand management, auxiliary infrastructure management, special event management); finally, control of the infrastructure through real-time management and control using IoT (Internet of Things) technologies.
The activity of the Scientific Technical Committee will also support Anas, which has been involved in the digitization of road infrastructures for some years, also in the development of the broader project called "Smart Road" which involves the application of intelligent technologies on the roads of competence. The project, launched in 2016 on the A2 Autostrada del Mediterraneo, was then extended to other strategically important arterial roads such as the Rome Grande Raccordo Anulare, the Roma Fiumicino motorway, the Orte-Mestre route of the E45 and E55, the 'A19 "Palermo-Catania" motorway and the Catania ring road.
Source: Le Strade dell’informazione

Autostrade Tech wins tender “Smart Road” technology
Autostrade Tech, TTS Italia founding member, in copoeratioon with Sinelec e Alpitel, has won the tender issued by Anas for the supply and installation of systems and stations for the implementation of the "Smart Road" advanced technological infrastructure for the connectivity of Anas users and operators on the A / 3 motorway "Salerno-Reggio Calabria" and on the RA2 motorway junction "Salerno-Avellino".
In addition, Autostrade Tech, has won a second tendere issued by Anas for the four-years supply and implementation of “Smart Road” technological systems, in collaboration with Sinelec S.p.A., Alpitel S.p.A., Euroimpianti S.p.A.
Source: TTS Italia

Engineering wins tender for Geocall services
Engineering, TTS Italia ordinary member, has won the tender issued by Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A. for the maintenance and development service in Geocall field:
1) software maintenance
2) new projects and activities
3) new developments
4) training
Source: TTS Italia

In November the M.A.I.O.R.’s MTRAM User Meeting 2018
The annual conference of M.A.I.O.R. (, TTS Italia ordinary member, is open for public transportation customers to learn more about the updates of the MTRAM suite, as well as network with each other to share national and international projects and the best practices they've discovered. It will be held on November 13 in Florence, Italy. This year's event will feature a roundtable discussion entitled "Entrustments and tenders: what is the future of public transportation in Italy?". Agency directors and operators will discuss this nationwide topic of interest and MTRAM's role across the entire tender process.
M.A.I.O.R. (Management, Artificial Intelligence & Operations Research) designs and develops software solutions for strategic service planning, resource scheduling and management, and company performance analysis in the public transportation industry. The company is a global leader in transit scheduling solutions with 30 years of experience in the sector. M.A.I.O.R. is the largest scheduling provider in Italy with approximately 100 clients, including 8 of the 10 largest agencies. Worldwide references include companies in Ireland, Kazakhstan, Finland, Portugal, Austria, Taiwan, U.S.A. and Germany.
Source: M.A.I.O.R.

In October the new edition of the “Torino Mapping Party”

Torino Mapping Party is a public event that involves volunteers, expert mappers and ordinary citizens in the update and integration of the OpenStreetMap maps, a fundamental component of Muoversi in Turin, the City of Turin route calculation service that favors easier and more accessible mobility in the urban and metropolitan area of Turin.
The event is organized by 5T, ordinary member of TTS Italia, and ITHACA under the patronage of the City of Turin, a member of the Local Authorities Platform of TTS Italia, and included in the Torino Design of the City program, ten days of events, meetings, workshops, exhibitions and tours dedicated to design on the theme of cultural heritage and universal accessibility.
The Torino Mapping Party will be held on October 19th at 10.00 am @ Carpanini Room of the City of Turin, Piazza Palazzo di Città 1, Turin.
The mapping party brings together experienced and less experienced users, citizens and anyone who wants to participate and contribute to the spirit of sharing the map and obtain a shared and broad knowledge of the territory in which they live.
The 2018 edition will be dedicated to the theme of accessibility: participants will be involved in mapping paths suitable for people with mobility difficulties to reach public buildings such as offices and municipal offices, schools and museums.
The area being mapped for this second edition will be the city center.
Participation is free and free up to a maximum of 50 participants. No previous experience with OpenStreetMap or with special mapping techniques is required: the most experienced participants will be able to support the less experienced ones.
For registration, click here
Source: 5T

Kapsch TrafficCom strengthens its leading positionin tolling without barriers

Kapsch, TTS Italia ordinary member, strengthens its position in the field of tolling technologies. After announcing a new tolling system in Bulgaria at the beginning of the year, Kapsch now reports that it has reached three new milestones in the field of tolling services: beyond having just completed the upgrade of the Austrian electronic toll collection system GO Toll, it will take care of the modernization of the toll collection system for heavy vehicles in Switzerland. Kapsch also celebrates the fifth anniversary of BelToll, the national tolling system of Belarus that has successfully implemented and managed since 2013. The ITS company has its own core business in tolling systems, in particular in those without barriers, where the traditional toll booths are replaced by portals equipped with sensors that record the passage of vehicles equipped with on board units. Among the advantages of these systems, there are lower management costs and the possibility of integrating info-mobility and traffic planning and traffic management functions.
The Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL) and the Federal Customs Administration (FCA) have commissioned Kapsch TrafficCom with the selective modernization of the roadside toll collection infrastructure. Border barrier systems, control systems, control vehicles, and their main data centers will be updated. Kapsch will also be responsible for maintenance and system operation until the end of 2020, renewable annually until the end of 2024. The total value of the order is slightly above EUR 20 million. An important part of the order is to establish interoperability with the European Electronic Toll Service. For trucks that are liable to pay duties, this will eliminate the manual HVF declaration for freighters from foreign countries at the Swiss border. This situation will facilitate the handling process for the transport companies and reduce transaction times when traveling into or out of Switzerland.
upgrade of the the Austria-wide toll collection system for vehicles of over 3.5 metric tons was completed according to the plan. The roadside migration regarded 387 toll collection and 72 existing monitoring stations as well as the integration of 34 new toll collection and 4 monitoring stations. The roadside toll enforcement is now handled by control gantries where the technology is installed on only one gantry. In addition to direct debit tolling bars and cameras for license plate analysis, they also contain a state-of-the-art vehicle classification system. The vehicle classes and axle counts of the trucks are identified through high-resolution camera technology and stereovideographic image processing directly in moving traffic. This enables exact vehicle classifications independently of lanes or speed at any time of day and night. The newly designed Kapsch toll collection technology also contributes to more ecological toll collection: New energy-saving components for roadside toll technology will lead to a major reduction in the energy consumption by the Austrian toll collection system.
Since August 2013, Kapsch has been successfully operating the national electronic toll collection system of the Republic of Belarus, which charges all vehicles using toll roads, except for passenger vehicles with a maximum laden weight that does not exceed 3.5 tonnes registered in the Eurasian Economic Union. Over the years BelToll has grown into one of the most successful references of public-private partnership in Belarus. The high transit potential of Belarus helps to develop the road infrastructure. Today, the system covers 1,614 kilometers, more than 270,000 vehicles are registered to the service and over 6.6 million transactions are recorded per month. Since the development and implementation of the system, Kapsch has been consistently working on the improvement and optimization of the user interface, the payment mechanisms and the data processing. The next implementation phase is set to reach 1,786 kilometres by 2021.
In Europe, Kapsch has been given responsibility for implementing nationwide toll collection systems in, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Belarus.
Source: Kapsch

La Spezia Port Community System enters the national logistics platform

Over the years the port of La Spezia has been at the forefront in many aspects, both operational and documental, obtaining performances that have placed it for productivity at the top of the national and European system.
This record has been the result of a careful and continuous synergy between public and private operators, with the fundamental support of the control and regulatory bodies that have set themselves as active subjects in the continuous pursuit of new levels of efficiency.
In recent years, this path has been made possible thanks to the development of a Port Community System (PCS), formulated also thanks to the active participation of carriers, and developed and managed by the Port Authority (AdSP) through an outsourcing contract with an important computer operator.
This platform made it possible to relate all the subjects of the La Spezia logistic system, starting from terminals, agencies and shipping companies to shippers, carriers and control bodies and took into account the specificity of the La Spezia in terms of space, product types and operating methods.
Today this important experience flows into the national logistics platform, managed by UIRNet, supporting member of TTS Italia, so to put the experiences of the major Italian airports on the net in search of further implementations and synergies, at local and national level.
The path taken by AdSP in collaboration with UIRNet will not entail any additional cost for the goods, as the same has been conducted without increasing new expenses.

Mopar and Targa Telematics at the Hanover show with "Mopar® Connect Fleet" for corporate fleets

Mopar®, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand for the supply of after-sales products and services for the Group's cars, has chosen Targa Telematics, TTS Italia founding member, as its technological service provider for the development of an IoC (Internet of Cars) solution for the company fleet sector: "Mopar® Connect Fleet". This set of connected services combines telematics, touchscreen, apps and web platforms to enable fleet managers to monitor their entire fleet, track vehicles in real time, receive alerts for possible theft or tampering and improve vehicle management, driving experience and driver safety.
Santo Ficili, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care for the EMEA region commented: "Mopar Connect Fleet is the version of Mopar® Connect aimed at business users, such as entrepreneurs, professionals or companies that have their own car fleets. They, just like private users, receive a set of services and, in addition, a package for efficient fleet monitoring and management".
"We have enthusiastically taken up the challenge to place our expertise at the service of such a prestigious brand and large organisation as Mopar”, added Nicola De Mattia, CEO of Targa Telematics. "The results achieved allow us to offer FCA Group customers, whether consumers or fleets, a range of connected-car services whose innovation is without equal in the entire automotive market landscape".
The two versions, Basic and High, are now available in five languages with the aim of further expanding the user base.
Services available also include roadside assistance, also for accidents, and satellite tracking of stolen vehicles. "Like Mopar, Mopar® Connect Fleet sends an immediate assistance request and provides support in the mobilisation of rescue services. The same happens if the vehicle is stolen: the device detects the motion of the vehicle without the key inserted, activates assistance and sends a message to the Targa Telematics operations centre, which contacts the customer," explains Massimiliano Balbo Di Vinadio, VP Sales LA of Targa Telematics.
With Mopar Connect, fleet managers can remotely control a number of useful functions and get real-time data and information on the use parameters of the car, such as fuel level, battery charge level, or oil and tyre pressure, as well as receiving alerts when routine and extraordinary maintenance is required.
Source: Targa Telematics

myCicero at CityTech in Milan

myCicero, a Pluservice company, participated in the CityTech from 13 to 14 September in Milan.
The event was sponsored by various associations linked to the world of mobility, including TTS Italia and the MaaS Alliance, of which Pluservice is a partner. As experts on technological innovations and future models of interconnected and integrated mobility (MaaS), myCicero participated in Panel I "Maas as a platform able to enable new mobility". myCicero also participated with a desk in the indoor exhibition area to present its recently implemented solutions.
Source: Pluservice

Pluservice wins tender for car sharing and public transport management

Pluservice, TTS Italia ordinary member, has recently won two important races.
The first, issued by RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana for the supply of the car sharing management system in RAI, including the maintenance service for a duration of 12 months, and in particular the supply of the car sharing management system consisting of: company fleet management software, electronic wardrobes for the custody of keys, web portal, assistance and maintenance service for a period of 12 months starting from the delivery date.
The second tender, issued by the Bari Mobility and Transport Company, S.p.A. is for the supply of a system for issuing, checking and verifying the public transport and parking areas tickets; and public transport monitoring the in the city of Bari.
Source: TTS Italia

Project Automation wins tender for air quality monitoring and for tourist bus stop management

Project Automation, TTS Italia ordinary member, has won the tender issued by A.R.P.A. Umbria for the preventive and corrective maintenance service, with a duration of 4 years, of the air quality monitoring systems of the A.R.P.A. Umbria.
Project Automation, also won the tender issued by Roma Servizi per la Mobilità S.r.l. for the supply of a technological system for the control of the parking discipline in the short and hourly parking stalls reserved for tourist buses, including the on-site warranty.
Source: TTS Italia

#Roma 5G: a MoU for testing in public safety and urban mobility

In the coming months the experimentation of innovative services based on WI-FI and 5G networks will start in the sectors of public safety and urban mobility. This was established by the Memorandum of Understanding between Atac S.p.a., founding member of TTS Italia, Roma Capitale, Fastweb and Ericsson for the "#Roma 5G" project. With the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, the partnership is further strengthened in order to accelerate the transformation process of the city of Rome into a smart city capable of significantly improving livability and supporting the productive revival of the territory. According to the agreement, Fastweb and Ericsson will realize the network infrastructures necessary for the development of the new digital services enabled by the 5G, in synergy with the Wi-Fi platform already widespread and active in the city. Atac will instead provide its strategic civil infrastructures such as the terminus and the poles and cable ducts for the passage of fiber optic cables to support the capillary coverage of the signal and the diffusion of the new services based on 5G both in indoor and outdoor environments thus benefiting competitive advantages offered by fifth generation mobile networks.

Solari Udine wins tender for turnstiles supply

Solari Udine, TTS Italia ordinary member, has won the tender issued by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A. for the supply of 400 turnstiles and transfer of the project and its intellectual property as well as all the rights on the Italian Design Patent
Source: TTS Italia

TomTom Telematics enhances its transport fleet management solution to keep more trucks on the road

TomTom Telematics, TTS Italia ordinary member, during its participation at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hannover, officially launched TachoShare, a remote download and archiving module that downloads tachograph data from vehicles and enables users to share data directly with their analysis software. The solution is designed to help more transport companies avoid some of the issues commonly faced when managing tachograph data. With traditional, manual downloads, trucks need to be in a specific location where downloading equipment is available, which can impact time on the road. TachoShare removes this requirement, helping to maintain productivity and avoid administrative hassle while giving the user the tools they need to stay compliant with regulation. TachoShare can be integrated with the tachograph data analysis software of the user’s choice, which means it can be added to the existing IT environment with greater simplicity and less disruption.
TomTom Telematics also adds the new LINK 710 fleet management device to its portfolio of telematics devices at IAA. The LINK 710 gives WEBFLEET access to more vehicle specific information, while still connecting with other measurement hardware and I/O interfaces in the truck. This enables smooth, broad integration with a wide range of functionalities and applications that can enhance workforce management. The LINK 710 will be commercially available as of Q4 2018.
Source: TomTom


TTS in action


TTS Italia in Bari to discuss sustainable mobility planning and management

On September 24th, TTS Italia, in Bari, took part in the seminar "Planning and management of sustainable mobility: the role of multimodality and technological innovation", co-organized by the Bari Association of Engineers and by AIIT - Section Puglia and Basilicata, in collaboration with Elaborazion.Org, and sponsored by the Puglia Region Transport Department, by ASSET - Strategic Regional Agency for Sustainable Development of the Territory and by TTS Italia.
The event, organized as part of the European Mobility Week, was an opportunity to talk about innovative tools and ITS for the management of urban mobility, the relative involvement of passengers, Big Data and MaaS, with a look also to the experiences and perspectives of Puglia.
TTS Italia, in particular, represented by the General Secretary Olga Landolfi, Olga Landolfi, spoke on "ITS and MaaS in TPL and urban mobility: state of the art and new scenarios".

TTS Italia in Bologna for the innovative and electric mobility

The Municipality of Bologna, a member of the TTS Italia Local Authorities Platform, adhered to the seventeenth edition of the European Sustainable Mobility Week, promoted by the European Commission, held in Bologna from 16 to 22 September 2018, organizing two important meetings on the themes of electric and innovative mobility.
The conferences were held in Bologna on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 September, and gave voice to some of the most significant experiences on these issues at national level. Particular attention has been paid to the projects of the city of Bologna for the mobility.
On 20 September, the workshop "Electric mobility, where are we?" was the introduction to the second E-Mob conference in Milan, comparing the main actors of the Working Group on active mobility. A second panel was instead dedicated to electric mobility as a driver for environmental sustainability, while the closing panel focused on infrastructures and their regulations.
TTS Italia, represented by the Secretary General Olga Landolfi, was instead present on September 21, at the workshop "MaaS and innovative services for mobility", which discussed what direction is going today's mobility and what are the main changes that is undergoing, starting from the pipe projects of the Municipality of Bologna, to get to the national and international experiences of Mobility as a Service, passing from the impact that mobility management strategies can have on urban mobility.
In particular, Eng. Landolfi was the moderator of the panel on "MaaS and integration of the different forms of sustainable transport - national and international experiences".

TTS Italia at Future Mobility Week – 3/4 October 2018 – Turin

Future Mobility Week (FMW) goes down the street. The most complete event on hardware, software and services for new mobility will take place on October 3rd and 4th in Turin.
TTS Italia will be among the protagonists, as endorser of the event and as a speaker.
TTS Italia, in addition, represented by President Rossella Panero, will be among the speakers of the session dedicated to Smart Road and Infrastructures during the workshop on October 4 (9.30-13.30, yellow Room): the road network of the future should be imagined more abstract compared to what is happening today. It should be imagined as a neural network, in continuous movement and in feverish activity, as a group of connected entities. The road network of the future will therefore be designed directly by the entities that compose it, exploit it, travel it. It will not be just asphalt. Connections will run on asphalt, inside a system that will make cars, people, paving roads, traffic signs, traffic lights, institutions, companies, a multitude of sensors, and much more dialogue. Imagining the road network as a neural network is therefore the closest to reality: the road will be in many ways virtualized in the way people imagine it and the cars learn it, finding again full concreteness only at the point of contact between the asphalt and the tire.
However, there will be many other topics addressed in the two days:
- Sustainable and intelligent vehicle
- Mobility access and services
- New urban mobility
- Smart and sustainable logistics
- Smart road and infrastructure
Participation in FMW is for free but registration is mandatory.

In Rome the workshop Mobility-as a-service across borders” – 16 November 2018

Urban and intercity transport service providers are facing an unprecedented paradigm shift in the legal, social and technological norms guiding the transport industry, leading to a greater emphasis on multimodal ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) concepts and ‘one-stop-shop’ mobile app and platforms.
How should transport service providers make use of the latest technology and business models in order to remain competitive?
The 2nd Pan-European MyCorridor Workshop will look at the current social, business, legal, and technical environment for MaaS and provide a sneak peek at progress on the EU-funded and MaaS-enabled MyCorridor platform which is currently under development.  Workshop sessions will include several keynote speakers, demonstrations of MyCorridor, and an opportunity for service providers to get involved. 
Join us in Rome at Hotel Londra & Cargill (Piazza Sallustio, 18) on 16 November to take part in the discussions and hear more about how service providers can participate in MyCorridor.
Participation is free of charge but registration is compulsory.
Source: MyCorridor

NEWBITS: a platform for networking and best practices exchange on ITS and C-ITS

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have a great potential for making passenger and freight transport greener and more efficient. Nevertheless, the introduction of ITS applications to the market remains a major challenge. Collaboration of different stakeholders is thereby key for success. The H2020 project NEWBITS (New Business Models for ITS), also involving TTS Italia among partners, has now launched the NEWBITS Network Platform (NNP) under to address these issues.
The NEWBITS Network Platform (NNP) is designed to accommodate the structure of a Community of Interest (CoI), which is a gathering of different stakeholders with common goals, interests and/or environments. The CoI is configured to foster a fully integrated network approach to craft business models for ITS via the NNP.
The NNP provides a single point of access to information related to the NEWBITS Community of Interest, and aims at becoming an ITS-focused information and collaboration tool in Europe that will foster awareness of relevant ITS projects, ideas, products and services globally.
Representative for the key ITS business areas, market segments and transport modes, there are four groups in the CoI that can be distinguished according to the following applications:
• Sustainable intercity mobility
• Efficient traffic management systems
• Efficiency-maximising solutions for goods transport on water
• Railway customer satisfaction and safety
These groups attract relevant stakeholders from cities, transport authorities, infrastructure owners, transport operators, ITS service providers, academia, funding bodies, ITS associations, and end users. Core functions and tools of the NNP comprise:
• a news section – to share information on ITS related issues;
• a networking space – to foster interaction among stakeholders;
• a showcase of novel ITS projects, ideas, products and services – to attract potential clients.
Become a member of the NEWBITS Network Platform (NNP): Register now! To find out more about NEWBITS and current project news visit and follows us on Twitter (@NEWBITS_CITS) and LinkedIn (NEWBITS Project).

Smart roads for autonomous vehicles: AUTOPILOT project in Livorno– 19 October 2018

On October 19th, in Livorno, the "Smart roads for autonomous vehicles" event will take place within the European project AUTOPILOT (, involving TTS Italia among the co-organizers.
The "Smart roads" covered by cars with automatic driving are not a distant future. Technologies already exist, but the added value for citizens and businesses depends on how they are integrated into services.
The AUTOPILOT project aims to demonstrate on 6 large-scale testbeds (5 in Europe and 1 in South Korea) that IoT (Internet of Things) technologies facilitate automatic guidance in several use cases for which testing is carried out in real time.
Livorno hosts the Italian pilot site, and the event will be an opportunity to demonstrate the results achieved so far, as well as to start a debate with citizens, institutions and businesses.
For further details and registration, click here
Source: Progetto AUTOPILOT



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Future Mobility Week
1-5 October 2018, Turin
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Smart Roads per veicoli autonomi - Il progetto AUTOPILOT a Livorno
19 October 2018, Livorno

Road User Charging Forum
3 October 2018, London
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Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions
13 October 2018, Beijing
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European Road Conference
22-24 October 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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ITS relevant tenders in Italy


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Italia-Milano: Variable message signs
Italia-Roma: Devices for monitoring, safety and signaling
Italia-Roma: Software programming and consulting services
Italia-Roma: Videosurveillance system

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