A DASHBOARD TO MEASURE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF MOBILITY IN URBAN CENTRES
OCTO Telematics and The European House – Ambrosetti have announced the date and revealed some updates for Italy’s main event on connected and sustainable mobility, which is also regarded as one of the most important mobility events in the world.
On the 13th of October, the third “Connected Mobility 2025” Strategic Study and the “Sustainable Mobility Dashboard”, a new governance tool for municipal administrations, will be presented in Rome.
A roadshow throughout the country will allow local public administrations and key players in the mobility ecosystem to contribute to developing the Sustainable Mobility Dashboard (SMD)
Rome, 30 May 2023 – Everything is ready to roll for the OCTO Connected Forum, Italy’s main event on connected and sustainable mobility and one of the most important in the world. On the 13th of October, in Rome, OCTO Telematics and The European House – Ambrosetti will present the third instalment of the Connected Mobility 2025 Strategic Study on Connected and Sustainable Mobilityas well as an important innovation:the Sustainable Mobility Dashboard (SMD). The SMD is a governance tool created in collaboration with businesses and public administrations, which will help municipalities in measuring the sustainability of mobility in urban centres.
OCTO and The European House – Ambrosetti have been working together for three years on the initiative called “The Italian Way to Connected Mobility”, with the goal of promoting a new model of Mobility,one which sees the digitalisation of mobility systems as an essential element in the development of Smart Cities, with a particular focus on issues of environmental sustainability (reducing emissions) and social sustainability (accessibility, inclusivity and well-being).
THE ROADSHOWS AND THE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY DASHBOARD
In order to bring the project’s vision to fruition and spark a discussion on the development of urban mobility, it is essential to maintain an open dialogue with public administrations. With this in mind, the next forum will be preceded by a series of countrywide roadshows to meet with the main representatives of regional and local public administrations, local public transport leaders, as well as local businesses, research institutions and universities, known to foster innovation.
The roadshows will ensure the needs of administrations are taken into account in finalising the “Sustainable Mobility Dashboard”, which is designed to measure and assess the performance of a city’s mobility in terms of sustainability. Based on ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) criteria and in line with OCTO’s Vision Zero, a vision of mobility with zero crashes, pollution or congestion. The new governance tool available to administrations will serve the purpose of promoting a model of growth capable of combining economic development and sustainability.
THE “MEGACITIES” OF THE FUTURE
OCTO and The European House – Ambrosetti firmly believe that the development of the cities of the future must take an approach that focuses on ESG sustainability:
– Environmental: Helping to reduce the environmental impact of cities, by adopting all available solutions in accordance with the principle of technological neutrality and by intervening on different aspects of urban ecosystems (mobility, construction, infrastructure, resource management, data, etc.);
– Social: Developing an inclusive and cohesive urban system for all the city’s social and cultural groups, addressing their different needs and improving their quality of life;
– Governance: Creating an “innovation-driven” ecosystem which facilitates relationships between the different stakeholders in the city (both public and private) and defining mechanisms for monitoring the development of the city from a broad perspective.
Over the next 10 years, the number of megacities in the world — cities with over 10 million inhabitants — will multiply by 10, while the proportion of the population living in urban areas will rise from 50% to over 66%. In Italy, there are seven metropolitan cities which are home to over one-third of their respective regional populations. However, it is essential to bear in mind that 84.8% of the Italian population live in small-medium sized cities which are also cultural centres and popular tourist destinations. Therefore, it is important to draw up plans for them which integrate urban and extra-urban mobility, with an approach based not on the geography of the territory, but which sees the cities as extensive, interconnected areas defined by their “demand” for mobility.
In order to understand the role of connected technologies and of Connected Mobility in particular in paving the way for a new model of sustainable urban development, an analysis of the academic literature based on over 41,000 scientific papers has been carried out. It confirmed the central role of data, connectivity and mobility systems as essential in enabling the Smart City. Moreover, 165 international case studies have been mapped (in relation to Smart Cities) with the aim of learning more about the opportunities linked to Connected Mobility and the actions of public decision-makers in orchestrating and governing the mobility ecosystem.
The initiative is led by an Advisory Board consisting of Nicola Veratelli (CEO of the OCTO Group), Valerio De Molli (CEO & Managing Partner of The European House – Ambrosetti), and a scientific committee which includes Enrico Giovannini (Scientific Director of ASVIS; former Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility and former President of Istat) and Giorgio Ventre (Professor of Information Processing Systems at the University of Naples Federico II and Scientific Director of the Apple Developer Academy). The Advisory Board will be responsible for providing guidelines for the task, fostering innovative ideas, checking the state of progress, encouraging the development of relationships relevant to the project and acting as an advocate for the various proposals.
As useful tools for guiding the strategic decisions of policy-makers (governments, European institutions, etc.), the Strategic Study and the Sustainable Mobility Dashboard will be made available to all relevant stakeholders in the mobility ecosystem.
OCTO has always stood out for its ability to innovate in the connected mobility sector. A pioneer in telematics in the insurance sector, OCTO is now the main provider of advanced telematics services and technological solutions — not only for the insurance sector, but for Fleet Management and Smart Mobility too — to leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to transform data into practical, smart solutions.
Its know-how, the expertise it has gained over 20 years of performing Advanced Analytics services worldwide, and its dedicated M&A strategy have allowed OCTO to grow rapidly and to establish itself as one of the main players in connected mobility, capable of extracting value from data analysis thanks to a scalable, proprietary platform that allows the company to offer an unrivalled user experience to users of mobility services and applications all over the world.
A range of business applications and many use cases allow OCTO to bring telematics to the heart of smart cities and to usher in a new era of smart telematics aligned with the global sustainability goals expressed in the company’s Vision Zero: zero crashes, zero congestion, zero pollution.
OCTO now has 5.7 million connected users and the largest global telematics database, with over 552 billion kilometres of driving data collected and over 514,000 insurance events and accidents analysed.
Frost & Sullivan chose OCTO Telematics as the winner of its 2022 Global Company of the Year Award.
The European House – Ambrosetti
The European House – Ambrosetti is a professional Group, with 300 professionals, operating since 1965, which has grown significantly over the years, thanks also to the contributions of many of its Partners, developing numerous activities in Italy, Europe and the rest of the world.
Today the Group has three offices in Italy and many abroad, in addition to other partnerships around the world. What distinguishes it is its ability to provide support to companies in the integrated and synergic management of the four critical aspects of value-creating processes: Seeing, Planning, Achieving and Optimizing.
For over 50 years we have been working alongside Italian businesses and each year we provide consulting to about 1,300 clients, including more than two hundred and fifty strategic scenarios and studies aimed at Italian and European institutions and companies, and around one hundred and twenty governance pacts for family-run businesses. In addition, each year about 3,000 Italian and international experts are involved in more than 550 events we organize for over 17,000 managers whom we follow in their personal and professional paths to growth.
The Group vaunts an invaluable international network of contacts on the highest level in the sectors in which it operates, including top-level decision-makers within multinational institutions and on an individual country level.
Since 2013, The European House – Ambrosetti has been named — in the category Best Private Think Tanks — the no. 1 think tank in Italy, the no. 4 think tank in the European Union and among the most respected independents in the world out of 11,175 on a global level (source: “Global Go To Think Tanks Report” of the University of Pennsylvania). The European House – Ambrosetti was recognized by Top Employers Institute as one of the 141 Top Employers 2023 in Italy. For more information, please visit www.ambrosetti.eu
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