Thee-mobility sector lights up San Pier Niceto, thanks to the event organized by Formula 3, at the Simone Gatto company, during which the new BMW iX was presented.

The meeting, last Nov. 27, marks the onset of a journey that will lead to the disruption of the mindset that characterizes mobility. A day, on Saturday, in which TMR had the opportunity to illustrate youMove, as a fleet management and sharing platform with Maas capabilities, which aims to accompany the transformation of the mobility system.

The event, which provided a hands-on experience of the best green mobility solutions, shows the significant growth opportunities for the entire electric supply chain. “Of course, we are not just talking about cars,” Pietro Terranova stressed, “but the cornerstones of this turnaround are: sustainability, green and sharing economy.”

BMW’s first electric SUV marks a breakthrough in sustainable mobility. The massive lines and refined details make, of the latest addition to the Helix’s house, a real jewel of design, all environmentally friendly.

“Today the latest addition to BMW was presented,” said Giacomo Caselli, CEO of Formula 3 Group, “it is, indeed, an electric car. The company began marketing electric vehicles in 2013 with the i3, a thoroughly up-to-date car composed of 95 percent recyclable material like the iX. These are two products designed and built with electric only in mind, with all the advantages that come with very advanced technology. It is a pleasure to be in and offers the possibility of traveling medium to long distances in absolute autonomy, about 400 km, recharging once. In addition, 350 kW charging stations will be installed on major roadways throughout Europe, allowing 80 percent of the battery to be recharged in forty minutes.”

Progressive luxury is what they call it at the Bavarian plants in Dingolfing, where the car is produced. One thing is certain, the German manufacturer’s born-electric SUV propels us into the future and opens a new era not only in terms of mobility, but also in terms of electric platform, design and technology. Also debuting with the BMW iX is the new iDrive operating system that recreates seamless integration between the car and the driver; it is called Bmw Operating System 8 and is designed with the Curved Display and verbal interaction with the Intelligent Personal Assistant in mind.

Speaking of green and the sharing economy, Pietro Terranova, TMR ‘s Head of Software, spoke at the presentation of the new iX: “We are pleased to participate in an event like this, which marks a key step in the conversion to electric. We at TMR have recently built youMove a platform that uniformly integrates a powerful fleet management tool that can manage an indefinite number of vehicles such as bikes, cars, scooters, and others not yet provided. YouMove also enables local public transport integration. This gives us the ability to create a MaaS-ready system and, thus, we are able to create a uniform and smooth travel experience for the user who can make payment from a single platform for all trips. During the lockdown, we rethought our technology, questioning the whole system we had built, making it capable of accommodating more vehicles, rewarding intermodality and focusing everything on the concept of Mobility as a Service.”

The new BMW iX represents a definitive point of no return in the current phase of the transformation to electric mobility, with the group predicting that all-electric models will account for at least half of global sales as early as 2030.

“The concept of sustainability passes through serious travel planning,” said Domenico Caminiti, director of AMAT Palermo Special Mobility Services, “planning at all levels by local governments, which must plan for movement. But it must also be followed by family-level planning to leave one’s car behind, in favor of public transportation service. The key word in transportation today could also be to ban people from driving around in their own vehicles, but this, of course, must find a viable collective transportation offer on the other side of the scale.”

Electromobility is only a starting point. There is still a long way to go, we need to identify an integrated method and new paradigms that lead us toward a new mobility, only by adopting local strategies can we develop a comprehensive urban model of sustainability.

At TMR we look to the present to design a new future: our autonomy is unlimited.