Think tank ‘The Urban Mobility Council’, focus on sustainability, presented

Project promoted by the Unipol Group with the support of the Milan Polytechnic. Four lines of work: Connected Mobility, Green Mobility, Autonomous Mobility, Integrated Mobility.

The Urban Mobility Council, the mobility Think Tank which aims to synthesize institutional stakeholders, universities and companies committed every day to building sustainable mobility of the future, was presented. The project, promoted by the Unipol Group with the scientific support of the Politecnico di Milano, was presented today by Giacomo Lovati, Chief Beyond Insurance Officer UnipolSai, Stefano Genovese, Head of Institutional Relations of Unipol Group and Sergio Savaresi, Professor of the Politecnico di Milano at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering.

The Think Tank – it is explained in a note – will tackle the mobility paths of the future in search of economic, social and environmental sustainability made possible by the digital transition. The leitmotif of the activities of the Think Tank will be data, fundamental for analyzing current and future trends, building medium / long-term strategies on solid foundations and capable of connecting a world, that of mobility, in profound transition with important technological implications to reality, economic, industrial and cultural.

The Think Tank will develop its business starting from the scenarios created by the observatories of the Politecnico di Milano which will be developed along four lines: Connected Mobility, Green Mobility, Autonomous Mobility, Integrated Mobility. The focus on Connected Mobility will investigate new strategies and business models based on the remote management of smart cars and vehicles, V2X (Vehicle-to-everything) communication networks, passing through new experiments in the Smart Road, Internet of Things and mobility and new business opportunities and integrated mobility. The scenario relating to Green Mobility will offer an overview of the development of urban and motorway recharging infrastructures, will address the evolution of the automotive offer between old and new players and will focus on the challenges and opportunities of the transition, in addition to the push of the PNRR.

The scenario relating to Autonomous Mobility will focus on the regulatory framework of reference and safety on roads and highways, digitalization of infrastructures and 5G, the automotive industry and autonomous driving, also addressing the issue of ethics and the related consequences for the insurance world.

Finally, Integrated Mobility will propose a reading of the numerous trends that are emerging internationally relating to the consumer sphere, including company cars and NLT, micro-mobility, new shared use logics as opposed to car ownership with the success of car & van sharing. . It will also address the change in lifestyle and habits relating to city travel, the transformation of the traveler from car driver to passenger, the evolution of the offer and the regulatory framework and the transition to the new “Mobility- as-a-Service ”both with traditional vehicles and with self-driving vehicles.

The Urban Mobility Council is led by a Steering Committee in which the main stakeholders of reference (institutional, academic and production world) participate who will contribute to defining the contents of the various activities planned during 2022. The first public appointment will be the next June 27 in Milan, at 5 pm in the Feltrinelli Foundation, with the first forum dedicated to the paths of new mobility, an occasion during which scenario analyzes will be presented, by the Politecnico di Milano, on Connected, Autonomous, Green and Integrated Mobility. Speakers will include the President of Unipol Gruppo Carlo Cimbri, the Rector of the Milan Polytechnic Ferruccio Resta and the Finnish Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS (Mobility as a Service).

“Unipol was born with an insurance DNA”, Lovati recalls. “Starting 15 years ago with the black boxes, essential for understanding the mobility habits of our customers, in recent years it has extended its services, from the repair and maintenance of cars to the sale of cars with long-term rental and recently to electronic toll, becoming a 360 ° partner and consolidating its positioning in what we call the mobility ecosystem “.

For Savaresi “designing the services, infrastructures and business models of tomorrow’s new electric and shared mobility today is very difficult; analyzing the data on how Italians move today can help a lot in this difficult task”, he adds : “The aim of the research is to use the current mobility data of vehicles circulating in Italy to predict, design and optimize future mobility models, along the main lines of electric, shared and autonomous mobility. In particular, we want, first of all, to evaluate what are the actual opportunities for electrification in the short term, identifying the fastest and cheapest development guidelines. We also want to plan the transition towards “Mobility-As-A-Service” (both with traditional vehicles and with self-driving vehicles), looking for the most effective way to introduce this new mobility model. In both cases, predictive analyzes are developed on the basis of the current behavior of private car owners “.