Giovanni received his Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence in April 2006 with a thesis titled "Development of a Demonstrator of an Adaptive Lighting System for Powered Two Wheelers".
In January 2007 he started working as a researcher at the Centre for Innovation and Safety of Powered-two-wheelers (CISAP), University of Florence, Italy.
In March 2010 he achieved his PhD with a thesis titled "Development of the Autonomous Braking for Powered Two Wheeler Application."
Giovanni was involved in a number of International research collaborations and in particular EC funded projects PISa and Saferider.
His main research interests are the development and validation of motorcycle safety technologies.