TTS Italia is the Italian ITS Association founded with the aim to promote the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Italy. N°2 February 2012

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TTS Italia on Thinking Highways and Strade&Autostrade
TTS Italia President, Rossella Panero, has been interviewed by Thinking Highways on ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) in Italy and on the importance of the acknowledgment of the ITS Directive at National level.
For the article, click here

TTS Italia on Strade&Autostrade: “Il nuovo mondo dei sistemi tecnologici per la mobilità”.
For the article (available only in Italian), click here

This month focus on
TTS in action
News of the month
Products of the month
Projects of the month
Save the date
ITS relevant tenders in Italy

TTS in action

B2B meetings Italy-Germany, 20 March 2012, Milan
The German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology is organizing for next March 20 in Milan, a day of bilateral meetings between Italian and German companies active in the sector of ICT and Automotive. The event is sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. The day will offer Italian players the opportunity to meet new German companies characterized by advanced technologies and strategies that these years were added to those more representative of the German industrial tradition. The initiative is reserved for members of TTS Italia.

Meeting of the Technical-Scientific Committee of TTS Italia
It took place on February 15, at the headquarters of TTS Italia, the meeting of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the Association to discuss the restart and planning activities of the Committee for the year 2012. The activities of this new year will be particularly aiming at the establishment of the National Action Plan on ITS requested by the European Commission by August 2012, also in light of the forthcoming implementation of the ITS Directive.

TTS Italia and its members at the Workshop “Canada-Italy: partners in Automotive, Connected Vehicles & Innovation” - 8 February 2012, Turin
It was held on February 8, in Turin, the Workshop “Canada-Italy: partners in Automotive, Connected Vehicles & Innovation” organized by the Embassy of Canada, in collaboration with TTS Italia. TTS Italia showed the possibilities of collaboration between Italy and Canada in the sector of ITS and innovation with a focus on the initiatives carried on by its members. Magneti Marelli, Intecs, Targa Infomobility, Soft-in, all TTS Italia ordinary members, took part at the B2B meetings with Canadian companies.

TTS Italia at “Working with Nature” – 22,23 March 2012 – Rome
TTS Italia will participate at the event “Working with Nature” which will be held on March 22. The third edition of the event is to outline the future prospects of urban centers, with a view to improving the quality of life, involving designers, agencies and authorities involved in the development of sustainable cities. During the morning of Thursday 22, the Strategic Plan "Green Islands" in Rome will be discussed, while the afternoon will be focused on international strategies of the European Green City. On Friday, 23 will be discussed the theme of Smarter Urbanism, through the presentation of projects and innovative technologies for future urban landscapes. TTS Italia, represented by the Secretary General Olga Landolfi, will give a presentation on "Technology for mobility management as a tool in support of smart cities."
For the preliminary program, click here

TTS at Federmobilità Worskshop: “Organization and technologies for local transport and sustainable Mobility integration”
TTS Italia, represented by the Secretary General Olga Landolfi, took part on the last 22 February at the Roun Table organized within the Workshop “Organization and technology for integration in the TPL and Sustainable Mobility”, organized by Federmobilità (ltalian association grouping national administrations for mobility) in collaboration with Isfort (Institute for formation and research on transport), the faculty of Engineerig of the La Sapienza University and the support of Mizar Automazione, TTS Italia founding member. The Workshop discussed the needs of mobility and local transport at regional level as well as the best practice and projects on going at national level, with a speech, among the others, of 5t, TTS Italia ordinary member.

TTS Italia signs MoU with ERF
TTS Italia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ERF – European Union Road Federation for a mutual collaboration on ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) and telematics for mobility. ERF is a non-profit association which coordinates the views of Europe’s road sector and acts as a platform for dialogue and research on mobility issues. The MoU especially foreseen the collaboration between TTS and ERF in the organization of events of interests for the above mentioned sectors as well as in European projects relevant for the two associations members.
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News of the month

7° International Conference on Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE) – Call for papers open
I twill be held from 16 to 19 July 2012, in Genova, the 7° International Conference on Systems of Systems Engineering (SoSE). Organized by the Department for Informatics, Systems, Telematics (DIST) of the University of Genova, TTS Italia ordinary member. The conference theme is “SoSE in cooperative and competitive distributed decision making in complex dynamic systems”, focusing on SoSE control and simulation methodologies to support decisions in different application fields, among others transport, energy, industrial and environmental risk management. Papers on theories, methodologies, and applications of System of Systems Engineering in science, technology, industry, and education are welcome. Within the Conference, a special session will be organized on “Cooperative and distributed systems for integrated logistics services”.
For further information on this session and for sending contributions click here .
For further information on Call for Papers, Invited Sessions and Tutorial Proposals, click here (available only in Italian).
Source: TTS Italia

“Car Interiors: technological challenges as a competitive factor” - 30/31 May, Turin- call for paper open
Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), TTS Italia ordinary member, and ATA dell’Automobile (the Italian Automotive Society) are organising the 3rd International Conference on “Car Interiors: technological challenges as a competitive factor”, that will take place in Turin, in May 2012. This conference addresses to all players in this field, including vehicle manufacturers, suppliers of components and systems, public entities, decision makers, engineers and scientists. This event will provide an excellent platform for information exchange on an International level and will allow to assess the status and potential for Internal Vehicle Technologies and Materials.
For further information, click here .
Source: ATA/CRF

Final conference of SECTRAM project - 1 March 2012, Genova
I twill be held on March, in Genova, the final conference of the project SECTRAM – Safety in freight transport. Coordinator of the project is Liguria Region, while among partners is the Department of Informatics, Systems and Telematics (DIST) of the University of Genova, TTS Italia ordinary member. The project started in June 2010 within the Alcotra Program for the Cross-border cooperation aimed at improving the quality of life of populations and the sustainable development of economic systems through social, economical, environmental and cultural cooperation. In particular, SECTRAM aimed at finding common solutions for safer cross-border infrastructures on Piemonte Region, Liguria Region, Paca and Rhône-Alpes. At the final conference, University of Genoa and Tecnositaf, TTS Italia ordinary members will be presenta s well as the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, TTS Italia founding memebr.
For the programme, click here .
Source: TTS Italia

Instant Mobility Stakeholder Workshop - 20 March 2012, Rome
It will be held in Rome on March 20, the Workshop “Instant Mobility Stakeholder” organized by Atac, TTS Italia founding member. Instant Mobility is a 2-year research project in the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP) that is exploring the potential of Future Internet technologies to bring a revolutionary improvement to the mobility of people and goods, and to the operation of transport networks and systems. This workshop will present Future Internet features and capabilities relevant for mobility of people and goods, and will explore potential business models for Future Internet-enabled services. Finally, the floor will be open to potential participants in a second phase of the FI PPP programme, where a number of cities will be selected to host a pilot implementation of Instant Mobility scenarios. The Workshop will be of interest for local transport planners and managers, for transport system and telecom operators, for users’ associations, for freight and fleet operators, for research organisations, for service providers and for IT and Intelligent Transport System industries
For further information on the event
Source: Atac

Kapsch wins Financier of the Year award in Poland
At this year’s "Financier of the Year" gala event in Warsaw, Poland, Kapsch was given an award for the efficiency of its fully electronic toll system viaTOLL in bringing in higher revenues than expected last year. The modern toll system constructed by Kapsch for all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes in total weight has been in operation on the existing road network of around 1,560 km since 3 July 2011. "This award means a lot to us, because we implemented the system in record time. We had less than eight months in which to complete the implementation of this challenging project", explains Michael Gschnitzer, sales director at Kapsch TrafficCom. "The sharp rise in revenues confirms the quality of our toll system." "Financier of the Year" cited the precision of the fully electronic toll system as one of the main reasons for the award. According to the latest results, use of the toll system brought in higher-than-expected revenues last year. During the last six months, US$131 million was generated for road infrastructure projects – US$5.34 million more than planned. This positive outcome was decisive for the award, and the project was described by the jury as "the most efficient system for financing road-building projects in 20 years." The Financier of the Year awards have been conferred for twelve years by the editorial team of the weekly finance magazine Gazeta Finansowa.
Source: Its International

Presentation of “Hello car” system by SDG Nexus
It was held on the last 7 February, in Cetaldo, near Florence, the presentation of the system “Hello car” realized by SDG Nexus, TTS Italia ordinary member. “Hello car” is the system for the information on events and mobility, for the automatic payment of parking, the GPS geolocalization, theft services, speed control and the SOS service in case of collision and accidents. Starting from March 2012, pilots for “Hello car” service for drivers will start in Cetaldo.
Source: TTS Italia

Sodi Scientifica supplies Autovelox to Rome Municipal police
Sodi Scientifica, TTS Italia ordinary member, announces a major supply of its speed camera to Rome Municipal Police. The order consists of n. 15 units Autovelox model 105SE for detecting the speed of vehicles in a mobile configuration on a tripod, with the addition of the Flash for the night photographic detections and the OCR software for the automatic reading of the plates. The most important body of Italian Local Police updates and enhances its experimental facilities with the latest equipment, that have already given ample proof of himself over the years in Rome, in Italy and in various parts of the world. Sodi Scientifica has created Autovelox in the 60s and then spread it globally, becoming a leader in instrumentation for vehicular traffic.
For further information
Source: Sodi Scientifica

Videointerview to Autostrade Tech on Strade&Autostrade
Mario Perretta, Key Account Italy for Autostrade Tech, TTS Italia founding member, explains to Strade&Autostrade the key role played by the company in ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) technologies with systems such as Telepass and Tutor.
For the videointerview (available in Italian), click here
Source: Strade&Autostrade


Products of the month


Low-light sensitive camera for indoor and outdoor use from Axis

AXIS Q1602/-E cameras offer outstanding fixed network cameras with features to handle demanding application requirements. AXIS Q1602/-E are suitable for environments with poor light conditions.
Easy installation with focus assistant, remote back focus and pixel counter. Setting the focus on AXIS Q1602/-E cameras are made easy with the focus assistant, which indicates with a flashing green LED when an image is in focus after manually adjusting the lens. Additionally, it offers remote back focus, which allows the focus to be fine-tuned from a computer. The pixel counter further helps the installer verify that the pixel resolution of an object fulfils regulatory or customer requirements, for example, for facial identification.

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Via-Com SrL, company of Gruppo AC, develops solutions for fleet management, transport monitoring and safety on the road. The last product created by Via-Com is SAFe, a device that activates automatically in case of car incidents or help requests. The device will sent an SMS to your family with the indications of the place where the accident had place in order to reach you or to send help as soon as possible. There are only 2 steps to follow in order to manage the product by yourself, and with no extra costs.
1. Install the Z-Box in the car
2. Download SAFe App

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Projects of the month


PluService is partner of smartCEM (Smart Connected Electro Mobility), project financed within the European ICT Policy Support Programme, Call CIP-ICT-PSP-2011-5 (duration: 1st January 2012 - 31st December 2014).
The main purpose of Project smartCEM is the promotion of intelligent and sustainable growth of electromobility through Electric Vehicles (EVs), scooters and road public transport.
smartCEM aims at realizing the following objectives:
1. Demonstrating that acceptance of electric vehicles by users can be increased by at least 15% thanks to smartCEM services
2. Assessing how much transport efficiency can be optimised
3. Developing tools to assess and evaluate the impact on CO2 and improve acceptance of electromobility
4. Identifying barriers and addressing all deployment elements
5. Promoting pan-European interoperability
6. Fostering adoption of electromobility in all types of road transport
7. Support integration of new schemes and development of Business models
8. Report smartCEM service experiences

For further information: click here
On 8th February, smartCEM was presented with other three CIP pilot projects (ICT4EVU, Mobi.Europe and Molecules) during a joint launch event at the European Parliament.
For more info read FIA press release
Project Coordinator: Fernando Zubillaga Elorza
Asociación Clúster de Movilidad y Logística de Euskadi (ES)
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Infomobility demonstrator platform activated in Beijing by Thetis and Viajeo partners

Viajeo is an EU project and the purpose is to demonstrate innovative and integrated infomobility platforms. Coordinated by ERTICO, Viajeo is co-financed under the Framework Programme FP7 of the European Commission, with the support from the Italian Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea (MATTM). Infomobility is indeed one of the enabling technologies to contribute to better use urban multimodal (or co-modal) transport, providing the traveler with information useful to decide how his destination can be reached, possibly taking into account how traffic is going at the moment. Viajeo involves 23 partners with a some 5.9 M Eur budget and involves 4 demonstrators, in Athens, Sao Paulo, Beijing and Shanghai. Thetis is the coordinator and system integrator of the Beijing Demonstrator, an ITS platform activated late 2011 and to be made working along 2012.

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Save the date


Instant Mobility Stakeholder Workshop
20 March 2012, Rome
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Working with Nature
22 - 23 Marzo 2012, Roma
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EnergyMed 2012 – Convention and Exhibition on renewable sources and energy efficiency
22 - 24 March 2012, Naples
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EXPO Railway 2012
27 - 29 March 2012, Turin
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Intertunnel 2012
27 - 29 March 2012, Turin
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LogiMAT 2012
13-15 March 2012, Stuttgart, Germany
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TPEG-Workshop "Getting in touch with TPEG"
15 March 2012, Munich, Germany
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Telematics for Fleet Management EU 2012
26-27 March 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Intertraffic Amsterdam 2012
27-30 March 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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ITS relevant tenders in Italy

I-Salerno: Parking management system
I-San Giuseppe Vesuviano: Videosurveillance system


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