News of these days is the approval in the Turin City Council of the implementation modalities of the Maas4Italy project .The MaaS4Italy project which has two parts that have as much as 10 million from the NRRP (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) complementary fund.
The first part is the MaaS trial through which citizens will be able to plan, book, purchase and access collective and shared mobility services through a single app. This is the total digitization of city mobility services.
The second part of the MaaS4Italy project sees the creation of the new Living Lab, To Move, spread across the territory, focused on innovative cooperative, connected and autonomous mobility solutions. The initiative is also in line with the commitments of the European Mission "100 Climate-Neutral Cities" which sees Turin among the 100 climate neutral mission cities by 2030.
The public traffic and mobility control and monitoring infrastructure managed by the City of Turin's Central Mobility Center, 5T, will be expanded in its technological components to enable experimentation.
The Living Lab will be developed on the basis of 3 strategic directions:
- the "Digital Twin", a digital twin of the City, which will be able to guide the administration's policy decisions and actions through virtualization and strategic analysis of urban mobility.
- The integration of an autonomous "demand responsive" collective transportation service with the MaaS platform of the first component.
Different types of users with their own mobility needs will be identified, as well as one or more service test scenarios during which whose arriving in the city will benefit from information services on the traffic and road situation, the most sustainable routes, and the promotion of the use of alternative means of transportation, up to the implementation of a real micro-path covered by autonomous public transport service.
- The testing of innovative services and solutions for last-mile logistics. The demand for logistics services in urban settings is growing steadily, partly due to the increase in the use of e-commerce and home delivery services during the pandemic, and represents a major challenge for cities to reduce the impacts of such services on traffic and the environment, without penalizing the economic sustainability of businesses and citizen satisfaction. This strand will promote applied research and testing of new autonomous and/or remotely driven, small-scale, all-electric systems that can move easily in sensitive urban settings.
With the Living Lab To Move, an open innovation context dedicated to mobility and grafted into the Torino City Lab platform and in synergy with CTE NEXT, the House of Emerging Technologies in Turin, will be formalized.
Among the partners involved: Università di Torino e Politecnico di Torino, Fondazione LINKS, Fondazione Piemonte Innova. Il Comune di Torino, coordinatore della seconda componente, sarà affiancato da 5T e GTT.
The City of Turin had participated in the public notice "Maas4Italy," funded under the Complementary Program to the NRRP and launched by Ministry of Technological Innovation and Digital Transition - Department for Digital Transformation of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility, coming first in the ranking in July on both components of the notice and being awarded funding of about 10 million euros.