Connected Car: a new mobility


On May 27, the Connected Car & Mobility Conference: the road to a new economy was held at the Durando Campus in Milan: Addfor was invited as a spectator to the keynote about the results of the Research of the Observatory of the Polytechnic of the Lombard capital in sustainable mobility theme.

In the automotive and mobility sector, many profound changes are taking place, changes that not only concern cars – to which it is required to be increasingly connected – but also Public Administrations and consumers, because to make this transition it is necessary to be interested of companies, users and the infrastructures that surround it all.

What do we associate the concept of mobility with?
First of all, freedom, understood as the choice to move, to travel, to explore.
But immediately afterwards, thoughts turn to negative feelings such as traffic, the risk of accidents and pollution.
And it is precisely from this perspective that technological innovation linked to sustainable mobility started, for which companies and universities are investing more and more in research and development of new production factors, coming to create hydrogen cars or to imagine autonomous shuttles (robot taxis).
The concept of sustainability has predominantly entered the operational activity of car makers: producing electric cars exclusively by 2025/2030, request for sustainability also by suppliers, through certifications that certify the use of renewable sources, abandonment of heavy materials (now scarce) to produce electrically powered and self-driving light cars.

But if on the one hand the road towards a market of technologically innovative cars now seems to be marked, the difficulties for this to become a concrete reality are still many and have partially stopped the race towards the technological transition: political, bureaucratic, legal, environmental issues to which add the lack of raw materials (micro processors), the long times promised by politics, the moonshine of the stock market with lack of investment.
To try to remedy, at least in part, these problems, the Experimentation Italy project was conceived which, as illustrated by Eng. Francesco Menegoni of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, aims to reduce the difference between the speeds with which technological innovation and regulatory updating proceed, allowing those who want to experiment to obtain authorization to do so without being limited by the rules and regulations in force, thus enabling innovation and allowing, with the collection and analysis of data, to arrive at modern and useful standards.