ITS Umbria Academy announces partnership with Rightware and ART SPA for the creation of a Kanzi Learning Lab
Passignano sul Trasimeno, 28 November 2022
ITS Umbria Academy has signed an important partnership with Rightware, a Finnish software company, and ART SPA, an Italian automotive infotainment manufacturer, to develop the institute’s training programs.
The first implementation stage of this project focuses on creating HMIs with the Kanzi One development environment, specifically for the automotive sector. To support this mission, Rightware granted ITS Umbria software licenses and assistance to create a tailored training program in a new Kanzi Learning Lab at LABOMEC, the mechatronics laboratory of ITS Umbria in Foligno.
Thanks to didactic co-design, the lectures and technical assistance provided by ART allowed ITS students to follow a training course delivered according to the typical approach of the application didactics of the Higher Technological Institutes, which envisages close cooperation between schools and the business world.
ITS students thus had the opportunity to participate in the realization of advanced research projects, learning basic concepts related to key practices in UI Design/Interaction, which constitute a focal point for collaborative study and research with the automotive industry in the area of user interface design and development.
The ITS Umbria class involved in the project showed great appreciation for the project, with positive feedback from the students who recognized and highlighted the added value of this training experience related to the use of the industry-standard Kanzi One HMI tool. These skills will prove to be a very useful resource for their professional development in the working world.
Thanks to the success of this first training experience and the advanced stage of implementation of the Kanzi Learning Lab at LABOMEC, ITS Umbria Academy, in agreement with Rightware and ART, intend to continue the program of collaboration, to give continuity and further impetus to the educational models implemented by ITS Umbria Academy, in this case, in the mechatronic and digital fields.
ITS Umbria is a post-diploma academy in applied sciences and technologies promoted by the Ministry of Education and the Umbria Region, along with the main companies in the area. At the end of the two-year program, through a modern and practical educational system aimed at technological innovation, it offers its students a very high level of employment opportunities.
Founded in the early 2000s and based in the evocative Villa del Pischiello in Passignano sul Trasimeno, ART is today one of Italy’s leading suppliers of connected infotainment systems and digital cockpits for luxury sports cars. ART combines skills and professionalism to innovate and produce systems with high technological content, thus providing customized and unique solutions. The company counts among its customers the main Italian and international manufacturers of super sports cars, who recognize the Umbrian company’s excellent technical and technological skills, combined with a very high level of customer care. With around 200 employees and a turnover of over 35 million Euros, ART represents a Made in Italy
Rightware is the pioneering provider of automotive graphics software tools and services. We are uniquely positioned, with a heritage in gaming, graphics, and UI development, and with a dedicated focus on the automotive industry. We help automakers become highly efficient and creative with no limits. With Kanzi, the traditional HMI is transformed into a real Signature UI. Rightware is headquartered in Finland and has a presence in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, UK, and USA. As a ThunderSoft company, our combined skills and assets allow us to deliver fully integrated HMI solutions, engineering support, and design services. Kanzi is the market-leading automotive UI tool, trusted by over 50 automotive brands across the globe.
ART SKILL ACADEMY: A space where corporate culture flourishes.
ART is a fast-growing company, and in the last three years alone it has seen a doubling of its workforce. This has highlighted the need to adopt a new approach towards the continuous development of People.
In this brief interview with Emanuela Bernardini Head of Organization Development and
Andrea Narciso Head of Innovation Department, let’s explore the project ART SKILL ACADEMY.
1- What is the project ART Skill Academy?
Rather than a project, we will call it a journey: a journey that has lead us a long way from its beginnings and that is now beginning to bear fruit. In the last three years our company has seen an exponential increase in personnel, which, combined with the changing environment in which we live, is making it necessary to develop certain best-practices including the need for lifelong learning. Today more than ever, it is not only professional qualifications that are important, but increasingly, the human qualities that make us act as a cohesive and united team.
ART SKILL ACADEMY has as its primary objective to train People to deal with uncertainty and complexity. ART is experiencing a moment of development and transformation, which will also affect the work organization model. In order to make this growth sustainable for everyone, ART is providing its People with a space and a place where they can meet and grow also through the exchange and integration of diversity.
2- Who is the initiative aimed at?
All of us ART employees, the particularity of this initiative is precisely that it seeks to involve as many people as possible. We have always believed in the need to create a space where people can meet andgrow, and this initiative is relevant to ART but above all to the people who populate it. We seek to provide those tools that allow the individual to grow
and then make our orga
nization stronger and more adaptive to the changes that are our constant.
3- What courses are planned?
Academy has two souls, the technical soul (Tech ART) and the human soul (Human ART). The technical experience is aimed at sharing not only what we do and how we do it, but also why we do it: the essence of doing in ART. The human experience is aimed at the Person, it is designed to make the culture that binds us as a team flourish. The Human catalogue is already structured, it includes 11 courses, one of which has been chosen by the company for everyone: “Proactive Mindset – Training for uncertainty and complexity”.
4- What are the benefits a person can gain from participating in the various courses?
This, we believe, is the question we feel happiest to answer. We hope and, we firmly believe, that participation in these initiatives is a first step towards the cultural changes that needs to be promoted in ART and that can be fostered by internalizing the concept of shared responsibility and the culture of error. Strengthening the workforce to consolidate the company’s solidity, a path that has people at its heart and, first and foremost, the quality of their lives. A company is neither better nor worse than those who work in it, it is an act of responsibility towards our community.
ART grazie alla partecipazione al bando POR FESR 2014-2020 Asse III Az. 3.4.1. Avviso investimenti innovativi 2019 Titolo del progetto: Innovazione nel processo di industrializzazione di centraline elettroniche si è dotata di una camera anecoica.
ART thanks to the participation at POR FESR 2014-2020 Asse III Az. 3.4.1. Innovative investments notice 2019 Project title: Innovation in the industrialization process of electronic control units is equipped with an anechoic chamber.
08 Oct 2019
Press release: NXP and ART Turbocharge a Completely Immersive Infotainment Experience in Luxury Sports Cars
ART is designing its ARTIST 8 Development platform with NXP’s i.MX 8QuadMax to create ultra-intuitive infotainment systems for luxury sports cars known for speed, power, and exclusivity;
The NXP i.MX 8QuadMax applications processor enables secure domain partitioning, unique deployment of multi-OS platforms on a single processor, and advanced automotive dashboard graphics, including infotainment visuals, instrument clusters, heads-up displays, and four independent screens;
The i.MX 8QuadMax powering the ARTIST 8 Infotainment system from ART is scheduled to be included in 2021 vehicle production.
MATE: GUARANTEED QUALITY WITH ISO/IEC 17025:2017 COMPLIANCE
Last June, MATE was recognised for having achieved compliance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for vibration and shock testing.
Mate, a company of ART group, has grown very much in the past four years. Stefano Marchetti, the company’s managing director, knows this well and has made fundamental contributions towards the company affirming itself as a “small but big” rising star born between Umbria and Tuscany; a company and a team which distinguish themselves not only for technical know how but also for problem solving ability, as well as organisational skills and order, which are all fundamental aspects in the field of testing and technical trials.
As a crowning moment for the growth of the company, Accredia – the Italian entity for accreditation- accredited Mate as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant laboratory for vibration and shock testing. This enables the company to offer clients an extremely high level of quality both during the testing process as well as in the accuracy of the values that result from testing, guaranteeing maximum reliability even at the international level. Specifically, compliance with the standard indicates that the measurement of uncertainty specific to a laboratory for a certain test be contained within the values required by the method of testing. In MATE’s case, for instance, 10% on the value of acceleration.
As we all know, however, exams never end in life! In six months Accredia will evaluate MATE again. Meanwhile, the company is assessing how to reinforce the structure dedicated to this kind of activity, while the number of certified tests will be enhanced, as next year accreditation for Climate testing is expected.
MATE therefore becomes a complementary asset towards the verticalization of ART, an accredited testing laboratory at the service of clients from two markets especially: automotive and aerospace, where certifications of this kind are fundamental towards the recognition of high quality work.
08 Mar 2019
eCockpit innovative solution
ART had the
pleasure to participate to Embedded World 2019 as guests in NXP booth, to
present an eCockpit solution based on i.MX8 QuadMax System-on-Chip.
leveraged i.MX8 HW resource partitioning capabilities to run infotainment and
instrument cluster functions as separate environments on the same processor,
without using any SW supervisor. At the same time, we showed how these
functions can be merged together in order to provide a smooth experience for
the car occupants.
to NXP for hosting us – keep up the great work!n
06 Dec 2018
ART SpA – A-Spice University of Perugia Seminary
Yesterday we had the honor and the pleasure to hold a seminar on the evolution of the penetration of electronic systems and software in the automotive market and on the need of a methodologies of Automotive -Spice compliant processes in order to ensure quality and reliability of the products and the satisfaction the customers needs.
We want to thank all the students and teachers who participated for the commitment and the interest shown and for the hospitality.
27 Nov 2018
CAr coNnectivity and Augmented RealitYIndicare
Car coNnectivity and Augmented RealitYIndicare, is the new project that ART Spa is developing with the support of the region of umbria thanks to the call for bids POR FESR 2014-2020 Axis I. Activity1.2.2 Call for bids for the support of complex research and development projects
Today we had the honor of welcome, in our Pischiello facilities, to Astronaut Paolo Nespoli
today we had the honor of welcome, in our Pischiello facilities, to astronaut Paolo Nespoli; it was a great opportunity for a technical and human meeting thank to hanks to his engeneer skills and to his life experience.
we talk also about “fear”, astronaut Nespoli says:
” Fear is the feeling that is generated from what we don’t know, that have many imprevist some of that could generate which situations that our brain considering dangerous; we win the fear with study and training session in order to learn how manage risk and emergency situation; in practice we are able to deal with complications and contingencies, going to react in the best way by addressing, fixing or containing the problem. ”
we showed him also our aerospace and avionic advanced electronics telemetry systems, that was used for Vega and ExoMars projects;
100% Italian technology that is made between Milan, Torrita di Siena and Passignano sul Trasimeno.
07 Jun 2018
EIGHTY IS NOT ENOUGH
SAVE THE DATE 17 & 18 June
EIGHTY IS NOT ENOUGH
Eighty years hasn’t been enough to realise all of my dreams, but I will give everything to do so in the coming years, because “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” and I certainly don’t intend to fly away.
For the location of this meeting I have chosen Il Pischiello, which is the headquarters of our company, ART, and the cradle and home of my project, in the heart of my Umbria, a link between history and the future.
I would like to invite you to celebrate this milestone with me on 17th and 18th June, and to share details of future projects.
Passignano sul Trasimeno, 18 maggio 2018
The events will be held in the ancient village of Il Pischiello, at Passignano sul Trasimeno
Sunday 17th June 2018 – Family Day – at 11:30
Welcome speech, tour of the company and friendly buffet for us all to celebrate together the ten years since we came to Il Pischiello.
Monday 18th June 2018 – at 11:30
Welcome speech, tour of the company and friendly buffet for us all to celebrate my first 80 years
R.S.V.P. by 30th May 2018
08 Apr 2018
ART redoubles its commitment in the world of motorcycle races
ART redoubles its efforts in the world of motorcycle races; presentation of the new team which will compete in the SuperSport 300 and Italy’s CIV championships.
There follows part of the official press release issued by #TeamTrasimeno
“The presentation of the 2018 sports programme took place on Saturday 24th, at our new Magione offices
The evening was hosted by television presenter and producer Marco Cerbella, who announced a project of his that will involve us directly, a kind of diary of our sporting story. All our riders and drivers were presented to a large, attentive group of guests and we confirmed that we would take part exclusively in the 300 Supersport category.
Luca BERNARDI, the 16 year old from San Marino, will defend his Italian championship in the CIV category and will head our team in the World Championship alongside Holland’s Joep OVERBAKE, who was unable to attend and was the evening’s only absentee. Competing with Bernardi in the Italian CIV Championship will be Omar BONOLI, the 15-year old from Lugo di Ravenna and the Australian Reid BATTYE, who is also 15.
Team Manager Moreno BACCHINI is convinced that he has put together one of the youngest and best teams in the championship.”
14 Dec 2017
ART meets people who are about to graduate to discuss the future of the automotive sector
ART meets students on an evening to look in greater detail at some areas of technological research in the automotive sector! Check the following leaflet and book your place at the event now.
14,00 – Registration
14,30 – General Session
Welcome (10 minutes)
Company Presentation and Business lines (20 minutes)
Recruitment Methods (20 minutes)
Working at ART (10 minutes)
Q&A (All) (10 minuts)
16,00 – Technical Session
Big data and augmented reality in the automotive sector (15 minutes)
Presentation of ART innovation and research projects on connected cars & augmented reality
ART infotainment platforms (20 minutes in all)
Q&A (All) (10 minutes)
DATE AND TIMES
Thursday 14th December 2017, 14:00 to 16:30
Aula Magna – Department of Mathematics and Computing – University of Perugia
1 Via Luigi Vanvitelli, 06123 Perugia
18 Jul 2016
ART SpA, the most advanced technology immersed in the greenery of Umbria
Excellent in day to day work, innovative and winning in always tackling the most complex and multi-faceted technological requests which the development of services-products brings with it. All ART’s energy, interest and investment is orientated at technology.
Style, passion and sensitivity, that is the very Italian touch brought by ART SpA, Advanced Solution. ART Spa is a company that has its origins in the entrepreneurial ideas of its founding shareholder and chairman, Giancarlo Luigetti. Luigetti, who is from Umbria, worked for years with Magneti Marelli, and has come a long way from his first experiences in Formula One.
Yes, because ART can currently boast of a lot of excellent creations, including: electronic systems for connectivity and user experience in the sports and luxury automotive sectors, which are also used in Formula One cars to increase safety; electronic power management systems; on-board imaging and telemetry on the Vega satellites and programme management apparatus for new digital cinema projectors; electronic systems for safety on high-speed trains.
Created with the aim of developing and producing equipment in advanced technological sectors in which quality, innovation and production processes are fundamental factors for being successful in the marketplace, ART SpA can deal with an technological challenge, thanks to a team of young professionals with a great innovative spirit.
For example the young CEO, the engineer Francesco Ortix, who on a daily basis makes available to everybody his skill, commitment and passion for his work.
Thanks to people like this, ART SpA has integrated its skills over the years and developed the reliability that today makes it a partner of reference in the international automotive, aerospace and motorsport markets. Clients who need to develop more efficient and high-performance elements find that ART technicians are valid players in engineering new and innovative solutions, not least because over 80% of our personnel have engineering degrees which effectively make it a unique manufacturing company.
So ART SpA, which specialises in data capture, transmission, memorisation and visualisation systems is a leading company in deploying high-technology electronics to meet the demands of its clients with the latest developments available on the market. Improving interaction between co-workers and clients is one of the conditions for a company to adapt to the market and to benefit from technological changes, and with a single word that means knowing how to innovate…