First of all, the answer to one of your questions about my role: I have my own projects, but I can also collaborate on the development of other projects.
In this last case I can not only conceive specific solutions form my Partner, but I can also integrate parts of my exixting projects into other solutions (making the parts of my projects compatible, integrable, with the projects already in progress).
So before explaining my projects projects, I need to know what you need (I should have a hint of what are the characteristics of your project – in particular what are the parts that you feel as less strong – to be able to propose ideas that substantially increase the value of your project).
The reasons why it is necessary for me to better understand the context (I’m not interested in understanding who the client is, what ideas you have already put in the project, etc.) are:
– what are the specific problems that you have to solve to create the solution
– what type of customer it is (what is the approach, its mindset: this is crucial not only to formulate a specific language suitable, but also to create a project that can adapt to their mindset).
Today if you want to succeed in creating solutions
it is necessary to come to think differently.
First of all it is necessary to understand the new Trends,
and then adapt to them.
(the new trends are something that is born inexorably bottom-up, from the Demand: if you do not follow those trends, you are soon out of the market, because the small start-ups that are born every day are able to interpret these trends, and then create solutions – business – winners, who gradually become dominant on the market)
Following the new trends means redefining your design approach, your vision of technologies (nothing new: it is about adopting the mindset that led, for example, Apple and Google to dominate a part of the market first monopolized by IBM, Yahoo , etc …).
Some examples of the need for re-thinking, taken from the INNOVA website:
● today “low” technologies (Consumer Tech) are much more effective than Hi-Tech.
● a general re-thinking is necessary: for example, when talking about “as service”, it is necessary to understand that services today are something very different from what they were a few years ago. The new trends show us how the Model BlaBla Car, Airbnb define new forms of service (one of the INNOVA projects is an “urban BlaBla Car”, with deeply innovative features, which allows to partially substitute public transport).
The caring aspect is then necessary, it is required by the demand (more and more sensitized to the Social Impact). The “Bla Bla Car Urban” conceived by us takes this aspect into account.
Some considerations on Mobility
● Multi-modal is a keyword for Mobility, but today there are still big problems that prevent the creation of really sustainable multi-modal mobility systems.
Some of the problems are: fleet redistribution and battery recharging. Both problems are solved in the LiteMotive project which proposes Vehicles that are autonomous only for parking and redistribution (they automatically hook up to the charging station – and have very innovative small hybrid engines).
Moreover, to have a truly sustainable multi-modal mobility it is necessary to create interchange stations where coming from outside the city can leave the car and take, for example, a bicycle or scooter (the station must have mini-boxes, and be monitored by video cameras , etc …).
● sharing aspect and the need for new tax rules.
For example: the car will continue to be necessary for extra urban travel. But it will be used much less than today: it is therefore necessary that the Public Administration foresees a reduction in taxes (for example a pay per use – this also applies to insurance). It is therefore necessary to provide for a “lobbing” activity.
But also we must provide for new ways of sharing the properties of the car.
► LiteMotive solution – http://www.lucabottazzi.com/lib/litemotive/
The project is very complex, it is an entire urban mobility system that totally changes the current scenario (but it is compatible with the current system, and can be implemented gradually).
The Project is composed of many small solutions, which are radically innovative: from the technical details of the vehicle, to new ways of using the vehicles in multi-modal mode.
► an example of the need for a general re-thinking is the “Car project direct notification system” – http://www.lucabottazzi.com/lib/innova/?p=1362
The project illustrates how today we use a wrong approach in the development of new technological systems – see also in other points of the INNOVA site as in “misunderstanding CONNECTED CITY (connected vehicle)” in “Mobility 2.0: white paper “ in “Mobility 2.0: white paper”
► Another example of an INNOVA solution linked to Mobility is the “IoT Speed Limiter (Direct Connected Vehicles), A vehicle speed limitation systems based on Open Data” http://www.lucabottazzi.com/lib/innova/?p=1419