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The “Turin Geofencing Lab” project, a result of the cooperation between the City of Turin and e-Mobility by FCAAutomoto TV
The City of Turin's Department of Transport, Infrastructure and Mobility signed a cooperation agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to pilot – in city traffic – the integration of electrified mobility with the restricted traffic zone (Zona a Traffico Limitato –ZTL) management infrastructure. The partners in the initiative are 5T (an in-house company of the City of Turin, which manages the access platform and gates to the ZTL integrated in the Mobility Central of the capital of the Italian region of Piedmont), the Centro Ricerche Fiat – the developer of powertrains, vehicle systems, materials, methodologies and innovative processes aimed at improving the competitiveness of FCA’s products – and GTT, the Turin public transport agency. The “Turin Geofencing Lab”, as the project is known, was created to grasp the opportunities offered by the fast-increasing transformation of cities into "smart" areas – which connect and talk to means of transport – and, most of all, into “green” areas, i.e. those whose environmental impact is reducing at a rapid pace. In this context, an important role is played by electric vehicles and (especially in the current phase 1 of deployment) by plug-in hybrid vehicles, proposed as key elements in the transition to a new urban mobility.