The Share’ngo Project with Fastweb and AMAT
Connectivity and mobility for a better city
Collecting 25 terabytes of environmental data per hour is no longer science fiction. It’s the mission of the ECOWATCH – INTELLIGENT SEED PROJECT – that will be accomplished through fleet of data-transmitting electric vehicles traveling over 35,000km per day in the city of Milan.
Presented on 10th March 2017 at the “Fa’ La Cosa Giusta!” fair, the project is conducted by Share’ngo together with the connectivity and local government partners, Fastweb and AMAT - the Agency for Mobility, the Territory and the Environment of the City of Milan.
The Ecowatch project in Milan is the first step in Share’ngo’s international Intelligent Seeds plan. It will launch in its experimental phase with the deployment of eight SHARE’NGO vehicles (in a special green hue) each equipped with electronic trackers to detect:
Air pollution (CO2, PMI, NH3, Methane)
Heat and humidity
Noise and traffic pollution
The data will be analyzed by AMAT, and presented to citizens through a user interface developed in cooperation with Share’ngo and Fastweb. The data should enable citizens to make choices that benefit their health as well as encourage behaviors that reduce the impact of mobility on the environment.
SHARE’NGO ECOWATCH cars will be equipped with a series of interesting new features: a Fastweb-powered modem to connect them to the internet, a Videocamera for traffic monitoring, as well as a new, mobile version of the NUVAP N1 technology, used for environmental data collection and especially developed for the EcoWatch Project by Nuvap in the Technology Hub of Navacchio in Pisa - an example of pioneering Italian engineering.
Ecowatch, the electric car sharing for the health of the environment
Declarations by the project’s top promoters
Emiliano Niccolai - CEO CS Group Spa - Share'ngo
There is great talk of the “Internet of Things” and of connected cars. The Ecowatch project suggests that these revolutions are already here, with benefits both immediate and immediately shareable. The potential of mobility and connectivity combined is enormous. I believe that the Ecowatch Intelligent Seed project shows only the budding start of what we can expect of this collaboration between Share’ngo and the telecommunications industry, ranging from proximity marketing to urban navigation, from augmented reality to the creation of an open Wi-Fi network created by the Share’ngo cars.
Sergio Scalpelli - Chief Institutional & External Relations Officer Fastweb
Fastweb is participating in the Ecowatch project as a part of its broader strategic vision: utilizing digital services to improve the lives of people and to change our cities. Through this project, we are putting the latest innovation at the service of the environment. In future, we hope to extend the service to citizens by providing an urban wi-fi network which uses the cars as mobile hotspots. It’s a concrete application of the sharing economy which illustrates the upcoming future of the internet of things. And once again, Milan is at the centre of innovation.
Marco Granelli - Municipal Councillor for Mobility and Environment of the city of Milan
This system literally brings together mobility and the environment. The Municipality is proud to promote and take part in such an innovative project. Elaborating the data that the green electric Share’ngo cars can generate will be fundamental in allowing us to more efficiently monitor the quality of the air we breathe. Thank you to all the partners who have made this project possible.
Maria Berrini - Chief Mobility, Environment and Territory Agency of Milan (AMAT)
This is the heart of experimentation: the transformation of increasingly detailed and accurate environmental data into information that is immediately available and accessible to anyone living in the city, either through personal devices like a smartphones, or public communication tools like digital advertising spaces in the underground or at the entrance to no traffic zones. Providing this kind of information can increase citizen’s knowledge and awareness of environmental factors, such as air pollution levels, but also to change habits and allow urban residents to take an active role in promoting behaviors that improve the quality of our environment, for example by reducing home heating or choosing a sustainable form of transportation.