Enel X and Here help Italy track virus containment

Enel X and Here Technologies are launching the City Analytics – Mobility Map solution for Italian government agencies to analyse the impact of Covid-19 containment measures.
Detection, Monitoring & Machine Vision / April 21, 2020 1 minute Read
By David Arminas
Italy roads (© Mike Woof)
Comings and goings on Italy's roads: Enel X and Here have launched City Analytics – Mobility Map to help track Covid-19 containment measures (© Mike Woof)

Enel X, the global business line of the Enel Group, and Here, a location data and digital mapping services provider, said that the solution estimates variations in the public’s movements and kilometres travelled throughout the country.

The solution is an addition to the urban planning City Analytics suite created by Enel X for government agencies.
 
It displays anonymised and aggregated location data from connected vehicles’ sensors, navigation systems, mobile applications and government agencies.

The data processing generates four key indicators. One is the daily percentage change in the number of trips in an area, compared to a weighted average from January 2020 with aggregated regional, provincial and municipal views.

Another is the daily percentage variation in total of kilometres travelled. This is compared to a weighted average from January 2020, also with aggregated regional, provincial and municipal views.

A third key indicator is the proportion of incoming and outgoing daily trips according to the origin or the destination per region, province and municipality.

Lastly, it looks at the proportion of incoming and outgoing weekly trips according to the origin or the destination per region, province and municipality.

“Thanks to the collaboration with Here Technologies we have provided the country with an effective solution for evaluating developments in mobility flows across the territory, which can be used to plan the recovery phase,” said Francesco Venturini, head of Enel X.
 
“Together with Enel X, we hope to help the country contain and control the spread of the coronavirus while protecting the privacy of Italians,” said Edzard Overbeek, Here chief executive.
 
Government bodies and the Civil Protection Department can access the data on the Enel X YoUrban portal for free until May 31.

The available information can be used to identify areas that need more support in the implementation of these measures and analyse the gradual return to normalcy in a data-driven way, once the pandemic is over.
 
The companies said that the public will be able to access the data about daily mobility flows. They can do this through the dashboard on the Enel X website and "actively support local governments during this challenging period for Italy".

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