Google helps TIM enable smart mobility

  • January 3, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Italian mobile operator TIM is working with Google Cloud on a mobility platform as part of its smart-city development activities.

Launched in Italy, it enables smart mobility on TIM’s edge cloud 5G technology.

The innovation will make it possible to develop applications dedicated to connected cars, smart mobility and other digital services.

The platform combines the Google distributed cloud virtual software with TIM’s telco cloud infrastructure and 5G mobile network, ensuring high-performance connectivity, flexibility in the configuration of applications, and security standards to uphold privacy requirements.

With this, TIM and Google Cloud intend to provide technological levers to public administration, companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups to accelerate digital transformation in the country.

The project uses TIM’s 5G network in the Bologna and Modena area and will allow Masa (Modena Automotive Smart Area) and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia to test technologies for self-driving and assisted cars, as well as applications for cloud mobility, which requires dynamic and secure communications between vehicles and the road infrastructure and integration with smart-city systems.

The initiative is part of the smart-city development activities that TIM Enterprise – the new business unit of the group dedicated to companies and public administration – is creating with TIM Urban Genius, a virtual control room equipped with digital technologies that offers a sustainable smart-city model that has already been adopted in various cities.