June, 22nd 2017 - “Rediscovering the social value of infrastructures in the name of sustainability is the theme we intend to address in this meeting, the first under Italian Presidency”, said the Italian Ministry for Infrastructures and Transports, Graziano Delrio during his opening speech of G7 Transport Ministers meeting, now ongoing in the Italian city of Cagliari in Sardinia. “We choose this city not for being isolated from the world but for being inside the world , exploring in depth the main topic of the today’s Summit”.
"We are talking about intelligent sustainability – continues Delrio – under economic, environment and social aspect. The solution lies in new technological innovations applied to roads in the direction of automated guide and in continuing with the last meetings held in Japan and Germany. "
Downthere the full version of the speech of Italian Ministry Graziano Delrio
In the afternoon the second session “Sharing the best practices on sustainable transports”.
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Experts share best practices for sustainable transports
The second session “Sharing the best practices on sustainable transports" has brought together all the experts coming from participants countries to share good examples and solutions in the field of infrastructure and transport.
An occasion also to celebrate the best practices selected by the call for practice "Nice to meet you towards the G7”. The call registered more than 400 people; among the good practices that emerged, the 100 most valid ones have been evaluated by a scientific committee that has selected 7 to be exhibited in the G7allery. The exhibition is now open to the citizens of Cagliari, Institutions, businesses, and the delegations of the G7.
"Nice to meet you G7" has just announced “MarioWay" as the winner of the call. The project created from the mind of Mario Vigentini , is an innovative electric wheelchair for people with walking impairments. It is the first device that was born aiming to social inclusion since can be used by able and disabled people.
Marioway has the following unique features: hands-free, two-wheeled, self-balancing, ergonomic,verticalizing, electric-propelled wheelchair with a fine design and smartphone integration. Due to the mentioned features, Marioway can be easily adapted to be used by non-disabled people in big areas.