It's Europe
N° 6
June 2021

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


Matteo Antoniola, MaaS Working Group: “A year and a half of work, 12 final recommendations”

As in any self-respecting mystery story we will not reveal the ending, we will not take away the pleasure of discovery: to get to know it, just participate in the "National MaaS Days" organized by TTS Italia and Club Italia on 13 and 14 July in Rome. However, we can anticipate how the twelve recommendations arrived with which the TTS Italia working group on MaaS (Mobility as a Service) concluded the document it drafted and will present there. We tell it with the voice of the coordinator Matteo Antoniola, business strategy manager and MaaS expert of 5T of Turin.

How was the Mobility as a Service working group born and when?
We met for the first time in January 2020 at the Rome office of TTS Italia, a few days before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and following the lockdown imposed by the contagion: we would never have imagined that day that we would have had to invent an unprecedented way, never experienced first, to carry out the work we intended to do.

How were you chosen to coordinate the group?
For the experience in the field and because I bring the point of view of a public entity, since 5T, where I work, is a company of the Municipality and Metropolitan City of Turin and the Region, as well as TTS Italia member. For four years I have been dealing with this which promises to be the most important innovation in the field of sustainable mobility. Piemonte region is quite advanced in the elaboration of strategies on MaaS - which I prefer to call Mobility on demand, Mod, as they already do in the United States - so much so that it has foreseen it as an evolution of its electronic payment system for tickets and season tickets. local public transport, through the BIPforMaaS project.

How many were you at this first meeting and who attended?
We were about sixty, we can say all professionals, companies belonging to TTS Italia, suppliers, some stakeholders, consultants and public entities such as the Roma Servizi per la Mobilità (the mobility agency of Rome), TTS Italia ordinary member, Amat Milano and the Municipality of Turin. We then set up what we have defined as 'core teams', or smaller subgroups on the three 'hearts' of the project. The first on the relationship with potential customers, the second on system governance and the third on technology, the digital platforms that will be the basis for the operations of on-demand Mobility managers and will have to collect standard data open to all.

Even before intervening on the contents you had to face, as you pointed out, the change of the working model.
Yes, every three months plenary meetings and every two weeks meetings of the sub-groups for brainstorming and elaboration of ideas, discussion of problems and possible solutions, all strictly via web. We have found that this digital way of working is absolutely productive and efficient and certainly more environmentally sustainable, no travel and movement. In October we closed this phase and between the end of the year and the first months of 2021 we worked on the preparation of the final document. First of all it explains what Mobility as a Service is and why it is important, then it summarizes the analyzes of the three working groups and offer an overview on public governance in Europe, which ranges from France, to Finland to Holland, and closes with what I would call recommendations rather than conclusions. Twelve final recommendations for as many keywords.

The topic that fascinated you the most?
I would say the role of the public entity or entities: how it will be exercised will be decisive in organizing the eco-system in which to develop Mobility on demand. It is not enough to define the playing field, clear rules are needed to guarantee fair competition between future operators and avoid the formation of a monopoly. And it is still not enough: the public must orchestrate the actors, create the enabling conditions through the construction of one or more public platforms for the different local communities with the standard data necessary for the operation of the MaaS service managers. Finally, he must check that everyone moves in compliance with the rules.

Let's go into the future, what is your vision of MaaS?
Mobility on demand is one of the tools of the ecological transition of our societies whose goal is environmental sustainability, or to pave the way for greener mobility. I don't know when and how but it will happen, there is no doubt. In the United States, Google announced that it will no longer limit itself to informing but will sell bus tickets and parking tickets, indicating that it is preparing to cover the entire range of mobility, from private cars to public transport with everything in the middle, sharing mobility, taxis, scooters, bicycles and scooters. Amazon, Wechat, Uber could follow it, but also Alibaba, AirB&B and Booking, the online giants that have a huge customer base. This is the challenge that, in perspective, we are playing with and of which, still, there is little awareness.

How was this one-and-a-half-year journey to MaaS for you, Matteo Antoniola?
A wonderful adventure, from having had to devise a different way of working - even if I can't wait to meet everyone in person in Rome - to having continued to learn. The topic is so new, mobile and fast that it never gets boring. Today we see only part of the possible developments, the next few years will certainly tell us more.

Who is Matteo Antoniola. Strategy Advisor, Mobility Futurist and MaaS Lover.
He is specialized in Public Governance in the context of the Digital Economy, is an expert in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and innovation in the field of mobility, with over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector.
He is currently Business Strategy Manager of 5T, an in-house company of the City of Turin, the Metropolitan City of Turin and the Piedmont Region, which aims to support institutions in the governance of intelligent and sustainable mobility. 5T coordinates the strategic programs of the territory that intend to enable the new paradigms of Mobility as a Service, according to an open ecosystem model, for the urban and metropolitan area of Turin and for the entire Piedmont region.
He is also the coordinator of the Working Group on MaaS of TTS Italia, the National Association of Intelligent Transport Systems, which aims to promote the development of MaaS services in Italy, for the benefit of citizens, businesses, the environment and collectivity.
Areas of specialization: Strategy, Mobility as a Service, Smart mobility, Sustainable mobility, Public governance, Business development, Digital transformation, Innovation, Digital economy.


National MaaS Days – 13/14 July 2021 – Rome – Agenda and registration open

On 13 and 14 July 2021, in Rome, the "National MaaS Days" will be held, the conference organized jointly by TTS Italia and Club Italia. The event will be an opportunity to present to Institutions, Local Authorities and all participants "The Guidelines for the development of MaaS services in Italy", developed by TTS Italia within the Working Group dedicated to MaaS, and “Payment and access for MaaS. Guidelines for collective transport” prepared by Club Italia.

Among the important presences already confirmed at the event:
Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility
Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition.

There are also numerous cities and organizations that will participate:
Città Metropolitana di Firenze
Regione Liguria
Regione Piemonte

Ample space will also be reserved for the MaaS context in the international arena with a dedicated session in which the following will take part:
IRF Global

For the preliminary agenda, click here.
For the registration, click here.

Projects of the month

Move easily with MOOVA in Campania

A traffic of around 1,500,000 passengers a day using 3,800 validators distributed in 300 stations: these are the numbers of the ticketing process managed by Consorzio Unico Campania, the authority for the management of the Integrated Tariff System of the Region which counts 17 companies on the territory.
Tourists on holiday in Campania will find an extremely simple and innovative way of getting around history and culture. In fact, passengers, tourists and locals will be able to travel in the region,from September, accessing the various Public Transport services by simply placing (TAP) their bank card on the validator on board or in the stations. A calculation engine will then apply the best fare on the basis of actual use, integrating the offer of the different companies that manage transport in the territory.

Almaviva, Italy's leading ICT company in the Transportation sector, has created this innovative ticketing system for the Consorzio Unico Campania, combining classic sales, validation and control channels with advanced tools such as Account Based Ticketing, prepaid, VUID, EMV, Best Fare, HCE and Blockchain.
The Unico Campania Project is the flagship of the Ticketing Solution created by Almaviva in the Seamless Mobility area for the end-to-end management of the entire ticketing process in an integrated, automated way and MaaS Ready!
Professional skills, specialist expertise and innovative technologies: Almaviva's MOOVA Seamless Mobility Solutions are an immediate, effective and flexible response to the needs of those operating in the mobility sector.

Comark strengthens its market position in Ireland

Ireland will soon receive from Comark the innovative system - RAM 20 - for the detection of over height vehicles in order to protect and keep safe the infrastructures such as bridges and level crossings.
The sensors will be installed on the Irish motorways to reduce the risk of accidents caused by trucks or vehicles exceeding the permitted limit heights and which can therefore damage motorway bridges. The said damages increase insurance costs that can derive from their reconstruction.
In addition to detecting the maximum height, the system is able to determine in which lane the vehicle has passed.

Compared to traditional systems RAM 20 has the advantage of easy installation - as the laser scanner and the control unit are both installed on one side of the road. Implementation is also simple as it is sufficient to check the correct positioning of the laser scanner on the horizontal and vertical plane.
COMARK is an Italian Company that has been operating worldwide for 26 years and is leader on traffic detectors with laser scanner technology. The laser scanner sensors are devices that allow roads traffic detection in real-time increasing the safety in the roads and highways.
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The C02-TRAFFICAI consortium – to which FIT Consulting belongs – has been selected to take part in Phase 1 of AI4Cities

The C02-TRAFFICAI consortium, composed by Martel InnovateFIT Consulting, and Phoops, has been selected to take part in Phase 1 of AI4Cities, an EU-funded Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project, aiming to help cities accelerate their transition towards carbon neutrality.
The project is looking for AI solutions that can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the fields of mobility and energy, two domains responsible for 82% of all greenhouse gas emissions in European cities.

C02-TRAFFICAI enables cities and their citizens to effectively collaborate in reducing CO2 emissions through a winning combination of regulation, active demand management, and user awareness and choice. The solution combines a cloud-native platform, IoT sensors and data management, and artificial intelligence to boost improvements in both how CO2 emissions are dynamically assessed and what city stakeholders can learn and do with this new knowledge. C02TRAFFICAI is positioned as part of an open Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform that dynamically processes environmental and mobility data, using the AI-powered insights gathered from such data to support both travelling citizens and city stakeholders in understanding the emission footprint of different travel choices, normative regulations, and active policies for demand management and other mobility-relevant themes. C02TRAFFICAI then empowers users with recommendations and options that allow them to make sustainable and effective choices.
Martel Innovate, FIT Consulting, and Phoops will now receive a maximum of 40,000 euros – to further develop our solution in accordance with the input provided by the AI4Cities Buyers Group. There are three months to do so, following which the Buyers Group will evaluate which of these suppliers will continue to Phase 2, the prototyping phase of the PCP.

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Life Aspire: sustainable city logistics thanks to new technologies

Municipia - Engineering Group is the IT partner of Life Aspire, the pilot project on sustainable city logistics in small and medium-sized historic centers, funded under the LIFE program of the European Commission. Lucca is the Italian municipality leading the project, which also involves Zara and Stockholm. A novelty destined to be replicated in other cities as well.
Municipia has made available its experience and expertise for the creation of software solutions, integrated with a series of innovative hardware devices, for the management of reward policies for sustainable urban logistics, aimed at encouraging more virtuous and environmentally friendly behaviors for deliveries in the LTZ by freight couriers. In particular, the following components have been developed:
▪ Logistics Credit Management Platform - LOCMAP, module that enriches the INES Cloud platform with the management of mobility credits
▪ An Android mobile app for operators in charge of loading / unloading goods
▪ UHF RFID gates for monitoring entrances and exits from the historic center
▪ Parking sensors for monitoring the occupancy status of the loading / unloading parking bays
▪ Cargo bike sharing for last mile distribution

The reward policy: eco-points

The eco-points, mobility credits that reward freight transport operators, are based on two types of data:
▪ static data, linked to the technical characteristics of the vehicle used and in particular to the emission class, the type of fuel and the size
▪ dynamic data, linked to the sustainable behavior of the vehicle owner, during the delivery of the last mile in the historic center of Lucca, such as the daily number of accesses to the LTZ, the daily length of stay within the LTZ, access times, number of uses of loading / unloading parking bays on a monthly basis, number of uses of the cargo-bike service on a monthly basis, etc.

LOCMAP - Logistics Credit Management Platform
LOCMAP is the cloud platform, a module that extends the large selection of modules of the INES Cloud platform, which allows the management of mobility credits for urban logistics and last-mile deliveries (eco-points), integrated with the new access control system consisting of UHF RFID gates and with the two innovative smart parking services for loading / unloading and cargo bikes. LOCMAP collects the data received from the devices (UHF RFID gates, parking sensors in loading / unloading areas, cargo-bike sharing stations), stores them and processes them to calculate entries / exits from the LTZ, time spent in the LTZ, time of use of the cargo-bike sharing, etc.) on which the eco-points are based, etc.
LOCMAP is able to interact according to IoT standard protocols with different software applications and hardware devices and represents the starting point for the creation of an ecosystem for the management of innovative reward policies for urban mobility, able to integrate multiple technologies and applications to provide integrated, more effective and efficient services. Finally, it provides a multi-standard API layer (REST / JSON, SOAP / XML, MQTT, or specifications) and also integrates with the permit issuing system managed by METRO (the operating company of the Municipality of Lucca for mobility management), to retrieve the permits associated with UHF TAGs that drivers must display on the windshield.


LifeAspire Android mobile app
LOCMAP includes an Android mobile app, which represents the user interface for transport operators to be informed about the interaction between their vehicles and the various field systems:
▪ view the occupancy status of the parking bays dedicated to loading / unloading
▪ carry out the parking start / end
▪ view the number of entrances / exits from the LTZ
▪ view the list of stations and the availability of cargo-bikes
▪ unlock a cargo bike
▪ view the accumulated mobility credits.

The access / exit control system: UHF RFID gates
LOCMAP integrates a monitoring system based on UHF RFID gates to control entries / exits of commercial vehicles from the LTZ and the time spent inside. It’s important to remember that passive UHF RFID devices allow the wireless transmission of a unique identifier. The radio waves of the gate activate the passive UHF tag (that does not require a battery) which responds by sending its identification.

The system for monitoring loading / unloading stalls: parking sensors
LOCMAP integrates a parking occupancy status monitoring system to facilitate the search for loading / unloading parking bays with a positive reduction in the number of commercial vehicles circulating in the city center. The technological system for monitoring loading / unloading parking bays is based on the use of wireless sensors ("Parking Spot Sensor" IP68 with dual magnetic / ultrasonic technology), installed flush with the road surface, to detect the change in status (occupancy indicator). This information is transmitted to gateways (LoRaWAN antennas) which send data to the LOCMAP platform using the MQTT protocol.

The cargo bike sharing system
The LOCMAP platform integrates third-party cargo-bike sharing services, to receive the availability of cargo-bike stations (free parking spaces + available cargo bikes) and publish them on the web platform and the smartphone app. The integration between LOCMAP and the cargo bike station management software allows to:
▪ have the list of stations and the availability of cargo-bikes
▪ have information on the use of cargo bikes for each user registered to the service
▪ allow the user registered on the LOCMAP platform to unlock a cargo bike via the mobile app.

From our members 

AEP brings electronic ticketing to Pomerania. Won the tender together with Asseco Data Systems (ADS)
The ticketing system for public transport in Pomerania (Poland) is revolutionized, and it does so also thanks to the solutions of AEP Ticketing solutions, a company based in Signa (Fi), a leader in the sector for years, and TTS Italia ordinary member. Specifically, the tender, launched by InnoBaltica, was awarded to the temporary consortium made up of Asseco Data Systems (ADS) and AEP, for 105 million slots (approximately 23 million euros). The electronic ticketing and passenger information system will cover the Polish province of Pomerania, which includes the three big cities Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot, and will be ready by 2022. AEP will supply approximately 6,000 EMV Futura 3ALX and Futura 3B validators, together with newly ones designed for stations.
The agreement was signed on June 14th at the PKM Jasień railway junction in Gdansk. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the local authorities of Pomerania: Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk, vice president of Gdansk Piotr Borawski, as well as Marcin Stefanski, president of the board of directors of Innobaltica, Andrzej Dopierała CEO of Asseco Data Systems and Saverio Bettini, MD of AEP Ticketing solutions.
«This agreement is a great result – said Saverio Bettini, MD of AEP – which strengthens our historic relationship with ADS, one of AEP’s largest partners. A new challenge that once again confirms the quality of our company’s products, especially when equipped with EMV technology, where we believe we are at the forefront “.
ADS is based in Gdansk and is an ITS company in the secto with a thousand employees, it is part of the Asseco Group operating in sixty countries around the world. Together with ADS, AEP has already implemented the ŚKUP Card system, used in the Silesian region of Poland.
InnoBaltica is based in Gdansk and its mission is to implement innovative solutions that have a direct impact on people’s quality of life. Its most important project is the introduction of the Fala system (Integrated Mobility Services Platforms) throughout the province of Pomerania, a unified payment system for public transport, as well as a state-of-the-art passenger information system.

Source: AEP Ticketing Solutions

Atac: experimentation with Moovit successfully concluded. In the app, real-time data on the number of passengers on board is available
Atac, TTS Italia founding member, and Moovit, an app for urban mobility already used by over 950 million people, communicate the successful conclusion of the testing of the app's functionality that indicates the number of passengers on board in real time. A useful feature that has allowed and will continue to allow Atac to monitor the service day after day and intervene on the most crowded lines, in particular those frequented by students.
The functionality shown on the smartphone, powered by digital passenger counters on board the buses of the new '+ bus xRoma' fleet, therefore becomes now permanent. At the start of the trial, the monitored vehicles were over 30% of the fleet in operation, a percentage that has grown and will continue to grow proportionally with the deliveries of the new vehicles.
To test users' satisfaction with the service, a short anonymous survey was carried out through the Moovit app in recent weeks. 74% of users judged the data displayed on the smartphone to be "correct" compared to what was found on board, and 84% of users always defined this function as "absolutely useful" for better planning their travels.
For this reason, another feature is now being added to this feature: the ability to report the level of crowding at the stop. It is the same users waiting at the stop who report the state of crowding directly in the app so as to make the information available to other users who use the Moovit app.
In the Moovit app, thanks to the collaboration with Atac, the following information is therefore available to users: arrivals in real time, level of crowding at the stop, level of turnout on board and notifications on any changes to the service. 360 ° updates to provide users of the capital's public transport with accurate information to make journeys by public transport ever safer and easier.

Source: Ferpress

Bari: the 'MUVT by bike' call is back with mileage reimbursements to those who use the bike in the city, together with Pin Bike
In Bari, a member of the Platform of Local Authorities of TTS Italia, the new MUVT by bike call was published in recent days which provides for the provision of incentives to all citizens who, through the Pin bike app, TTS Italia ordinary member, will travel kilometers by bicycle, leaving the car at home.
This measure continues in the wake already traced by the experimental monitoring program for mileage reimbursement (always carried out with the Pin Bike device), which started in 2019, in which about 1000 citizens participated and which distributed over 30 thousand euros in kilometer reimbursements for of 74 thousand kg of CO2 saved and more than 500 thousand total km traveled.
For each user, the mileage reimbursement may not in any case exceed the amount of € 1 per day with the obligation to reach at least the amount of € 20 by 31.12.2022, under penalty of non-recognition of any amount.
Who can participate in the call:
- adult citizens residing in Bari;
- beneficiaries of the MUVT incentive, who participated in the previous sessions of the trial;
- students;
- workers.
The monitoring of the kilometers traveled in order to obtain the economic incentive will be implemented through a technological kit consisting of:
- useful tools to increase the convenience and safety on the bicycle: LED signaling light, reflective plate, valve adapter to inflate the wheels by petrol stations, smartphone holder for handlebars;
- a Bluetooth technological device to be mounted on the bicycle wheel, essential for monitoring one's activity; - smartphone app (Android version 6 and later, IOS) essential for the correct functioning of the entire system.
The user who agrees to participate in the program will then have to download the app, register and install the technological kit on their bicycle. Installation is simple and can be performed by following the specific video guide that will be made available on the website of the Municipality of Bari.
This year, MUVT by bike is associated with the experimental measure Bike To: a gamification initiative linked to MUVT by bike that is configured as an additional incentive tool, as well as an opportunity for growth for the entire municipal area.
Bike to is structured as a non-competitive mileage monitoring, divided into temporal sessions (approximately quarterly).
For each session, mileage thresholds will be defined corresponding to "cups": bronze, silver and gold, which will be associated with electronic vouchers that can be spent at economic operators in the city of Bari who have joined the initiative and registered on the Pin platform Bike.
In the launch phase, with Bike To the municipal administration has decided to support the activities of the culture sector, so the vouchers issued can be spent, for the moment, only at cinemas, museums, theaters and other cultural events (these upon request for admission to the measure), or among the activities most penalized by the measures adopted to combat the Covid-19 emergency.

Source: Eco dalle Città

OCTO Telematics adheres to ALIS
"We are pleased to announce the membership of OCTO Telematics in ALIS Association, a leading company in the supply of telematic services and advanced data analysis solutions for the insurance sector and smart mobility, (and TTS Italia ordinary member), with which we will bring forward important projects and initiatives to increasingly promote smart mobility and the digital transition between transport and logistics companies".
ALIS President Guido Grimaldi announces membership of OCTO, a company founded in 2002 with headquarters in Rome which, with over 5.5 million connected users, more than 100 partners and offices in Rome, Milan, London, Madrid, Stuttgart, Boston and Sao Paulo, focused on the development of innovative technological solutions that transform Big Data analysis of the IoT into business value.
"We fully share OCTO's vision, namely that of promoting a better quality of life in an increasingly connected world - continues the President of ALIS - and we believe it is the right approach to imagine an increasingly smart future in all social sectors. and economic, but also increasingly simplified and sustainable. We are therefore deeply convinced that this synergy will be intense and oriented not only to promote telematic tools, but also and above all concrete and specific contents especially in terms of innovation, sustainability and internationalization of companies, as OCTO itself does through interesting smart talks, newsletters and online magazine aimed at spreading a real digital culture".
"With the entry into ALIS - says Nicola Veratelli CEO of OCTO Group", OCTO's development strategy in the road transport sector continues, with vertical solutions for operators capable of contributing to greater safety and the reduction of management costs. We are proud to be protagonists of the profound transformation that ALIS is helping to achieve in the freight transport sector and we share the common goal for integrated, efficient and sustainable logistics".

Source: Octo Telematics

Rome: 40 multimodal hubs are coming to encourage the use of bicycles for the first mile with RSM and Atac
Roma Capitale, a member of the TTS Italia Local Authorities Platform, has identified and financed the construction of 40 multimodal hubs: interchange nodes between bicycles and public transport. This encourages the use of bicycles to travel the 'first mile' from home to the metro station, parking it in a safe place.
Roma Servizi per la Mobilità, TTS Italia ordinary member, has drawn up the preliminary projects regarding the definition and identification of the existing exchange nodes. The bike parking projects will be equipped with video surveillance technologies to ensure the safety of citizens.
In an initial experimental phase, 408 bike spaces will be offered, the "Bike Box", basic elements of the bike parking system. Remote opening and closing will be possible to allow the user to park the bicycle inside a closed box, protected from any vandalism. The bike box therefore has the function of opening at the user's request on the app, allowing the bicycle to be deposited, closing the bicycle inside and reopening only when requested, via the App, to withdraw the same user. The system provides for measures to ensure that, once the bicycle has been deposited, the door of the box closes with certainty automatically, giving feedback to the user, again via the app, that the door has been closed.
The system will be connected to the data network to receive commands from the web server and send its status in real time. Communication with the web server will take place via a secure TLS connection or via VPN.
Each Hub will be equipped with an ad hoc video surveillance system. Each video surveillance camera transmits images to a DVR installed inside the technical compartments adjacent to the bike boxes in the area of the case. Through the data network, the images recorded will be transmitted from the DVR to the control operating room.
The user App will have the function of making the bike box system available to the end user and provides the following features:
Interactive map of the bike boxes that will allow the user to quickly find the available bike boxes, indicating the free ones; Reporting of information on metro stations, such as if they are closed, and any out-of-service bike boxes; Direct opening of the stall; Reservation of the box by the user; Credit card payment system; Association of a Metrebus Card; User status display, including information such as: remaining credit, currently occupied bays and any credit consumed, notifications for bays occupied for an excessive number of days; Viewing the costs and conditions of the service; Feedback and complaints: at the end of each period, the App may request the user to evaluate the service. A reporting form will also be available.
The service, managed by ATAC S.p.A., TTS Italia founding member, will be accessible through registration. Metrebus subscribers will be able to use the hubs for free, while non-subscribers will have to pay the reservation € 2.00 using their credit card. Furthermore, each subscriber will be able to associate up to three “under 14” with his account.

Source: Ferpress

Rome becomes smart: the new RSM mobility center, the smart pole and the latest generation electric bus are on the way
On 24 June, the new projects for Rome were presented at the Campidoglio: the new mobility center, the smart pole, the experimentation of the electric bus, the incentives for cycle mobility and smart/co-working, the feasibility projects for new tram lines, the VAM LTZ for monitoring vehicles longer than 7.5 meters.
Roma Capitale, Department of Mobility, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità, TTS Italia ordinary member, and Atac, TTS Italia founding member - also thanks to the partnership with Citelum which has made its advanced technology available - are studying innovative solutions for the next future of the city.
Among the collaborations in progress, also that with Almaviva, TTS Italia ordinary member
Read the press release here (available in Italian).

Source: Roma Servizi per la Mobilità

Scania alongside the Politecnico di Milano to train the protagonists of the mobility of the future
Scania Italia, TTS Italia ordinary member, for the second consecutive year confirms its support for the Master's Degree Course in Mobility Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano, TTS Italia ordinary member. The company thus consolidates its proximity to the academic world with the clear goal of accelerating the transition to more sustainable mobility.
Driving change towards a sustainable future has always been a key objective for Scania. An objective pursued by working closely with all those who operate in the transport ecosystem. In this scenario, the academic world represents a precious interlocutor to collaborate with to accelerate the transition towards sustainable and safe mobility. This is the belief that prompted Scania, for the second consecutive year, to support the Master's Degree course in Mobility Engineering (#LMMobilityEngineering) at the Politecnico di Milano.
The degree course represents a unique training course of its kind and responds perfectly to the need of the transport sector to have increasingly qualified and specialized professionals. Precisely for this reason, the mobility engineer is a highly qualified professional figure who best combines transversal skills ranging from design to management of transport systems, from risk analysis to monitoring complex systems, from transport planning to evaluation of their urban, social and environmental impact. A figure able to cover both technical and managerial roles in the field of vehicles, infrastructures, systems and services for mobility. The electrification of transport, both goods and people, is one of the main issues addressed in the degree course.

Source: Scania

Scania scores its fifth consecutive ‘Green Truck’ victory
For the fifth year running, Scania has won Germany’s coveted ‘Green Truck’ title. The prestigious press test competition is organised by two leading German trade magazines and over the years has become something of a world championship in transport efficiency for long-distance trucks.
“The words that come to me are: ‘total success’ and ‘customer value’,” says Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice President and Head of Scania Trucks, in reaction to the news of the company’s latest ‘Green Truck’ triumph. 
“Winning this test five years in a row is a feat that should not be possible, yet we’ve still done it. I see it as the ultimate proof of how Scania’s powertrain technology supports our customers in their constant efforts to reach the best total operating economy”.
‘Green Truck’ is organised by the German trade magazines “Trucker” and “Verkehrs-Rundschau”, and the 2021 test was no less strenuous than those of previous years. The organisers stipulated a gross train weight of 32 tonnes and up to 430 hp for the trucks that took on the 360 km test track north of Munich. This year Scania entered an R 410 tractor that managed to score a test result that left the rest of the field behind: the truck’s average consumption was measured at 23.53 litres per 100 km, while Scania also managed the highest average speed, reaching 80.60 km/h. That’s no small feat when parts of the test track are rather challenging, with steep hills. 
The testing is rigorously monitored and takes place on public roads with a mix between highways and rural roads. Conditions that can influence the results, such as traffic and weather, are compensated for by the use of a reference truck. All the trucks have the same brand of tyres, with the same wear and pressure.  
“Being able to offer the most efficient trucks is not only part of Scania’s DNA and something we always strive for; it is also extremely important for fighting climate change and reaching our ambitious science-based targets,” says Dorski. “Although electrification is on its way, we need the most efficient combustion engines to reach the Paris Agreement targets, something which Scania is committed to.”
Scania considers press tests to be a highly significant factor in its development process. It is also of huge importance for potential truck buyers, since press tests and the evaluations that independent journalists do are actually the most relevant consumer information available on the market.
“Some people might think that press test trucks are ‘prepared’ or somehow produced on purpose; they are not,” explains Dorski. “They are regular production trucks, just like the ones our customers can order. They are admittedly well kept and well maintained, but I recommend that all truck owners do so. The really great thing about ‘Green Truck’ and other press tests is that these winners from Scania are the same breed of trucks that our customers use in their daily operations.”

Source: Scania

Sprinx, TTS Italia ordinary member, in a perspective of international growth and strategic business synergies, joined the Embron Group AS.
“We are thrilled to join the Embron Group, it’s an incredible milestone for our company and business. Sprinx’s strength and success comes from dedicated and passionate people, who are focused on developing innovative solutions based on Artificial Intelligence. We found the same attitude and common vision
during these years of successful relationship with Hatteland Technology. That's why we clearly understood that Embron Group was the right choice for us”, says Renato Clerici, Co-Founder and CEO Sprinx.
Sprinx's vision for the next few years foresees growth in geographic and adjacent vertical markets, presenting excellent synergies with the strategy of the EMBRON Group.
“I am very excited that we are now taking this step with Sprinx with an ambition to accelerate growth both in the Nordic region and in other key markets. Through Hatteland Technology we have both the competence within camera solutions and a strong market position within transportation and infrastructure.
In addition, the highly skilled engineers in QRTECH bring valuable competence to the party. Consequently, this partnership is a perfect match for Embron Group”, says Trond K. Johannessen, CEO of Embron Group.
Being part of EMBRON Group and cooperating with its Companies will contribute to the ongoing development of leading innovative AI video analytics solutions provided by Sprinx for the Traffic and Transportation verticals.
“I am incredibly excited about the potential this partnership unlocks in the years to come. In addition, the cooperation with QRTECH will boost the development of new cutting-edge solutions for the international market” concludes Renato Clerici.

Source: SPRINX

Targa Telematics strengthens its shareholding structure to accelerate its growth and internationalization 
Targa Telematics - tech company specialized in the development of digital solutions in telematics, smart mobility and IoT platforms for mobility operators, and TTS italia founding member- announces the enhancement of its shareholding structure with the entry into the capital of an investment company indirectly held by Investindustrial VII LP ("Investindustrial"), focusing on a long-term value creation process by accelerating the international expansion started in 2016.  
 Following the agreement, the management team will continue to play a decisive role in the development of the company and its industrial project. 
 Targa Telematics, which has its headquarters in Treviso and an office in Turin, recorded revenues of around €40 million in 2020, has 130 employees and 950 customers.  
With over 20 years of experience, the company is a supplier to short and long-term vehicle rental companies, financial and insurance companies and large fleet managers such as construction companies and airport operators, offering software solutions ranging from insurance telematics to asset and fleet management to diagnostics and remote telemetry of vehicles. 
Following the investment by Investindustrial, Targa Telematics will continue its growth path to strengthen its leadership position in Italy and become a leading company in the smart mobility sector, in the management of large fleets and in the insurtech sector at European and global level. The transaction will also allow the company to further consolidate the existing partnerships with its long-standing customers and to create new client opportunities. 
"Investindustrial is the perfect partner to expand our team and pursue the path towards further strengthening and accelerating our growth and internationalisation.” Nicola De Mattia, CEO of Targa Telematics SpAstated “We will thus continue our innovation process in IoT, which is in line with the industrial project that has been fully shared with the new investor. We will work side by side to position ourselves as the benchmark for smart mobility both in Europe and worldwide". 
"We are very happy to partner with Targa Telematics.” Andrea C. Bonomi, President of the Industrial Advisory Board of Investindustrial, commented “Being able to work with the company, its management and other shareholders shows how, thanks to innovation, the growth path of excellent companies can be accelerated. Cutting-edge technologies such as those developed by Targa Telematics are recognized not only in Italy, but also abroad and make this company a leading international player that perfectly matches the quality profile of the companies in which Investindustrial usually invests". 
William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Targa Telematics and its shareholders, in connection with its investment from Investindustrial. 

Source: Targa Telematics

Viasat presents its new “Guida alla Sicurezza 2021/2022”
On 16 June, the new edition of La Guida alla Sicurezza 2021/2022 was presented with an online event on the three main Viasat Group, TTS Italia ordinary member, social accounts.
An edition focused on technology as an enabling factor for a new post-pandemic beginning: sustainable cities, smart mobility, the new phase of insurance telematics and the digital transition of transport and logistics.
In the year of the pandemic, which has obliged us to drastically change our lifestyles, a process of transformation has been triggered that is affecting all sectors of the economy. The last few difficult months have certainly helped to bring greater attention to the role of data in the decision-making process of companies and organisations and, at the same time, have also forced more than a few realities to modify processes, projects and investments due to an economic context that is certainly not easy.
The coming of new technologies is changing many aspects of our lives, and the insurance telematics market is no exception.
Connectivity and the digitalisation of processes are the fundamental elements on which this new paradigm will base the transition process that will impact on smart city applications (road safety, intelligent parking, urban maintenance, circular economy, etc.), insurance telematics and intelligent mobility to strongly affect the entire world of transport and logistics.
This and much more was discussed by our guests in the digital lounge of the Guida alla Sicurezza magazine, now in its 17th edition. Doing the honours, Marco Petrone, CEO of Viasat Group, who spoke about the Internet of People as the enabling factor of a real paradigm shift where innovation will have to be basically: democratic, inclusive and sustainable.
Here is the link to Marco Petrone's speech L'Internet of People di Marco Petrone (CEO Viasat Group) - YouTube
To download the free Guida alla Sicurezza click here.

Source: Viasat

Our activities

TTS Italia at the webinar "The digital transition in the urban logistics sector"
TTS Italia, represented by Clara Ricozzi, as coordinator of the TTS Italia logistics Working Group, took part in the webinar on 22 June entitled "The digital transition in the urban logistics sector", organized as part of the Smart Logistics project.
The Smart Logistics research project is promoted by CNR-IIA together with the Register of Road Haulers of the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility and aims to rationalize the goods transport sector, in particular in the urban environment and to promote a strategy of decarbonisation that goes through the energy transition, digital development, regulatory change.
The project addresses issues relating to the goods distribution sector, whose externalities afflict the urban areas of Italian cities: pollution, road congestion, but also noise and the potential conflict with other modes of transport.
The studies and tools carried out during the project allow for greater awareness and knowledge of the distribution logistics infrastructure at national level, in close correlation with the local and urban distribution system and demonstrate that there are solutions for greater sustainability of the system logistics through the reduction of CO2 emissions, noise and air pollution.
TTS Italia's speech focused on "The digital transition for logistics efficiency" within a session coordinated by Freight Leaders Council. The webinar was also attended by representatives of FIT Consulting, TTS Italia ordinary member.

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