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 2017

 

 

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INTERVIEW TO SAMUEL SED PIAZZA, COUNTRY MANAGER OF MOOVIT ITALIA
 

 

In a few years Moovit has reached 98 cities and 3,5 millions users in Italy. At global level, its has been implemented in 1200 urban areas with 55 millions users. How was Moovit born? What have been the main steps?
Moovit was founded in 2012 in Israel, in a context very similar to the Silicon Valley, favorable for innovation. At the beginning the testing was limited to Israel, as big as Lazio region is. Then, Moovit has reached some of the biggest cities in the world: New York, London, Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo. The first real turning point arrived in 2014, when Sequoia Capital decide to fund Moovit with 28 millions dollars. It's the same company that supported Google, Aruba and Instagram. Since then, things changed: Moovit could finally hire new developers and they increased from 40 to 70. For a start up this is a big step forward and the App has started growing also in Italy. A second turnig point was in 2015 when a group of investors shed 50 millions dollars: there are big names among them such as Keolis, a giant of rail transport, and Bmw. From that moment on, the development of Moovit has been unstoppable: 100 employees, an office also in San Francisco (in addition to the headquarted in Israel); 150 thousand local editors, the so called Mooviters; 200 millions of data points; 1200 cities and 55 millions users in the world.

What was the diktat from the investors?
The key word was growing. At the moment Moovit doesn't need to make money considering the investments received. We had the input to create the best App available at global level for public transport. And we are making it...

What your business model will be?
We have already started pilots in some countries, focusing on different aspects and looking for the most suitable development in each area. For example, in South America we are focusing on the electronic ticketing. In North America we are working on the integration between public transport, taxis and Uber: this couldn't be applied to Italy due to the limited number of taxi/Uber. In Italy we are working on the car pooling thank to a recent agreement with the Agency for Mobility of Rome.

Let's talk about Italy. How did you reach so many cities?
In several cases we have started collaborations and partnerships with the companies for the public transport that supplied teh dta used for the App. Extra data come from the Mooviters. In some cases it has been quite difficult to get data but now companies have understood that we are their partner and that thanks to the App they can fill up the communication gap they had with the user. Moovit is between the company and the user, easing their relationship. This is very clear when the request for Moovit comes right from the users. There is the case of the city of Brescia: a young guy wrote us he wanted the App is his city. The community mapped the city with buses numbers and timetables and we have started the service there!

Did you notice an increase in the use of public transport in the cities where Moovit is implemented?
We cannot say that as we haven't data available about the previous situation but we can say that the attitude of users towards public transport has changed where Moovit is implemented. With the App is possible to get information on the preferred bus line: ad hoc alerts are sent to the users' smartphone in case any problem occur and offer concrete alternatives to get to the final destination.

And what do you expect from car pooling in Rome?
The Agency for Mobility of Rome is investing in innovation in a fast and smart way. This is why we managed to launch in Rome, one of the most difficult place in terms of transport, the car pooling service. There is a different App, MoovitCarpooling, registering those people able to offer a ride, while Moovit users will find also car pooling among travel options.
A very sophisticated algorithm determines reimbursements ensuring no profit to those who offer the passage and that cannot use the system for more than two travels a day: we can therefore guarantee that the App is not used to make money but only to share a ride. We started from car pooling to get people closer to public transport: the two first rides are offered by Moovit, people choose each other after consulting Facebook profiles and it is possible to pay only by credit card. It is a way to leave cars at home and experience an intermodal trip by using car pooling and public transport. We are creating a new mode of transport.

What do you think about Mobility as a Service?
We are following that direction: to revolutionise the urban mobility offering other services to community.

What kind of technologues do your use for the App?
We developed our technology in house, and for the maps we used the technology from open streetmap.

Who is Samuel Sed Piazza Born in 1984, Samuel graduated in Economics at the University of Roma Tre with a degree in Marketing on "Case Groupon" and received his Masters in Mobile Marketing at the University La Sapienza. He was a finalist for the 2009/2010 of the National Marketing Award promoted by SIM (Italian Marketing Company). Since then, he decided to totally dedicate to marketing and communication. He spent one year in Israel, where he studied management and organization of non-profit organizations. He is a contributor of Ninja Marketing, the blog for the Mobile Marketing and new technologies. He worked in a communication agency as a social media and marketing specialist. Since 2013 he is the Country Manager Moovit in Italy, where he is engaged in business development on the territory.


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AESYS


A projects overview to celebrate the Aesys 40th anniversary

Forty years passed since Aesys was founded by its current president Dr. Marcello Biava, and thirty years passed since its first product innovation, i.e. bus LED destination sign, which revolutionized the concept of public transport and allowed the company to install its signs on more than 50,000 vehicles worldwide over the years.
Aesys today has a complete portfolio of solutions for all transport companies willing to provide state of the art information service to their users, either on‐board or at bus stops. The solutions were implemented in different cities all over the world, and most recently in Astana, where the next World Expo exhibition will be hosted and where Aesys provided hundreds of such devices.
The combination of on‐board and on‐ground systems is also available in Aesys' Railway division, which was established in the Company together with the Bus Division in the early 90s. In addition to the thousands of LED and LCD signs installed at many railway and underground stations in Italy, France and Germany, last year Aesys' displays, which were mounted on the most modern trains, "travelled" around the cities of Istanbul, Budapest, Tallinn and in far away cities such as in Singapore, India and Taiwan, and played a key role in the major projects of many Middle Eastern cities in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
These last Countries have been the venue of one of the biggest challenges of the Traffic Division in the recent years: the installation of the largest full matrix full colour Variable Message Sign having a unique chassis and ever built in Aesys' factories. Great international events have always come with great technological challenges, and Aesys promptly responded in many occasions: from the very first Variable Message Sing launched for 1990 Football World Cup in Italy and then in 2006 for the Winter Olympic Games in Turin, to bigger projects such as those for the Expo 2015 in Italy and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where, thanks to the local presence of one of our branch offices, Aesys was able to deliver turn‐key projects, including civil works, installation and after‐sales services.
At the same time, our technology improved in order to ensure a better reliability and higher performances: for instance, our VMS are now used to support Spanish, French and Greek drivers choosing the best highway exit and the right toll lane, or again, like on the Formula 1 race tracks, to communicate official race information including circuit status and lap times to the pilots.
To develop new applications and to change the way of conceiving the electronics and the mechanics of our displays has been really important for the corporate progress, and it has been made possible by the company's structure and by the concentration of all processes of design and production in our factories.
Among Aesys successes, we can also mention the development of the so called "MyInfoCity" application, which is fundamental for the management of our InfoCity signs, already installed in thousands of squares in many Italian Municipalities. Thanks to this new tool, our cloud is now inhabited by several projects in the contexts of smart cities, info mobility, parking guidance systems, management of weather alert stations and accesses to the city centres.
Nowadays, Aesys devices are present in approximately 60 countries all over the world and they are seen by millions of people always looking for real‐time solutions able to facilitate their daily journeys.




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Intermodality, interoperability and portability: three key nodes for freight transport

Telematics satellite is an inescapable technological choice for making more efficient and safe processes related to the transit of goods in intermodal network nodes, including customs.
One of the requirements concerns the times minimization in which containers stop, while increasing the security of the distribution chain.
There are solutions to integrate a Zigbee system (proximity radio technology) and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) with a sort of electronic seal of guarantee, provided with passive RFID tags, to detect possible attempts container's tempering, in keeping with Customs Agency's objectives.

Some Intermodal logistics managers argue the possible loss of control over the traceability changes carrier's goods. This can do conflict with goods' protocols of safety guarantee. In the intermodal transport different road carriers are involved for the first and last mile and one (or more) rail carriers. Each of these has tools for means tracking , but it is almost impossible for the client to have a "control room" to keep track of all the data: first for the complexity of authorizations linked to security and privacy management, and second for the lack of a shared data formatting standards.
One example is the tracking system Viasat BluTrack, available in self powered version and wire, configured with sensors for temperature, humidity and photodiode for signaling the opening of hatches, designed specifically for goods monitoring, regardless the mode of transportation used (containers, swap bodies, trailers, semi trailers, railway cars, etc.).

For this reason it's necessary to have a standard communication platform inside which all the black boxes are able to communicate. For achieving this objective is necessary to normalize the Portability and Interoperability Protocols Communication between computer systems on board , the Telematics Service Providers, the Logistic Platforms and their Information Systems Management, in order to facilitate the information sharing between different markets players: private TSPs, Manufacturing Companies, Logistics, Forwarders, Harbour Offices, Railways and many others.

All this part of the wider view of the Internet of Things (IoT - Internet of Things) and associated to absolute benefit of the national economy.


News of the month from TTS Italia partners

 

Almaviva and AEP wins tender in Trentino
Almaviva SpA and AEP Ticketing Solutions Srl, TTS Italia ordinary members, have won the tender issued by Provincia Autonoma di Trento for the maintenance, technological upgrading and evolution of the sytem for integrated mobility.
Source: TTS Italia


ANM: launched Park&Gol to enjoy the stadium by bus!
ANM, the Neaples Mobility Company, TTS Italia ordinary member, has launched the service "Park&Gol" . the service has been thought for those who want to go to the stadium by bus. From 25 February, people can leave their car at the park and ride area and catch the bus by paying only 3 Euros. The solution has been launched to help environement and to tackle the congestion.
Source: Mobility Press


Autostrade Tech wins tender for speed control
Autostrade Tech, TTS Italia founding member, has won the tender issued by Autovie Venete, TTS Italia ordinary member, for service of automated control of speed limits violations through the Safety Tutor systems installed on motorway stretches of its own competence.
Source: TTS Italia


Indra's technology already manages London's 12 street tunnels
Indra technology already controls and permits centralized operation of 12 street tunnels in London, critical for mobility and security in the city, and over 90 km of metropolitan streets connected with these. The company, TTS Italia ordinary member, has designed, installed and started up the new London Streets Tunnels Operation Centre (LSTOC), integrated within the advanced center at the Palestra building. From here, Transport for London (TfL) manages London's entire transport system, including the capital's buses, subways, and streetcars, as well as a network of 580 km of roads and the city's 6,000 traffic lights. The transition from the old systems unrelated with the Indra solution has been a success and has demanded a tunnel-by-tunnel migration, an exhaustive compliance with the required closures and traffic deviation for tests, in addition to the analysis of works for special situations. This migration and start-up plan led by Indra has guaranteed TfL service continuity of the tunnels over the duration of the installation in suitable security conditions and has reduced the impact that any incident in the tunnels would generate in the transportation network of a city like London to a minimum. This transition phase was preceded by a rigorous certification plan for validating the solution, the acceptance of which has granted the project solidity while assuring the platform's present and future validity. Furthermore, this was also possible thanks to a simulation and training tool implemented by Indra that allows for simulating different situations and circumstances. For example, a traffic jam, fire or accident in the tunnel so as to verify that the solution, the established procedures and the systems installed in the tunnel respond in the most adequate manner. By simulating emergency response in the environment without real risk, this tool facilitates, in addition, training of its operators so that they may identify the most suitable action to implement.
Indra's Horus intelligent management solution has integrated into a single system the monitoring and control of all the tunnels and different subsystems currently in place, such as video surveillance, automated incident detection, sensors, traffic systems, variable signaling, lighting, ventilation, and communication, among others. Its graphic interface complies with the leading international standards as to the solution's user friendliness and usability. Thus, it facilitates for TfL the operation and control over infrastructures and traffic, ensures full operability in both daily management and emergency situations, and improves the drivers' security. Horus offers operators information in real time and indicates the preferred actions for each situation, thereby contributing to decision-making. Its high level of automation improves emergency detection and response to shorten response times, a critical aspect in the case of tunnels, in which the first seconds are crucial, for example, in the event of a fire. By collecting data related with emergency resolution, the platform also supports the analysis and consolidation of information and report generation to help shape the best mobility policies and actions in the event of another emergency. Likewise, the Indra solution favors a collaborative ecosystem across different bodies in charge of traffic and mobility in the city, like maintenance teams, emergency and police services, etc. Despite its magnitude and complexity, the project for modernizing the control technology of London's tunnels has been executed in under two years. An exemplary collaborative effort, a committee of experts comprised of professionals from both Indra and TfL have tackled and monitored its various aspects. The trust of TfL in the experience and knowledge of the Indra team, and the company's rapid response unto its requirements, has enabled agreeing to and implementing improvements in parallel to the execution of the project itself. Among these are worth highlighting the review of the tunnel operation manual and the design of a tool for mobile devices that grants access to system-related data from any point along the infrastructure, simplifying maintenance tasks and response to possible incidents. These types of improvements are possible thanks to the open, highly flexible and configurable nature of the Horus solution, prepared to incorporate any new system required by the client in the future.
Indra's project management methodology has resulted in compliance with the rigor demanded by the project, as well as the use of all of the capacities of MIND, a proprietary suite of management and organization tools for managing and sharing information online, a critical aspect in any project where part of the team is distributed across different geographies. Recently, Indra has been acknowledged in the United Kingdom for its relationship model with customers, partners and suppliers, as the first Spanish company to obtain the BS11000 certification. This British standard promotes the establishment and improvement of relationships in corporate collaborations to ensure their effectiveness, that they are taken full advantage of, and that they offer greater, sustainable benefits to the supply chain in its totality. On its behalf, Transport For London has been awarded the ITS España 2016 Award for the implementation of the urban tunnel integrated management system in London, based on the Indra Horus platform. In addition, TfL has been selected as a finalist for the "Best Information Technology Project of the Year" award by the APM (Association For Project Management). This project in one of the major world capitals reinforces Indra's position as an international leader in smart technology for traffic and tunnel management, with projects in this area in more than 50 countries and internationally-renowned cities.
The tunnels equipped with Indra's control systems have received the best ratings in all the EuroTAP studies carried out since the publication of the European Directive 2004/54/EC on minimum safety requirements for tunnels. In 2016, the company has equipped with its Horus solution the tunnel of Marao, in Portugal, the longest of the Iberian peninsula; the Renacer tunnel along the Bogota-Villavicencio highway, in Colombia; and is currently designing projects for the tunnel in Bouira, located on the most important highway in Algeria; the Chenani tunnel in India, the largest of southeast Asia; or the tunnel for Line 2 of the metro in Mashad, in Iran, among others.
Indra is also one of the world's leading companies in smart technology applied to mobility and urban transport, with its systems implemented in over 100 cities worldwide, including Madrid, London, Dublin, Medellin, Kuwait, Curitiba, St. Louis, Sydney, and Manila, among others.
Source: Indra


MacNil Ceo appointed honorary member of "Pugliesi nel Mondo"
Nicola Lavenuta, Ceo of MacNil, TTS Italia ordinary memebr, has recently been appointed honorary member of the association "Pugliesi nel Mondo", aimed at promoting at National level the excellences from Puglia region.
The goal of MacNil is to create a technology center in South Italy by the union of companies specialized in their field, with the common mission to offer its customers in the domestic and international market, highly qualified products and services, through a network commercial dealers and distributors.
Source: Gravivalive


"100 ITALIAN E-MOBILITY STORIES": technologies made in Italy for electric mobility
Among the 100 stories told by the study '100 Italian e-mobility stories' promoted by Enel and Fondazione Symbola and presented in Rome in the past days, there are those of Targa Telematics, TTS Italia founding member; CNR ITAE and CRF - Centro Ricerche Fiat, TTS italia ordinary members. The study gives a voice to the innovative side of Italy as retgards electric mobility. The examples of excellence described in the study aim at being a stimulus to proceed in the right direction, so that electrci mobility can become widespread in Italy.
For the study (available both in Italian and English), click here
Source: Enel/Symbola


Pluservice wins tender for ticketing system in Campania
Pluservice, TTS Italia ordinary member, has won the tender issued by the Agency for the Mobility in Campania for the supply of the ticketing and monitoring system of the local public transport within the Intelligent Transport System della Regione Campania (ITSC).
Source: TTS Italia


Project Automation wins tender for air monitoring in Veneto
Project Automation, TTS Italia ordinary member, in collaboration with Orion Srl, has won the tender issued by Regione Veneto for managing the network of air quality control.
Source: TTS Italia


Swarco Mizar: great success for the User Forum on public transport
Recently the two User Forum days organized by Swarco Mizar, TTS Italia founding member, dedicated to Public Transport finished. The event, organized in the enchanting location of the Swarco Traffic World, was created and developed by Swarco Mizar, in order to meet and dialogue with Public Transport customers. The initiative, welcomed by guests, allowed them to learn about the news offered by the company in the AVM field and to discuss about their questions and comments.
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Source: Swarco Mizar


Targa Telematics on FleetMagazine with "e-Go car sharing" solution
Targa Telematics, TTS Italia founding member, tells about "e-Go car sharing" on FleetMagazine.
"e-Go car sharing" is the service developed in partnership with Enel to experience the electric mobility and its advantages without causing any problem to the environment. The service has been implemented at the University Roma Tre in Rome, at disposal for students and professors. The project combined the Enel know how on infrastructure for recharging and the know how of Targa Telematics on technology. The service is based on an intuitive IoT platform with an easy interface that can be used by smartphone. The customer can use the app e-Go to access the service and pay by credit card according to the "pay as you drive" model.
Source: FleetMagazine


Thetis wins major contract in France: will manage the public transport in the city of Dunkerque
Thetis, TTS Italia ordinary member, a company that for years has been providing urban transport services for the Venetian company ACTV, has won an important tender promoted by the Urban Community of Dunkirk (France), for the sustainable management of the urban public transport fleet and DK'Bus mobile information. Thetis will supply a new AVM (Automatic Vehicle Monitoring) to the French city transport network operated by STDE Company, a subsidiary of Transdev Group, which includes 11 lines and a fleet of 122 buses. In particular, the system implemented by Thetis, through innovative software solutions, will allow French operators to monitor and control in real time the public transport service provided by integrating with other systems such as the planning of the service itself, the management of traffic light priority, the passenger counting and precise information for users on board vehicles. This new innovative approach in integrated management of transport, contributes to the reorganization of the entire urban network of the city of Dunkerque. Thetis has also entered into a major partnership with the French company leader in the sector Comatis for the management system of traffic light priority, With this new contract, which follows a previous award took place in northern France, Thetis is further strengthening its presence in the international market, especially the Frenchspeaking market this very attentive to sustainable mobility and the reduction of environmental pollution, issues on which Thetis has significant experience in numerous projects in Italy, China, India, England, Malta and, more recently, Denmark and Egypt.
Source: Thetis


TomTom City: the service has reached all the main Italian cities
TomTom, TTS Italia ordinary member, has announced that TomTom City has now extended to 125 cities in the world. The traffic portal is a showcase for the extensive range of traffic information available on a city by city basis and provides a platform to connect traffic authorities, businesses and citizens to jointly manage sustainable and efficient mobility. In Italy all the main cities are covered by the service: Milan, Genoa, Rome, Bari, Palermo, Turin, Naples, and Verona. TomTom City, which can be found at www.tomtom.com/it_it/traffic-news is also now available in 6 different languages and covers 6 continents. The addition of a further 75 cities means that, in total, over 175 million people can now benefit from the service to help them plan their journeys better. TomTom City is accessible from any internet enabled computer, tablet or smartphone and provides freely accessible content showing live traffic status and incidents and other driver-based information in cities.
Cities now covered by the service:
Europe: Antwerp (BE), Barcelona (ES), Bari (IT), Basilea (CH), Berna (CH), Birmingham (UK), Bremen (DE), Bristol (UK), Edinburgh (UK), Cologne (DE), Den Bosch (NL), Dortmund (DE), Dublin (IE), Duisburg (DE), Düsseldorf (DE), Eindhoven (NL), Essen (DE), Genova (IT), Ginevra (CH), Göteborg (SE), Graz (AT), Hannover (DE), Ingolstadt (DE), Karlsruhe (DE), Kassel (DE), Kiel (DE), Koblenz (DE), Le Havre (FR), Leipzig (DE), Liege (BE), Lille (FR), Lussemburgo (LU), Lyon (FR), Marseille (FR), Milano (IT), Munich (DE), Münster (DE), Nimega (NL), Nuremberg (DE), Offenbach (DE), Palermo (IT), Roma (IT), Saarbrucken (DE), Stuttgart (DE), Toulouse (FR), Utrecht (NL), Valencia (ES), Verona (IT), Vigo (ES), Wolfsburg (DE), Wuppertal (DE)
APAC: Abu Dhabi (AE), Adelaide (AU), Brisbane (AU), Bangkok (TH), Canberra (AU), Christchurch (NZ), Durban (ZA), Jakarta (ID), Jeddah (SA), Kuala Lumpur (MY), Perth (AU), Stellenbosch (ZA)
Americas: Cleveland (US), Columbus (US), Denver (US), Detroit (US), Kansas City (US), Los Angeles (US), Mexico City (MX), Oakland (US), Porto Alegre (BR), Sacramento (US), San Diego (US), Santiago (CL)
Source: TomTom


TomTom: Traffic Index 2017 published
TomTom, TTS Italia ordinary member, has released the Traffic Index 2017, the annual report detailing the cities around the world with the most traffic congestion. Mexico City once again takes the top spot with drivers in the Mexican capital expecting to spend an average of 66% extra travel time stuck in traffic anytime of the day (7% percentage points up on last year), and up to 101% in the evening peak periods versus a free flow, or uncongested, situation - adding up to 227** hours of extra travel time per year. Next in the global rankings are Bangkok (61%), Jakarta (58%), Chongqing (52%) and Bucharest (50%), making up the top five most congested cities in the world. In Italy the worst traffic conditions are in Using data from 2016, the TomTom Traffic Index looks at the traffic congestion situation in 390 cities in 48 countries on six continents - from Rome to Rio, Singapore to San Francisco. TomTom works with nearly 19 trillion data points that have been accumulated over nine years. This is the sixth year of the TomTom Traffic Index. In Europe, Bucharest (50%) knocked Moscow (44%) off last year's top spot, with Saint Petersburg (41%), London (40%) and Marseille (40%) making up the top five. North America's top five most congested cities remained the same as the previous year - Mexico City (66%), Los Angeles (45%), San Francisco (39%), Vancouver (39%), New York (35%) - although congestion levels were up across the board. Looking at TomTom's historical data, traffic congestion is up by 23% globally since 2008. But, interestingly, there are shocking differences between continents. Between 2015 and 2016, while North America's traffic congestion has only increased by 5%, Europe's has increased by 9%. Asia and Oceania are both up by 12%, while South America is up 7%, and Africa, by 15%. That's a global rise of 10% on 2015. People can find out more about the TomTom Traffic Index, and discover where their home city ranks at www.tomtom.com/trafficindex. There's also helpful advice on beating traffic congestion. For the first time, this year, TomTom is celebrating those cities that deserve special recognition for their efforts to beat traffic congestion with the introduction of the TomTom Traffic Index awards. Six cities have been chosen for special recognition by an international panel of traffic experts. Each expert nominated three cities and subsequently all experts voted to determine the award winning cities from the nominated cities. Winners include Moscow, Stockholm and Rio de Janeiro. The full list of winners can be found here: www.tomtom.com/trafficindex/awards.
Source: TomTom


UIRNet: Genova port is the first one connected to the National Logistics Platform
The port of Genoa is the first operational port on the Italian National Logistics Platform (PLN), the online system developed by UIRNet, a supporting member of TTS Italia, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, that connects the world of logistics (business , dry ports, railway stations, ports, customs, airports and road hauliers). The migration of the management system Port Control System (PCS) of the port of Genoa in the PLN will lead to a single decision-making and strategic hub. Also UIRNet and PCS will also work together to develop a plan of action that will have as a common goal the search for operational efficiency for the road world. The port of Genoa which handles more than 1 million containers by 8,000 drivers and more than 4,000 incoming and outgoing vehicles each day, will now be able to streamline the entire flow of goods.
Several services are already in place: a "fast track" that allows, thanks to the interconnection of all the players involved, the upstream organization of management operations; and the "arrival notice", a sort of "check in on line" that, by shortening the waiting time to the passage of about 30 minutes, speeds up and simplifies all cargo storage procedures, including customs formalities.
Source: Trasnportonline


Viasat Group acquires Teamind Solution
Viasat Group, European leader in the field of Satellite Security Systems, ordinary member of TTS Italia, has completed the acquisition of 60% of Teamind Solution (Italian system integrator, specialized in intelligent technology solutions for the mobile world) with the objective to reinforce the proposition on the market of innovative applications and integrated satellite telematic services that simplify and streamline activities of trucking and logistics companies. To inaugurate the joint path, Viasat Group and Teamind Solution launched the TrasportoSemplice suites, full of innovative tools (management, satellite, tachograph and on-board terminal), to widely approach high-end market of Transport Operators and logistics with integrated solutions and services.
Source: Viasat


Workshop "Building safety in Intelligent Transport Systems" - 23 Febbraio 2017 - Verona
Organised by the City of Verona, TTS Italia ordinary member, and S News, in collaboration with Veneto Region, it was held on the 23 of February the workshop "Building safety in Intelligent Transport Systems". What is the concept of safety in the use and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems, now used more and more frequently in urban mobility management and monitoring of events? What are the minimum security measures that must be taken into account to implement advanced technological systems, in an acceptable level of data protection and intrusion? The event put together the City of Verona and other Urban Areas, together with the Veneto Region, authorities for the local transport, transport companies, experts of cyber-security company and safety of mobility in towns for a mutual exchange of experiences and for the construction of a sensitivity and a culture on the issue.
Source: City of Verona/ S News


Zucchetti at TRANSPOTEC with its new integrated solutions for fleets
Transpotec Logitec 2017, the main Italian fair for the operators in the logistics and transport fields, held in Verona on February 22 to 25, has been an excellent opportunity to present the new Zucchetti Group ideas both for corporate fleet management and for transport and logistics undertakings.
In the first case, it's about the well-known GT Alarm brand, leader in the automotive sector and partner of the world's most important car manufacturers, which becomes competitive again on the automotive market through the presentation of a revolutionary black box incorporating many innovative services dedicated to the world of the corporate fleets and to the human resource management. In the second case, the product is called 'Driver': it's an ERP software developed by Centro Sistemi (the Zucchetti partner from Treviso) which manages the entire operating cycle of logistics and transport companies.
In 2016, GT Alarm has joined the Zucchetti Group, TTS Italia member, the first Italian software company with over 3.300 employees and more than 105.000 customers, already present in the IoT world with the acquisition of Macnil in 2014 and today with a complete offering in the vehicle world, from the fleet management to the automotive security, thanks to the experience and the GTAlarm brand.
At Transpotec, GT Fleet Alarm has been showed, the new satellite tracking and anti-theft service for managing corporate fleets on a single portal, via native integration with the Zucchetti solutions.
GT Fleet Alarm, in addition to tracking mileage and calculating fuel consumption, allows to display also on tablet and smartphone the correct position of the company vehicles, by following in real time their movements on digital map, and also to plan their routes. The system is equipped with an advanced security system including: remote engine immobilization even by app; alert for cables cutting and battery disconnection; parking protection (anti-lift and displacement); anti-jammer; SOS button and connection to the Operating ECU Monitoring.
Moreover, the system is fitted with the "Avert the Speed Penalty" innovative device to receive voice indications about the presence of speed traps and cameras, on the basis of the real speed of the vehicle; the system includes also an application for managing deadlines of the routine maintenance of fleet vehicles. Lastly, there's the GT 2.0 black box, with ANIA (National Association of Insurance Companies) certifications and anti-fraud function, for the benefit of the insurance companies.
"The corporate fleet management is a transversal process concerning not only the security and the efficient displacements of vehicles, but also the business trips and human resource managements and the accounting", so says Nicola Lavenuta, the new GT Alarm Managing Director and CEO of Macnil, IT company of the Zucchetti Group.
The excellence of GT Fleet Alarm lies in the integration of the different services offered by the Zucchetti Group: from the quality of the GT Alarm satellite anti-theft systems, to the experience of Macnil in terms of corporate fleet control and management, to the HR Infinity Global Solution Suite for managing all staff aspects; thus was born ZCarFleet, a complete and integrated solution for fleet management.
The sharing of a single database and the aggregation of all information about every activity in the workforce and vehicles data sheets, in fact, allow no data superabounding, the reduction of errors and the facilitation of process efficiencies among fleet management, corporate travel management, human resource management and accounting.
By this way, it is possible to integrate into a single archive all employees data necessary when allocating vehicles in benefits and to manage reimbursements/charges of expenses related to the utilization of the company vehicle.
This technology entirely "made in Italy" allows Zucchetti to be part of the leaders of the IoT, automotive and security market, by offering new products and solutions more and more advanced that can be fully integrated one with the other.
For what concerns the ERP software called Driver, it's about a 'verticalization' of the Mago management solution, developed in order to satisfy the needs of undertakings operating in the transport, shipping and logistics industries: offers and travel orders, vehicles planning, cost management and analysis, drivers database, infringements and claims management, maintenance, pricing, billing and more.
"Driver has been on the market for 18 years because it has always been able to renew itself in order to solve any problem of transport, shipping and third-party logistics companies - these are the words of Vincenzo Pongan, overall direction of Centro Sistemi - in fact, to date, we have more than 200 active customers, for a total of over 800 users taking advantage of our management software".
Source: MacNil


TTS in action

 

Meeting between ACaMIR and TTS Italia members
On the 21st of February, in Rome, at TTS Italia premises, the meeting between ACaMIR and TTS Italia members has been organised within the initiatives of the Platform for the Local Authorities. ACaMIR, the company managing the mobility in the Campania region (South Italy) is engaged in the ITS Campano Project to develop technolgoies on mobility information. Therefore, ACaMIR was interestd in meeting companies able to offer solutions, both hardware and software, to manage on-board mobility, to control fleets, to monitor ticketing services, for on-board safety and security. Several TTS Italia members attended the meeting and a lot of speakers took part in the event: Pluservice; AEP Ticketing Solutions; Engineering Ingegneria Informatica; PTV Sistema; ESRI Italia; Swarco Mizar; Thetis; Movalia - Famas Group; Vix Technology; Smarticket; Almaviva.

 


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5th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention
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ITS relevant tenders in Italy

 

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Italia-Cagliari: Devices for traffic monitoring
Italia-Crema: Videosurveillance sytems
Italia-Padova: Road police services

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