Fincantieri and Almaviva together for safe and sustainable Mobility

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Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Fincantieri NexTech, and Almaviva, the leading Italian group in digital innovation, signed a collaboration agreement to support and boost the digitalization process in the transportation and logistics sector. The goal is to foster a mobility system that better responds to the new needs of people and goods movement, with special attention to environmental impact and safety.

The partnership aims at developing solutions based on the new models and trends of modern mobility, such as the connected vehicle (a vehicle equipped with sensors perceiving the surrounding reality and interacting with it), and the smart road (which allows communication and interconnection between vehicles), with the overall purpose of increasing travel and passenger safety. Furthermore, applications for transport safety and predictive maintenance processes will also be developed with the support of artificial intelligence algorithms and the digital twin, which reproduces all the infrastructure characteristics in a digital three-dimensional and virtually browsing format.

These solutions will be offered to all the players concerned, from managed service companies to service operating companies, managing authorities and public entities in charge of service programming and control activities.

The agreement between the two companies also provides for an international development plan aimed at enhancing the Made in Italy so that it can establish itself also in a highly competitive sector currently dominated by American and Chinese players.

Alberto Tripi, Almaviva Group President, stated: “A significant part of the resources of the NRRP, the Italian plan for resilience and restart, will be earmarked for the transport and logistics sector. This is a unique opportunity for the development of our country in strategic areas such as sustainable mobility and public transportation, road safety and intermodal logistics and through the partnership with Fincantieri, we are offering the country system solid ‘Made in Italy’ know-how and digital technologies”.

Fincantieri CEO, Giuseppe Bono, stated: “This partnership pools the extremely high innovation content expressed by two companies that view research and development activity as an essential driver. This initiative will allow us to develop our digital skills further, directing our efforts towards using artificial intelligence to monitor the different infrastructure and the territory, as well as towards integrating the different mobility networks. In this way, we will be contributing enormously to the transportation sector, surely one of the main sectors on which the best resources in the Country should converge”.

Sea News, May 17

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Associate Editor, Sea News