Nevio Di Giusto
CEO – FIAT Research Center & Elasis
Speaks at ID WORLD on Wireless Identification
Nevio Di Giusto is the President & CEO of Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. and of Elasis S.C.p.A., the main players of Research and Innovation inside Fiat Group.
He obtained a degree in Aeronautics Engineering from the Politecnico of Turin and developed his career joining Fiat in 1978 as project engineer in the Product Engineering Department.
He was given positions of increasing responsibility in Fiat Auto Vehicle Development and Testing.
In 1992 he was nominated responsible of the Style and Design Department for Fiat, Alfa and Lancia and of the Models Development Department.
In 1997 he was nominated director of the Platforms Development Department of Fiat Auto.
In 2001 he became director of the new R&D, Design, Product Concept Department of Fiat Auto, covering the areas of Innovation, Product, Style, Engineering, Technical-Legislative Services, Process Development Methodologies.
Since 2004 he is President & CEO of ELASIS and since December 2005 he is also President & CEO of Centro Ricerche Fiat.
Since 2005 he is the President of the Fiat Directors Group.
In 2007 he was nominated Vice President for Research and Innovation of the Industrialists’ Union of Naples.
“Reducing the impact of city mobility”
Satisfying the growing demand for mobility, while reducing the impact a vehicle can have on society and the environment throughout its life cycle, is a strategic necessity.
To meet this objective, the Fiat Group’s researchers are focused on the development of innovative solutions to increase product recyclability and reduce polluting and noise emissions, traffic congestion and accidents.
But there is no one-size-fits-all solution for sustainable mobility. Rather, a combination of conventional and alternative technologies is necessary to accommodate the varying economic conditions, geography and fuel types available in different markets. The Fiat Group is therefore working to:
• optimise the ecological performance of conventional powertrains
• increase the use of alternative fuels
• develop non-conventional powertrains
• design systems to cut emissions
• develop technologies to increase energy efficiency
• engage with customers and raise their awareness of these issues
The result of these choices was the confirmation, for the third consecutive year, that Fiat has the lowest average CO2 emissions amongst the best-selling automotive brands in Europe (source: JATO Dynamics, the world’s leading provider of automotive intelligence).
Fiat is, in fact, one of the automotive brands most strongly committed to reducing the impact of transportation on the environment, offering solutions that are concrete, affordable and deployable now.
At the same time, the company is also working for the future as demonstrated by its product offering, its Research and Development programmes, initiatives for sustainable mobility developed in collaboration with public authorities and investment in new product development.
To truly make a leap of quality, the entire system – political, economic, industrial and academic – needs to share the vision and work together to face the future challenges of sustainable mobility and Fiat Group firmly believes that only an integrated approach can guarantee that effective, long-lasting results are achieved.