It's Europe
N° 5
May 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.
In this issue:
The point of Morena Pivetti
Focus on...
Member of the month
Product of the month
Projects of the month
From our members 
Our activities
Business opportunities 
TTS Italia supports
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With this newsletter our collaboration with the journalist Morena Pivetti begins. Morena, an expert in transport and logistics, was the authoritative pen of Il Sole24 Ore and Sole 24Ore Trasporti and to this day she is the author of important economic magazines, including Fortune Italia.
On this occasion we would like to thank Deborah Appolloni who has collaborated with us over the years and to whom we extend our warmest wishes for her new work experience.
With Morena we will alternate in-depth articles on topics of interest to the sector, and interviews with key figures for the world of mobility, transport, ecological transition, digitization.
Let's start immediately with the theme of the moment, the PNRR.
We welcome Morena to our team and wish you all good reading!
TTS Italia team

The point of Morena Pivetti


PNRR, the key role of transport and logistics.
Panero: “TTS Italia proposals accepted”



There is no one who disagrees. The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) will be Italy's recovery plan, an epochal opportunity that refers to the Marshall Plan and the post-war reconstruction, to the years that made people shout about the Italian "miracle" and the "Dolce vita" that bewitched the world. It will be the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the Covid 19 pandemic tragedy leaves as a positive legacy to recover the delays, bureaucratic excesses and inefficiencies that weigh down our economy and restart the extraordinary energies of the country.
If these are the declared ambitions of the Plan delivered in Brussels at the end of April by the Government led by Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the good news is that the digitalization of transport and logistics, the mobility of people and the handling of goods play a prominent role, as the Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility (MIMS), Enrico Giovannini, underlined. “MIMS assumes a central role in the implementation of the PNRR. We have the opportunity to design a sustainable and resilient country with a medium-long term vision - he commented -. It is only the beginning of a process that involves unprecedented investments in the construction and upgrading of infrastructure, for sustainable mobility, to strengthen businesses and improve the quality of life and people, protecting marine and terrestrial ecosystems.”
Satisfaction shared by numerous associations in the sector, which have seen many of their proposals accepted. First of all TTS Italia which found in the pages of the Plan many of the ideas it had supported, even in parliamentary hearings: from smart logistics to the simplification of procedures, the dematerialization of documents, data sharing, the one-stop customs office and the creation of National Logistics Platform, to Mobility as a Service for the movement of citizens and shared mobility, up to smart roads capable of communicating with vehicles and the use of alternative and renewable power supplies with the construction of the electrical infrastructure, and research and experimentation in the use of hydrogen.
It is "with satisfaction", in fact, that "TTS Italia has seen many of the key issues and concepts proposed by us welcomed in the version of the PNRR sent to Brussels - claims President Rossella Panero - especially with regard to MaaS and digitalization of logistics. We consider it an important milestone for the sector”. “The National Recovery and Resilience Plan - she concludes - is an opportunity not to be missed. Thanks to the conscious and targeted use of the technology already available, we can make an epochal leap forward”.
The numbers speak louder than words, those of the total resources entrusted to the management of the MIMS, and the sectoral ones assigned specifically to transport and logistics. Of the total 248 billion of the Plan - to the 191.5 billion of the Next Generation Eu are added the 30.6 billion of the complementary national plan, the 26 billion for specific works and additional resources for 15.4 billion - 62 billion will go to interventions on sustainable infrastructures, mobility and logistics, with an increase of 47 billion compared to the resources envisaged under current legislation, of which 14 billion more than the previous government's draft.
The Ministry's projects are financed for 41 billion by the European resources of the Next Generation EU and the EU React, in addition to 10.6 billion by the complementary fund and 10.3 billion by the budget gap, with 56% of resources, equal to 34.7 billion is intended for interventions in the South. The lion's share goes to the so-called "iron care": 25 billion investments are planned for the development of high-speed / high-capacity railway lines, while 5.45 billion go to the strengthening of regional networks and electrification and improvement of connections with ports and airports.
More specifically, investments for digitalization interventions in the various sectors headed by MIMS amount to 4.8 billion. The first 41.5 million was allocated to local public transport to encourage the development of the Mobility as a Service model and the integrated use of the various modes, in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Innovation. The budget for the adaptation of the vehicle fleet is much richer: 8.4 billion that will be used to renew the fleets of buses, trams and regional trains and to adapt them technologically and to increase the infrastructures of rapid mass transport.
The Plan allocates 250 million euros to the digitalization of the national logistics system. The overall project is divided into 3 macro activities: 1) the LogIn Center, that is the creation of a control room under the aegis of the National Logistics Platform, is worth 30 million euros; 2) the development and homogenization of the IT systems of the network of national ports and interports count on 45 million; 3) the LogIn Business, which aims to increase the digital equipment and the use of technologies of national freight and logistics companies to encourage both the computerized dialogue with public bodies and the adoption of planning and programming systems of loads and planning wheels amounts to 175 million.
For the ecological transition of logistics, interventions for an additional 1.4 billion have been planned, which include the construction of the electricity infrastructure and charging stations for vehicles. Finally, a really conspicuous post, as Goldman Sachs pointed out in its Global Economics Comment considering it one of the important "focuses" of the Italian Plan, insists on projects that will finance the use of hydrogen, 3.2 billion which include the experimentation of hydrogen trains in Val Camonica.
The baton now passes to the PNRR Committee, created by Minister Giovannini to ensure timely implementation of the Plan and to monitor every phase of project implementation, to assess the effects on employment, in particular for young people and women, on the reduction of socio-economic inequalities and on the environment. And to the Council for Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility Policies, established in the spirit of social partnership and made up of trade union and business organizations, environmental associations and civil society networks to accompany concrete implementation with indications, suggestions and proposals. Good Plan everyone!


MaaS, a new concept of mobility capable of responding in a personalized way to the specific needs of the user, is entering our lives, but it is still necessary to work towards a unified vision at national level.
On 13 and 14 July, in Rome, Club Italia and TTS Italia organize the "National MaaS Days" to present the results of the Working Groups of the two Associations: "The Guidelines for the development of MaaS services in Italy" elaborated by TTS Italia, and "Payment and access systems for MaaS. Guidelines for collective transport" by Club Italia.
More information will follow.
The event will take place in compliance with current health safety regulations.


Logistics, Freight Leaders Council and TTS Italia together for digital transformation

Freight Leaders Council and TTS Italia have signed a memorandum of understanding thus giving way to a long-term collaboration in the area of digital transformation of logistics. The agreement aims to support the dissemination of the culture of innovation in the sector through the sharing of good practices, the promotion of pilot projects for the use of ITS systems in logistics, the presentation of operational solutions to the PA for the simplification of procedures and processes control / monitoring, the organization of common working groups on specific areas of the Supply Chain.
For the President of TTS Italia, Rossella Panero: "Although logistics and technology are in fact increasingly integrated, in the past this lack of link has led to inefficiencies that currently cost the country about 70 billion euros every year, of which 30 due to lack of simplification and digitization of processes. The technology is already widely available. Now, thanks to the PNRR, we also have the regulatory tools and the financial resources to use it. It is up to us as associations to activate educational and cultural paths to achieve a true digital revolution in logistics. By joining forces and ideas, the Freight Leaders Council and TTS Italia will be able to achieve important results in this direction.
" “The combination of digital transformation and innovation is now the PNRR must - declared the President of the Freight Leaders Council, Massimo Marciani -. We are happy that logistics have been given a central role in our economy and no longer subsidiary, as it has been for years. Moving from muscle logistics to digital logistics is the most precious gift we can give to future generations, in terms of quality employment and high value-added services. In this process, the continuous exchange and continuous contamination of ideas with TTS Italia will be our strength.”

Member of the month

Geotab is the best provider of telematics solutions for commercial fleets in the world according to ABI Research.
Geotab securely connects vehicles to the internet, providing advanced web-based analytics to better manage your fleet - from petrol/diesel to electric/hybrid vehicles, heavy trucks, and off roads. Geotab’s open platform and marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with a company's other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages Big Data and machine learning to improve productivity, optimise fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve stronger compliance to regulatory changes.


Geotab Keyless, the best practice for shared mobility

Geotab Keyless is a combined solution that enables a new generation of car sharing, allowing public, corporate, rental and institutional fleet managers to analyse, share and use their vehicles more effectively, reducing them where necessary.

A simple-to-install, scalable platform solution, Geotab Keyless supports any make, model and year of vehicle that has a key fob, and provides access to the most extensive telematics data on the market including asset accounting, suitability analysis for corporate car sharing, vehicle management automation and remote vehicle management.
Current Geotab Keyless software reservation partners include Wunder Mobility, Ridecell, Fleetster, Eccocar and Moove Connected Mobility. Alternatively, you can create your own booking software using the Geotab Keyless API.


Fabio Saiu – Director Geotab Italia and Leasing & Renting, Geotab Europe

Electric vehicles are playing an increasingly important role in Italy as well as in Europe: in January 2021 Unrae data reported that hybrid and electric vehicle registrations in Italy had grown by 80% compared to January 2020. How does Geotab support the transition and management of sustainable fleets?

The world is rapidly switching to electric vehicles for both environmental and economic reasons, thanks also to government incentives: companies are realising that the transition to electric vehicles involves not only cost savings (the total cost of ownership is cheaper), but also a competitive advantage that will be consolidated over time, and so they are increasingly adopting telematic solutions to facilitate the transition.
Geotab supports the largest number of EV/hybrid makes and models (over 160) in the telematics industry, and with our EV platform and tools such as the Battery Degradation Tool, Temperature Tool for EV Range and EV Suitability Assessment (EVSA), we help fleet managers at all stages, with the support and professionalism of our Business Partner ecosystem: from transition to management and optimisation of electric vehicle fleets.

In the wake of the great revolution in purchasing behaviour due to the pandemic, with the boom of online shopping, the process towards a new model of optimised mobility has accelerated: what is Geotab's added value in this context?

Geotab has a unique telematics platform with unlimited customisation possibilities, suitable for all types of fleets and vehicles, and helping to maximise driver safety, comply with relevant legislation and reduce costs in an environment that is constantly changing.
Considering transport and logistics, our customers use our solution for a variety of purposes, including verification of vehicle hygiene through Geotab Drive, optimisation of predictive maintenance programmes and risk reduction using Geotab's Big Data, automated downloading of tachograph data, identification of risky driving and driver training, dynamic routing but also the ability to assess the cost-effectiveness of adopting electric vehicles for the fleet with Geotab's assessment tools.
In general, the aim is to help create a safer and more cost-efficient fleet, leading to better logistics and therefore customer satisfaction.

Product of the month

COMARK is the first Italian Company to have introduced and developed traffic detectors with laser scanner technology. The Company has been operating for 26 years worldwide and has seen a constant growth in its turnover and employees. Comark has just received the FELIX Award for being among the 15 most reliable and competitive companies in Friuli.
The laser scanner sensors are devices that allow roads traffic detection in real-time increasing the safety in the roads and highways. Compared to other technologies the laser scanner sensors grant an accurate detection thanks to the use of 3D images and artificial intelligence.
The devices allow:
• Counting the vehicles
• Classifying the vehicles
• To detect the height, length and width of the vehicles
• Detection of traffic status
• To detect medium speed

Some models may also detect the number of vehicles axles.
Our well-known product is called LSR2001 sold worldwide, but COMARK as a matter of fact has a wide range of products based on the laser scanner technology to cover several fields of applications among with:
• Counting and classifying the vehicles at the tolls.
• Profiling vehicles combining them with weight in motion systems (WIM).
• To detect the maximum height of the vehicles.
• Classification for Restricted Traffic Areas.

The advantages you will get over other technologies are:
Vehicles detection with high accuracy and resolution
Detection of vehicles profiles.
Detection of more than 20 vehicle classes.
Resistance to weather conditions such as rain, snow or opacity caused by dust, water and other pollution.

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Projects of the month

Hexagon selected by Munich for shared mobility solution

The mobility department of Munich, Germany, has selected Hexagon Geospatial to implement a smart monitoring system to better manage and understand the impacts of shared mobility services in the city. 
Hexagon will partner with Fujitsu to provide Munich a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for tracking, visualizing and analyzing internet of things (IoT) data from a variety of mobility providers. The solution will monitor shared vehicles, such as e-scooters, bikes and cars, and will be the first of its kind in Germany.

The solution will also feature a dynamic digital twin of the city, allowing users to fuse the real and digital worlds and receive constant updates. Along with Hexagon’s M.App Enterprise software, Fujitsu will provide the necessary infrastructure for the project, which is designed to evolve constantly according to officials’ needs.
Hexagon was selected from among 14 competitors based on the technical completeness and capabilities of its offering and established expertise in the transportation domain. With this smart monitoring system in place, the city can continually monitor and guide future mobility concepts based on data.
“Shared mobility is a big issue around the world, and the city of Munich is on the leading edge of leveraging technology to manage these services,” said Maximillian Weber, senior vice president, EMEA, Hexagon’s Safety & Infrastructure and Geospatial divisions. “We are excited to deliver a system that will help officials better identify and understand transportation patterns with the goal of improving future city mobility.” 

For further information

Weight-in-Motion: A new system for Brunei by SWARCO

The Sultanate of Brunei will soon have a law enforcement system for vehicles that exceed permissible parameters.
Purpose of the SWARCO WIM system is to avoid road damages by overweighed trucks. Driver behaviour when trying to avoid accurate High Speed WIM measurement will be detected.

The system will be installed at the access ramps of the two lanes of Temburong Bridge, for each direction. Each lane will be equipped with 4 WIM stripes. The pavement characteristic and the road geometry will be in accordance with COAST 323 to meet the B+ (7) accuracy for preselection.
The system, implemented in cooperation with the local system integrator Automac – Multiresources Sdn Bhd, will be combined with a traffic detection and classification system and with a VMS based traffic information system driven by bridge located weather measurement stations.

From our members 

5T: 2021-2023 industrial plan approved, smart mobility and innovation are the key words
The 2021-2023 Industrial Plan of 5T SRL, an in-house company that deals with systems and services for mobility on behalf of the Piedmont Region, the Municipality of Turin and the Metropolitan City of Turin, and TTS Italia ordinary member, has been approved. The document represents the main tool of the company to respond adequately and effectively to the new challenges of the sector, defining the strategic development guidelines over a time horizon of 3 years. Smart Mobility and Innovation are the keywords that characterize the layout of the Plan, in its second edition, on which the company's projects, programs and investments converge in a synergistic way. The health emergency linked to the spread of the Covid-19 virus has also generated strong impacts on mobility and transport with a consequent redefinition of policies and initiatives in the sector by the member bodies of 5T. According to the economic forecasts for the next three years, the company also expects significant potential growth in revenues, which will rise from the 6.6 million euros recorded in 2020 to the 11 million euros expected for 2023.

Source: 5T

“Arena del Futuro” project: zero emissions target
IVECO, Politecnico di Milano, Tim, Stellantis, TTS Italia ordinary members, Autostrada A35 Brebemi-Aleatica, ABB, Electreon, FIAMM Energy Technology, IVECO Bus, Mapei, Pizzarotti, Prysmian, Roma Tre University and Parma University have announced a collaboration aimed at creating the conditions for the development of an innovative zero-emission mobility system for people and goods along motorway transport corridors.
This consortium will work jointly in the coming months to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of technologies related to powering electric cars, buses and commercial vehicles by contactless dynamic inductive charging. The uniqueness of the project is to see a pool of important international industrial companies jointly taking the field for the first time in the world, flanked by prestigious universities and institutions, with the aim of analyzing all the data that will emerge during the coming months of work and study related to this futuristic technology.
In particular, the "Arena del Futuro" project includes:
- the construction of a 1,050-meter asphalt ring fed with an electrical power of 1MW, called the "Arena of the Future", located in a private area of the A35 motorway near the Chiari Ovest exit
- the application of "Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer" technology to different ranges of electric vehicles in a static and dynamic environment
- advanced connectivity through 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies to ensure maximum road safety and optimize the productivity of commercial vehicles
- the optimization of the road pavement in order to make it more durable and not alter the efficiency of the inductive charge.

Source: Clickmobility

Mobility: PTV Group podcasts with industry experts
“Pillole di Mobilità” is a new podcast by PTV Group, TTS Italia ordinary member, in “hot” mobility topics are discussed, by interviewing experts in the sector.
To listen to the first episode, click here.

Source: PTV Group

Movyon and A4 Mobility win a tender for the toll
Autostrade Tech S.p.A. (MOVYON) and A4 Mobility S.r.l., TTS Italia founding members, have won the tender issued by CAV S.p.A. in RTI. for the supply and the three-year maintenance service of the equipment of toll collection systems. In addition to the correct functioning of the complete systems present on the slopes, the RTI will guarantee the supply and maintenance of new automatic toll booths provided by the Concessionaire within its technological updating plans.

Source: A4Mobility / Movyon

New AEP publications: AEP solutions for Turin public transport and multisuppliers Systems
AEP, TTS Italia ordinary member, dedicates a new publication to the electronic ticketing system created for the Torinese Trasporti Group (GTT) and the City of Turin. The system is based on AFCS, a general software platform, complete with applications, data structures, user interfaces, security and communication mechanisms, designed to be customized according to the architecture provided for each project where it is used. AFCS represents an important evolution of SBME, the AEP system previously created for the management of ticketing of local public transport in the urban and interurban area of Milan.
To read the new publication, go to the AEP website:
AEP has also prepared a small monograph presenting the VTS technology, developed by AEP and intended to facilitate the integration of different systems, especially in the MaaS field, but not only. In today's world it is increasingly difficult to think that a single company can excel in any field. It is therefore evident that it is in the Company's interest to be able to choose the solutions that best suit its needs, selecting them from all those on the market. This becomes even more important in the construction of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) systems, where no MaaS Operator can enter into the merits of each specific local ticketing system.
To download the document, visit

Source: AEP

OpenMove is now a member of the Smart Ticketing Alliance
A new milestone for OpenMove, that has recently become a member of the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA). OpenMove, TTS italia ordinary member, specializes in Transport Ticketing Solutions and is based in Rovereto (TN), Italy (
This has been done according to the OpenMove road map, designed for proactively providing to our National and International Customers what they are seeking, and anticipating new market trends. This new membership has been preceded by those related to Club Italia and TTS Italia. The COO, Alessandro Sosi, sits in the board of directors of TTS Italia.
According to Lorenzo Modena, the OpenMove CEO: “This new membership shows that our solutions are well-designed and implemented. We think that state-of-the-art software, much more than expensive hardware, is the key element that is able to add value for both the operator/provider and the customer. What we are offering is an Account-Based solution, which is going to replace the traditional Media-Based paradigm”.
The digitalization of transportation thanks to ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) seems to be something that the market is asking for, if we consider what has already happened in other sectors, from banking to e-commerce. Please note that Account-Based is not just mobile ticketing. This is clearly explained by Lorenzo Modena: “For years, OpenMove has successfully delivered this technology also for ticketing based on smart cards – a channel that receives new life from this innovative approach – and for the issuance of QR code tickets on thermal paper, a winning solution capable of eliminating the distribution and storage costs. Our customers have already achieved.”

Source: OpenMove

Program chooses Viasat and its Buddy anti-abandonment device: safety for adults and children
Program Autonoleggio and Viasat S.p.A., TTS Italia ordinary member, strengthened the relationship of mutual collaboration and trust established for many years, starting a new important partnership in the safety area. The aim is to promote the Buddy by Viasat device to prevent children from being left in the car. A phenomenon that, over the years, has made many victims among children, falling into despair entire families destroyed by the pain of an involuntary distraction. The facts always follow the same tragic sequence, with a parent forgetting their child in the car. A tragedy that is so often in the national news, amplified by social networks. There is also a scientific explanation called dissociative amnesia, a memory lapse, most often caused by stress or hurry. DM122/2019, Regulations implementing Article 172 of the New Road Traffic Code, therefore introduced the obligation to install devices to prevent the abandoning of children under the age of 4 in closed vehicles. Buddy by Viasat complies perfectly with the law. It is the anti abandonment pillow equipped with a Bluetooth device that detects the presence of the child in the car, alerting through acoustic signals on the app of the parent's smartphone, in case of removal, and also automatically sending an alarm to the Viasat H24 Operations Centre with the GPS coordinates of the car's position. If the parent or the other programmed contacts do not respond, the operator at the Centre will take charge of the alarm and manage the emergency, activating the emergency services to promptly attend to the scene. Buddy by Viasat is a universal, simple, economic and vehicleindependent device, compatible with all child seats and all cars. “From the beginning we believed in the Viasat Buddy project and decided to be actively involved in its promotion. Program has been investing in safety of its drivers for years and when we talk about prevention of risks and dangers, we don't only think about the safety of drivers, but also about the protection of passengers, especially children. Nowadays, in addition to spending a lot of time in the car, we live in a world that runs too fast and we ourselves are subjected to high levels of stress. For this reason, being supported as parents by Buddy's technology becomes indispensable. What convinced Program to join the project was Buddy's ability to contact the Viasat Operations Centre, an aspect that differentiates it from other devices," says Gian Marco Pucci, Program Marketing Office. "Buddy by Viasat -says Valerio Gridelli, Chief BU Smart Connect of Viasat Group - is a real guardian angel for parents and children. It doesn't replace adult supervision, but helps and supports them in their control, thanks to the most advanced technology, connectivity and integration, combined with the attention of the operators of our H24 Operations Centre who manage alarms of abandon potential danger. We are very proud that Program, which has always been focused on security issues, has chosen us as its technological partner."

Source: Viasat

Smart Mobility and Smart Road: an open-air laboratory in Turin
Testing technologies and solutions for the implementation of projects in support of sustainable urban mobility, in favor of citizens and businesses of future Smart Cities. This is the objective of the experimental laboratory created thanks to the "GAMMA PI" partnership between the Politecnico di Torino, TTS Italia ordinary member, and the companies AD Consulting Group, Danisi Engineering, Addfor, SMA (Smart Mobility Agency) and the collaboration of Axis Communications.
The aim of the project is to offer the automotive sector, including the international one, and municipal administrations, a laboratory in the city of Turin for experimentation, research, certification activities, in order to contribute to the development of urban innovation and foster the digital revolution applied to mobility. and automotive. The project also aims to develop services related to intelligent and connected mobility, and to vehicles with assisted and automatic driving.
The first test was carried out last March with a city tour realized thanks to the logistical support of the Politecnico di Torino and the collaboration with Danisi Engineering, on the occasion of the dynamic presentation of the Automobili Pininfarina Battista, of a pre-series model of the hyper GT fully electric, designed in Italy.
Turin, in fact, will be able to host road tests in a dedicated city route that offers digital and interconnected infrastructure suitable for the needs of automotive companies wishing to experiment with their autonomous driving systems from a smart perspective.
To support the entire infrastructure, Axis Communications' intelligent camera circuit is installed for video surveillance, with images in HDTV quality. Through the integrated digital surveillance system, it is possible to keep the entire city under control; the equipment can act as sensors, transmitting useful data and information in real time.

Source: Cluster Trasporti

Stellantis, Foxconn to Develop Breakthrough Digital Cockpits and Personalized Connected Services with Mobile Drive Joint Venture
Stellantis, TTS Italia ordinary member, and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., (“Foxconn”) (TPE: 2317), together with its subsidiary FIH Mobile Ltd., (“FIH”) (HKG: 2038), announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding to form Mobile Drive, a 50/50 voting rights joint venture aimed at accelerating development timelines to bring innovative in-vehicle user experiences enabled by advanced consumer electronics, HMI interfaces and services that will exceed customer expectations. 
Mobile Drive will combine Stellantis’ global vehicle design and engineering expertise with Foxconn’s global development in the rapidly changing software and hardware realms of smartphones and consumer electronics. The combination will position Mobile Drive at the forefront of global efforts to deliver a new frontier of in-cabin information and entertainment capabilities, seamlessly connected inside and outside the vehicles in which they are installed.
“Today, there’s something that matters just as much as beautiful design or innovative technology, it’s how the features inside our vehicles improve the lives of our customers,” said Carlos Tavares, Chief Executive Officer at Stellantis. “Software is a strategic move for our industry and Stellantis intends to lead with Mobile Drive, a company that will enable the swift development of connectivity features and services that mark the next great evolution of our industry, just as electrification technology has.”
“The vehicles of the future will be increasingly software driven and software defined. Customers today and, in the future, demand and expect ever increasing software driven and creative solutions to connect the drivers and passengers with the vehicle inside and out. Mobile Drive will meet and exceed these expectations with teams of designers and software and hardware engineers,” said Chairman Young Liu at Foxconn. “This is a natural extension of Foxconn’s global leadership in the development and application of smart technologies to improve the quality of life of consumers around the world.”
All development by Mobile Drive will be co-owned by Stellantis and Foxconn. The Netherlands-based joint venture will operate as an automotive supplier, competitively bidding to supply software solutions and related hardware for Stellantis and other interested automakers.
“Leveraging Foxconn’s extensive knowledge of user experience and software development in mobile ecosystems, Mobile Drive will offer the disruptive smart cockpit solution that will seamlessly integrate the automobile into the driver’s mobile-centric lifestyle,” Calvin Chih, Chief Executive Officer at FIH. 
“With this partnership, we will push the boundaries in connected car technology and bring immersive experiences yet to be imagined,” said Yves Bonnefont, Chief Software Officer at Stellantis. “Mobile Drive ultimately gives us the agility we need to provide the digital experience of the future at the speed our customers demand.” 
Mobile Drive will focus on infotainment, telematics and cloud service platform development with software innovations expected to include artificial intelligence-based applications, 5G communication, upgraded over-the-air services, e-commerce opportunities and smart cockpit integrations. 
Foxconn and Stellantis previously partnered in the development of the Airflow Vision design concept, displayed at CES®, the world's most influential technology event. The concept demonstrated the thinking of both companies in a next-generation of premium transportation and user experience.

Source: Stellantis

Sustainable Transport Forum 2021 gathers world leaders to drive the shift to a fossil free transport
On 19 May, Scania, TTS Italia ordinary member, arranged the third Sustainable Transport Forum, this year as a live broadcast from Stockholm. The event brought together influential thought leaders and decision makers. Business leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and early champion in the fight against global warming.
Professor Johan Rockström, one of the world's leading researchers on sustainability issues and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, hosted the forum. Together with speakers and panellists representing governments, cities, international organisations and industry, Rockström led a dynamic event featuring a panel with industry leaders, a showcase of action-orientated sustainable transport initiatives and an in-depth keynote discussion.
In addition to Sir Richard Branson, speakers this year included internationally recognized names like Nigel Topping, UK’s High level Climate Action Champion, who is mobilizing non-state actors ahead of COP26, and Christiana Figueres, co-founder of Global Optimism and the driving force behind the Paris Agreement.
The transport sector accounts for a significant share of global CO2 emissions. With urbanisation and social and economic development, the need to transport people and goods increases. Not the least during the pandemic it has become clear that transport is the lifeblood of a functioning society and it is obvious that progress in the ecosystem of transport will contribute to reaching many of the sustainable development goals.
“Scania has taken the decision to be an active leader in the shift towards sustainability within the transport industry. We can achieve this change together. To speed up the pace, we gather leaders and decision makers at the Sustainable Transport Forum to discuss and debate the shift to sustainable transport,” says Christian Levin, Scania’s President and CEO.
The forum focuses on discussions about the collaboration now required across the transport ecosystem, as well as the policies needed to accelerate impactful change over the coming decade.
“At Scania, we will continue to shape a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment. A year ago we published science based carbon reduction targets as the first company in our sector. With our unwavering commitment we hope to inspire and challenge others within the broader ecosystem of transport to join us in our work to meet the Paris agreement target,” Levin says.

Source: Scania

SWARCO launches MyCity, the new Urban Mobility Management software for smarter, greener cities
SWARCO, TTS Italia founding member, its MyCity urban mobility management software in order to tackle cities’ frequent challenges associated with the rapid urbanization and related impacts on the environment as well as the rapid changes in the types of urban mobility and the IT landscape needed to support it.  
Cities that want to remain livable and become cleaner, safer and more attractive places to live and work need to address topics like improving traffic flows, lowering the risk of congestion, reducing air pollution, making better use of existing infrastructure, and shortening travel times. The promotion of alternative forms of transportation, e.g. by bicycle, on foot, or by car sharing, will also contribute to improving the quality of life in the urban environment.
MyCity, with the 1.0 version hosted in SWARCO’s secure cloud, has been built to evolve as mobility evolves, allowing city managers to proactively respond to changes in urban mobility trends and the technology used to support them. A single sign-on system gives access to important data and reports via a user-friendly and intuitive dashboard, independent of location or device. MyCity shares and processes information with different data sources and acts as the aggregator of mobility-relevant data sources. It offers added value by fusing this information, building out further applications and by serving as a single point of control to a city. Thanks to its scalability, MyCity allows traffic managers to add new solutions any time or accommodate project-specific requirements. Prevent incidents before they happen, reduce the likelihood of accidents, create a green wave and prioritize specific types of vehicles such as buses or emergency vehicles, and make traffic flow smoother with less emissions. MyCity will allow making better use of existing infrastructure, avoiding the costly alternative of building more roads.

Source: SWARCO

Targa Telematics mentioned in the Berg Insight report on carsharing
Targa Telematics, tech company that develops advanced digital platforms in smart mobility, and TTS Italia founding member, has been mentioned in the latest IoT analytics company, Berg Insight, report among the major IoT platform providers of carsharing services.
According to Berg Insight, notwithstanding the global pandemic, in 2020 carsharing services have grown by 10% and will continue to grow steadily in the next five years. The company estimates that by 2025, carsharing services will count for 971.000 vehicles (+16% yearly), involving 190,3 million people (with a yearly growth of +21,5%).
The services that carsharing companies have introduced in the last months, most of which complying with the latest user mobility requirements - such as the need for proximity tourism (such as longer domestic holiday rentals) or taking the car instead of public transportation or taxis - have seen the strategic role of telematics platform providers growing that, thanks to their innovations, allow the management of new services.
Targa Telematics entered the carsharing market in 2014, presenting its platform particularly to companies, councils and renters who want to implement shared mobility solutions to optimize their car fleet mobility, improve viability on their territory and reduce CO2 emissions. The following year, Targa Telematics introduced keyless technology to enable digital renting solutions and, in 2018, peer-to-peer carsharing.
Roberto Bordin, Smart Mobility Product Owner of Targa Telematics, commented: “Targa Telematics approach to smart mobility is not limited to car management, but it is extended to every type of vehicle, with specific modules for electric ones. Additionally, we provide consultancy that helps mobility operators identify the best conditions to successfully implement smart mobility services”.
From a technological perspective, Targa Telematics offers mobility operators solutions for users, car fleet management and for monitoring their performance. The solution includes, other than the platform, web and mobile applications for booking and the use of service for the end users.
Additionally, Targa Telematics offers a 24/7 call center to support end users.
Targa Telematics carsharing solutions can be quickly applied to several cases. In corporate mobility, for the company car fleet management; in public service, for the local entities who want to offer a valid alternative to public transportation; for the short-term rental mobility operators, by adopting key-less solutions that reduce waiting times and long-term renting with peer-to-peer solutions for their clients.
Roberto Bordin commented: “The speed of implementation and the profitability enabled by the most suitable mobility platform become a crucial asset to compete and win on the market of these new services offered to customers, always in rapid evolution”.
Thanks to its great experience, Targa Telematics supports customers in the current digital transformation to enter new mobility markets or to enhance their presence with increasingly competitive offers.

Source: Targa Telematics

The top management of RFI and ANAS in comparison on "The mobility of the future"
A more connected, green and competitive Italy thanks to sustainable, resilient, accessible and inclusive mobility infrastructures. This is the goal of the FS Italiane Group and Anas, TTS Italia ordinary member, who discussed the issue during a webinar, to contribute to the relaunch of the country and to a green and digital transition of mobility. The interventions revealed the commitment of the entire FS Group in tracing a strategic long-term sustainability path, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050 and increasing the modal shift in favor of collective and shared mobility and rail freight transport.
After all, transport is a sector that plays an essential role and is undergoing a profound evolution in the name of sustainability. In the current scenario, we no longer look only at the market but at the survival of the planet, and time becomes an essential factor in guiding the path towards objectives whose realization can no longer be postponed. The hope that emerged from the meeting, and everyone's commitment, is aimed at ensuring that the process of simplifying the procedures for authorizing and entrusting new infrastructures, on which the Government is working, and the stringent timing imposed by Europe on the works envisaged in the PNRR, contribute to accelerating the virtuous path towards a truly sustainable future and true integration between territories, thanks to effective, efficient, accessible transport systems with a reduced environmental impact.

Source: FS News

The University of Naples Federico II presents the new degree course "Transportation Engineering and Mobility"
The new master's degree course "Transportation Engineering And Mobility (TEAM)" of the University of Naples Federico II, TTS Italia ordinary member, was presented in these days.
The Degree Course will be at the service of the transformations that are affecting the transport and mobility sectors, helping to train the new generations of engineers and to develop the culture that innervates this revolution. It is a training course in English that sees the light after two years of gestation. The master's degree was born with the support of some actors like FS, Stellantis, Almaviva, TTS Italia ordinary members.
Academic, research, industrial, professional and high-level service personalities have provided advice to define elements regarding the actual employment potential of graduates. The result of the consultation highlighted a positive opinion towards the establishment of the Degree Program, with appreciation, in particular, of the context analysis underlying the activation proposal, of the cultural and training objectives, of the professional profiles identified, of the general framework of the training activities and the balanced articulation of the credits attributed to the various areas.
The Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility also confirmed its appreciation for the establishment of the new course, confirming a positive opinion with respect to the training course, the aims it pursues and the ways in which the objectives are implemented.
The course will stand out for its interdisciplinary nature, with contributions from the areas of measurement, data analysis and forecasting, ICT and industrial enabling technologies.

Source: Cluster Trasporti

Tiemme: the new habits of users who choose smart, innovative and safe methods
The pandemic has digitized the purchasing habits of Tiemme users, TTS Italia ordinary member, who are increasingly inclined to choose innovative, smart and safe methods. In fact, in the year of Covid-19, Tiemme has indeed recorded a sharp decline in passengers on board its buses throughout the territory (on average minus 60% over the entire area of competence), but also consolidated the relationship between passengers and dematerialized payment tools, such as the online store on the website or on the Tiemme Mobile 2.0 App and, in particular, with Pay and Go, the innovative project that allows the purchase on board of city buses with contactless bank cards. The Pay and Go service, introduced in different phases on the Tiemme urban fleet starting from 2018, has recorded strong growth and loyalty extremely lively and continuous, despite the closures and the difficulty in accessing the validators imposed by the safety regulations linked to the pandemic.
The analysis of the data collected in 2020 highlights the peak of + 75% recorded in Siena in terms of purchase flows, with about 20% of passengers choosing this system as their second preferred purchasing method, after the traditional paper one. The trend recorded in Grosseto is also very good, with a growth of just under 70% and in Arezzo, where the service only arrived in December 2019 but quickly spread to users. This is due not only to the ease of use of the service and the economic convenience of using the contactless bank card (no additional cost is applied to the transaction), but also to the complete security that the method offers. An initiative, moreover, which was then strongly in tune with the health needs that emerged in an increasingly felt way in the last period.
2020 was also characterized by the increasingly widespread choice by users of online purchases, via App or e-commerce portal, who recorded a much more contained decrease than what happened for all other types of purchase of securities. of travel. In particular, the free Tiemme App (Tiemme Mobile 2.0, which allows access to all services on the go and via smartphone or tablet) recorded approximately 25,000 downloads by users in 2020.
In addition to the sharp decline in passengers on board buses, the data analyzed must take into account the strong impact that the refreshments of unused passes had in 2020 due to the Covid containment measures. In total, about 18,500 refreshments were provided in 2020, of which 10,800 vouchers and 7,700 extensions of the validity of the season ticket.
In line with the increasingly smart profile of its customers, in 2020 Tiemme also strengthened its social communication activity, closely linked to the information flows guaranteed through the site, especially in ensuring constant updates regarding the various provisions. gradually adopted for the containment of the pandemic for the benefit of the users more directly involved such as the school one. To the channels already active on Facebook and Instagram, You Tube and Linkedin have also been added for a communication capable of reaching the various digital user targets.

Source: Ferpress

Turin likes Aep Ticketing Solutions' contactless EMV solution
In the last nine months 400,000 single tickets have been purchased in Turin, in contactless EMV mode, ie with bank cards used directly on board the bus and in the Metro, using the system provided by Aep Ticketing Solutions, TTS Italia ordinary member. The number of people who have relied on this new payment method is constantly growing: despite Covid and the consequent decrease in passengers, today 7% of purchases are made with contactless mode. The result is due to the simplicity and speed of use of the contactless EMV service, to the possibility of avoiding queuing at the ticket office together with the guaranteed security in the transaction. The numbers were presented by Aep Ticketing Solutions, leader in electronic ticketing, during the the "Next Generation Mobility" national event.
The contactless EMV system has been active from 10 July to today on Metro and five GTT surface lines and accepts bank cards from the Mastercard, Visa and American Express circuits. The purchase is also possible via virtualized card on a smartphone or smartwach device. Purchasing the ticket with the payment card is simple and intuitive for the customer: the card is brought up to the validator who immediately confirms the operation and, on the subway, unlocks the access gate. The charge is made directly to the current account on which the card used is placed and the customer has the possibility through a dedicated website to check the status of the trips made ( Checks by GTT customer assistants take place in respect of privacy: the passenger is required to communicate only the last 4 digits of the card to allow confirmation of the payment via the terminal provided to the staff.
“Turin is an example of smart mobility, aligned with European standards. Its citizens are becoming more and more accustomed to the use of innovative payment instruments - comments Giovanni Becattini, CEO of Aep Ticketing Solutions -. These tools have among the objectives a better usability of the public transport service and a greater efficiency of the Company. With over 7,000 on-board equipment and 2,000 outlets, Gtt's is one of the largest and most important systems for Aep, so much so that it required the development of adequate tools for remote supervision and management”.
But the news does not end here. "We have filed a patent application for a new type of radio-optical validation called Optius, based on the combined use of the optical reading of a dynamically variable QR-code and Bluetooth LE (Android and iOS). This novelty - concludes Becattini - will be tested with GTT in Turin ”.

Source: Ferpress

Our activities

MaaS for the EU Green Week 2021: the PriMaaS project event
PriMaaS Partners ITS Romania and eGovlab Stockolm University joint CIVINET Romania and Timisoara City Hall, for a two-day online conference on MaaS Solutions in prioritizing clean transport, on 2-3 of June 2021. The event will have a dedicated space in the #EUGREENWEEK calendar as a partner event.
The event will bring to the audience results and experiences from two European projects: PriMaaS (Interreg Europe) - Prioritizing low carbon mobility services for improving accessibility of citizens, also involving TTS Italia among partners, and Civitas Eccentric Munchen, as well as the efforts of #Timisoara and #Stockholm in this field.
The two-day online conference will tackle the ways in which MaaS (mobility as a service) can accelerate the shift towards net-zero greenhouse gas emission cities. Novel approaches towards carbon neutral cities require innovative actions toward low carbon transport. MaaS is a quiet new topic for Romanian cities and it is of great interest in the current context of making our cities more livable, lowering the impact on climate and improving local air quality with a direct benefit to public health.

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TTS Italia at Next Generation Mobility event
The President of TTS Italia, Rossella Panero, was among the protagonists of the Next Generation Mobility, an event that discussed and laid the foundations for planning a city-centric mobility and of which TTS Italia was an Institutional Partner. In particular, President Panero took part in the opening session of the three days, dedicated to "Mobility as a service for the travel needs of each and every one". Panero's intervention focused on "Enabling technologies for MaaS".
Furthermore, as part of the Next Generation Mobility, TTS Italia, together with the University of Aveiro and the Liguria Region, organized the presentation Conference of the PriMaaS (Prioritizing low carbon mobility services for improving accessibility of citizens), a concrete example of the international activities of the project. to build a debate to explore the impacts and opportunities that can be generated by the introduction of MaaS on a large scale, and on how it can find diffusion within the various European territorial realities. Through the exchange of information and experiences by speakers of international importance, the event investigated the role of MaaS in the context of the pandemic and post-pandemic, and as a tool to support the decisions of local authorities.

Logistics: TTS Italia-Freight Leaders Council MoU on Mobility Magazine
TTS Italia and the Freight Leaders Council have recently signed an agreement for the promotion and dissemination of digital and innovative logistics.
The President of TTS Italia, Rossella Panero, and the President of Freight Leaders Council, Massimo Marciani, talk about it in Mobility Magazine.
Read the full article (available only in Italian) here (pages 20-21).

Logistics: we can digitize in three steps. The article by TTS Italia on Strade & Autostrade
Thinking big - and above all moving from words to deeds - by acting quickly. These are the inputs that emerged from the webinar "ITS applications for logistics efficiency" organized by TTS Italia on March 24th in order to present the document drawn up by working group on the digitalization of logistics. A document that comes at a crucial moment for logistics: put in the spotlight by the pandemic, at the center of great transformations due to changing needs, explored by many Start Ups, now more than ever feels the need to make the leap towards digitalization and smart logistics.
Our new article for Strade & Autostrade, available here (only in Italian).

Source: EDI-CEM Srl - "Strade & Autostrade" magazine

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