2nd level Specializing Master's Programme in
Digitalization and Autonomous Commercial Vehicles for a Carbon-Free Logistics (2022-2023)
 In the wake of the first edition success and enthusiasm, the 2nd level specializing Master's in Digitalization and Autonomous Commercial Vehicles for a Carbon-Free Logistics aims at providing training for young graduate apprentices who will be hired by Iveco Group for Iveco and FPT Brands.  The 2nd level Specializing Master’s programme will develop skills for the use of innovative technologies in the automotive sector, with particular focus on autonomous driving , hybrid / electric technologies applied to commercial vehicles and digitalization through vehicles connectivity and data analytics.
A project proposal for this 2nd level Specializing Master’s programme will be submitted for funding to Regione Piemonte in the framework of a specific regional call for proposals ("Apprendistato di Alta Formazione e di Ricerca - Avviso Pubblico 2022-2024 per l’individuazione e la gestione dell’offerta formativa pubblica ai sensi della Deliberazione della Giunta regionale n. 4-4372 del 22/12/2021 Approvato con Deliberazione n. 114 del 3 marzo 2022”)
In accordance with the above mentioned call for proposals:
  • selected candidates will be hired by the partner company throught a High Apprenticeship format (ex ART.45- D.Lgs 81/2015);
  • upon completion of the programme that lasts 24 month, selected candidates will attain a 2ndlevel Specializing Master’s diploma
Deadline for applications: New! October 13th 2022 at 2:00 p.m.(Italian time)
Coordinator: Prof. Ezio Spessa
Language: EnglishCost: No Cost
Format: ApprenticeshipECTS: 60
Number of participants: 13
Campus: Campus Torino Lingotto
Time schedule: From November 2022 to November 2024
Partner company:  Iveco Group S.p.a.
2030+ commercial vehicles have to meet the EU checkpoint towards the 2050 “close-to-zero emissions”, “virtually carbon-free” and “zero accident” goals. The path towards air quality improvement and noise reduction will be paved by the deployment of pure electric-mode vehicles. Their efficient and effective operations require them to be fully integrated in the energy network and system. This will be based on the pervasive employment of renewable energy associated to the overall energy eco-system efficiency aiming to address greenhouse gas reduction. Another key element to future decarbonization of the European transport system will be the availability of low-carbon renewable fuels and blending components, both liquid and gaseous e.g. those produced from biomass, or synthetic fuels using green electricity. Their production may potentially remove existing CO2 from the environment, and they may be used for chemical storage of electrical energy.  Optimized energy consumption, smart routing and predictive diagnostics will leverage on more and more sophisticated algorithms based on connected vehicle data. Safety and comfort for the Drivers will be supported by advanced telematics, real-time notifications and vocal interfaces.
A new way of optimizing energy needs of the vehicle and design efficient solutions for auxiliaries will also be needed to meet the high demanding target. On  top of this, connected automated driving is seen as one of the key technologies and major technological advancements influencing and shaping future logistics and quality of life. The main drivers for higher levels of Automated Driving are:
  • Safety:  reduce accidents caused by human errors.
  • Efficiency and environmental objectives: increase transport system efficiency, optimize fleet management and reduce time in congested traffic by new mobility solutions. Also, smoother traffic will help to decrease the energy consumption and emissions of the vehicles.
  • Comfort: enable user’s freedom for other activities when automated systems are active and provide Apps and tools to increase onboard user’s productivity.
  • Social inclusion: ensure mobility enlarging the social responsibility for any end user and for the citizen in general.
  • Accessibility: facilitate access to city centers accordingly to the e-mobility prescriptions.
This 2nd level Specializing Master’s programme focuses on all the technologies required to address such challenges in the next decade. It also digs into the new emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, digitalization and big data to create the framework for the new generation of fully-automated and connected vehicles. Beyond 10 years, the new possibilities offered by digital era of transportation will enable new concepts of “smart” vehicles, whose operation can be dynamically adapted and optimized to missions and environmental conditions, pushing efficiency and environmental friendliness of transport means beyond current paradigms. A giant innovation gap and novel skills are needed to be cover the Iveco Group challenges: it is materially impossible to face the change required by the above-mentioned challenges without breaking the silos. Working together in cross disciplinary and cross sectors teams with a co-creation approach will be a key for success.
The application period is open from July 12th toOctober 13th 2022, but during the entire application period the partner companies can contact the applicants who satisfy both the compulsory requirements and the corporate selection criteria.