#Episode4 – Growing up


After the Olympic hangover, the future of 5T is getting bigger.

The Winter Olympics have shown that a mobility monitoring and control system can also be extended beyond the urban borders. And 5T confirms itself as a permanent laboratory where to design, experiment and implement innovative applications in the sector.

The corporate structure is also changed and the entry of two new shareholders, Piemonte Region and Metropolitan Authority of Torino (the former Province of Torino) together with the City of Torino and GTT Spa (the urban public transport operator) transforms 5T into an “in-house providing” company, totally owned by public authorities.

The Piemonte Region assigns us two important strategic projects: the realization of a regional traffic monitoring system and on the other, the realization of an e-ticketing system for regional public transport services.

Our commitment has become total, at all levels.

In 2015, the Mobility Center of Piemonte Region came into operation, one of the most advanced implementations in Europe in terms of technology and organizational complexity. It was the first to extend traffic monitoring and supervision over an area as large as the regional one: over 36,000 kilometers of roads monitored thanks to a network of about 80 fixed stations for detecting traffic flows and to the innovative Floating Car Data technology (data from private vehicle fleets).

The data collected is integrated and processed with all the events that may affect traffic conditions and information is provided in real time to motorists travelling through “Muoversi in Piemonte” infomobility service which also includes news broadcast on local radio stations.

At the same time, in those years the BIP-Biglietto Integrato Piemonte also came into operation, the electronic ticketing system that allows, thanks to a contactless smart card, access to any public transport throughout the region. We worked to define the architecture of the system, to create the Regional Service Center, the beating heart of the BIP. The project also involved more than 70 local public transport operators, active in the area, with whom we have worked and continue to work to bring continuous innovation to the system.

The BIP is the first system of this kind in Italy and becomes the reference best practice for the other Italian regions.

The future of mobility is here.

The BIP card (Credits: 5T)