"Today is of the utmost importance to talk about public infrastructures in Italy. We need to guarantee their safety and making them long-lasting".
Autostrade per l’Italia will be investing in research and development: artificial intelligence, data analysis and electric mobility are key elements in the agreement struck with Politecnico di Milano, which also includes a hiring plan of 2400 units at ASPI, open to recent graduates in engineering of the university.
"Today is of the utmost importance to talk about public infrastructures in Italy. We need to guarantee their safety and making them long lasting, but that alone is not enough. It is our duty to project models and technological solutions that will anticipate the needs and the requirements of tomorrow. Electric vehicles and sensorized highways are not futuristic visions but rather concrete opportunities of investment – says Ferruccio Resta, Rector of the Politecnico di Milano – “We need to invest in a smart mobility, that will be able to monitor traffic, the conditions of roads and that will signal the needs of intervention at high speed. The Politecnico di Milano takes on by signing the agreement with Autostrade per l’Italia this commitment.
The agreement aims at developing projects of digital transformation related to the tracking of traffic flows to digital payments, to cybersecurity to monitoring and maintaining the infrastructures and using artificial intelligence in projects. Sustainability and renewable energy will be key components of the project as well. Lastly there will be projects of higher education for the workers of the ASPI group and for university students, that will be included in development and testing of strategic activities.