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I miei articoli più recenti:
Active safety systems for powered two-wheelers: A systematic review– available at: https://tandfonline.com/...
Evaluating rider steering responses to an unexpected collision hazard using a motorcycle riding simulator – available at: https://sciencedirect.com/...
Dr Giovanni Savino is currently Associate Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato tipo b, art.24 L240/10 b, May 2017 to present) at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence (UNIFI). With his long-standing experience in the field of motorcycle safety, in 2016 Dr Savino was appointed ‘Motorcycle Integrated Safety Specialist’ with the Mobility and Vehicle Innovation Group (MOVING) at UNIFI. Since 2015 Dr Savino has been affiliated with the Monash University, a prestigious institution in Australia in the World's top 100 universities.
Funded project proposals
In 2013 Dr Savino was awarded a personal Marie Curie Action Grant with his research project named ABRAM (Autonomous Braking for Motorcycles, Grant n.328062) under the International Outgoing Fellowship scheme.
Dr Savino coordinated the preparation of the successful EC FP7 Marie Curie Actions project proposal MOTORIST, under the framework of the Initial Training Networks, ITN. The project was funded in 2014 with UNIFI as coordinator. Dr Savino was scientific supervisor for Work Package 1 - Rider Training, of which he was appointed Leader. WP1 involved 3 Partner Institutions, 3 Early Stage Researchers and 1 Experienced Researcher.
Dr Savino contributed in the design of the EC funded PIONEERS project and he is currently leading a research team active in field experiments exploring the feasibility of new rider assistance systems for motorcyclists.
After graduation, in 2007 Giovanni Savino worked for his PhD in the research team of the EC funded collaborative project PISa (Powered two wheeler Integrated Safety). He took part in the scientific and technical decisions, co-authoring 12 out of 33 project reports. In the PISa, he conducted his research in collaboration with qualified partners in the automotive field, including TNO (The Netherlands), Ibeo Sick (Germany), LMU Munich University (Germany), Transportation Research Laboratory (UK), and Vehicle Safety Research Centre (UK). After that experience, he took part in other European projects for the development of innovative safety technologies for motorcycles, including APSN, Mymosa, SafeRider and 2BeSafe.
As a PostDoc researcher, Dr Savino was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship with his project proposal ABRAM (autonomous braking of motorcycles). He worked for two years at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) (June 2013 - March 2015). MUARC is recognised internationally as a leading research centre in the field of road safety and has an excellent track record in projects dealing with the evaluation of safety technologies for vehicles. At Monash, Dr Savino established fruitful collaborations with the “Human Factors in Transportation Systems” team, and the “In-Depth Crash Investigations and Traffic Regulations” team. In particular, he worked with Prof Michael Lenné, Associate Prof Michael Fitzharris, and Associate Prof Brian Fildes. Importantly, during this project Dr Savino designed, implemented and tested his first concept of a realistic, low-cost motorcycle riding simulator starting from the advanced car driving simulator already available at MUARC. In his broad-range investigation, he collaborated with other important institutions active in the road safety field in Australia, including NeuRA (University of New South Wales), the University of Adelaide, Bosch Australia, the Government-owned Traffic Accident Commission, TAC. Proofs of the collaborations and findings are the many joint publications produced in that period.
Back at the University of Florence, since 2015 Dr Savino was leader of Work Package 1 – Rider training in the Marie Curie project ‘Motorist’, a European network of 13 PhD students conducting their research in the field of motorcycle safety. Importantly, in this project Dr Savino collaborated with the team of the partner institution Siemens for the development of an advanced motorcycle riding simulator. Concerning broader networking on road safety in Europe, Dr Savino had an active role in the early conception of a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) proposal for cooperation on motorcycle safety titled ‘Scientific and technical innovations for safer Powered Two Wheelers (Safer2Wheelers)’. The proposal, coordinated by the University of Florence, was then funded in 2014. Safe2Wheerlers includes more than 60 participants from 20 countries and Dr Savino is active member of two working groups: WG2 – Rider Behaviour, and WG4 – Technical solutions: primary and secondary safety.
Broad-ranging experience in developing intelligent systems for vehicles. Remarkable examples are the following: adaptive headlight for the EC funded Saferider project; decision logic of the integrated safety system for the demonstrator motorbike of the EC funded PISa project; automatic emergency braking system for the EC funded ABRAM project; electronic braking trainer for motorbikes.
Considerable experience in evaluating the effects of innovative vehicle safety technologies, with a focus on autonomous emergency braking for motorcycles.
Extensive experience in experimental activities and field trials. Documented examples are the following: evaluation of the realism of a motorcycle riding simulator with counter steering approach (ABRAM project); evaluation of rider’s braking performance; validation of a model that predicts the capabilities of a motorcycle to avoid an obstacle (PISa project; field trials with human subjects to investigate rider’s reactions during unexpected deceleration events (ABRAM project).
Working experience in road crash investigations and reconstructions: co-investigator of the In-Safe crash database in Florence, Italy; crash review panel member of the Austroads motorcycle crash study conducted in New South Wales, Australia; invited expert panel member of the Enhanced Investigation Study conducted in Victoria, Australia.
Practical understanding of human factors and man-machine interface gained while working in the Human Factors group of MUARC.
Publications and patents
Dr Savino authored 21 documents indexed in Scopus, (11 of them as first author) with 120 citations and H index of 7. These documents include 17 international journal papers, 3 indexed conference proceedings and one book chapter. In addition, Dr Savino published his work at major conferences in the field of vehicle safety across the globe, presenting at many of them, including: International Conference on Driver Behaviour and Training (Paris 2011), Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference (ESV) (Gothenburg, Sweden 2015), IFZ International Motorcycle Conference (Cologne, Germany 2010, 2012, Orlando, US, 2013), Australasian Road Safety Conference (Melbourne, Australia, 2014), IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (Seoul, Korea, 2015), Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (Hawaii, US, 2016).
Co-authored the patent titled “Road tracking illuminating device for motorised tilting vehicles” (Application No. IT2008PD0020720080711) filed in 2008 and granted in Italy in 2011 (No. 0001391142).
Additional information in brief
- Associate Editor for Traffic Injury Prevention (Taylor & Francis), Q1 in Safety Research.
- Adjunct Research Associate with Monash University Accident Research Centre.
- Member of the Australasian College of Road Safety.
Enthusiastic road vehicle safety researcher.
Giovanni has been active with his research on motorcycle safety for about fourteen years. Grateful to the invaluable experience built in the international research teams of EC funded projects, as well as to his ongoing collaborations in Europe, Australia, and US, Giovanni has worked hard with the ambition to develop a multidisciplinary profile to address the challenges of motorcycling safety.His main research stream deals with the exploration of the applicability and potential effectiveness of new safety technologies for powered two wheelers. In that regards, he is currently leading a research team involved in field experiments in the EC funded project PIONEERS. He was also part of the team of the MOTORIST project under the scheme of Marie Curie Actions, working on innovative solutions for rider training and motorcycle riding simulators.
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