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E-ink panels and blockchain-based services: new smart mobility tools tested in Spain
E-ink panels and blockchain-based services: new smart mobility tools tested in Spain
Real-time information about public transport is critical in allowing a responsible choice of a wide range of transport modes, thus reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions in urban areas.
Hydrogen cars with zero emissions at the tailpipe, ready to spread widely
Hydrogen cars with zero emissions at the tailpipe, ready to spread widely
Transport is the main source of greenhouse gas emissions and a serious contributor to global warming . Road vehicles in particular are responsible for a large proportion of urban air pollution.
Could the roads of the future be bio-based?
Could the roads of the future be bio-based?
Every year the EU produces around 15 million tonnes of bitumen . Most of this is mixed with aggregates such as crushed rock, sand and gravel to create asphalt – the sticky bitumen binds it all together – to build roads.
Towards the next generation of electric vehicles
Towards the next generation of electric vehicles
Electric vehicles (EVs) have made huge strides in reliability and durability since they were first introduced, and sales figures from across Europe show they’re more popular than ever before.
Bike, bus, metro, foot: going intermodal
Bike, bus, metro, foot: going intermodal
Global transport accounts for almost one quarter of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, and the proportion is rising.
Bikes beat traffic
Bikes beat traffic
Cycling in busy cities can be very dangerous. According to the World Health Organization 54% of traffic-related death are among pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.
Electric cars: current trends make for a shocking change
Electric cars: current trends make for a shocking change
Electric cars are rapidly moving from the periphery of the automotive sector in the European Union to the mainstream.
Smart city platform to monitor electric mobility
Smart city platform to monitor electric mobility
Low-carbon mobility is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In Valladolid, Spain, hybrid buses use electricity in the city centre and are connected to a smart city platform which monitors how often they charge and how much.
Electric mobility: opportunities and challenges
Electric mobility: opportunities and challenges
Greenhouse gases decreased by 23% between 1990 and 2016, said the third report on the state of the “Energy Union”, which tracks the EU's transition to a low-carbon society.
How can smart cities finance their transformation?
How can smart cities finance their transformation?
Local governments in Europe are notoriously risk averse, city council officials and industry leaders won’t hesitate to tell you.
Cities: how smart strategies can turn into effective action plans
Cities: how smart strategies can turn into effective action plans
When Justin Bieber made his way to Stockholm in September 2016, city officials hardly expected the tween heartthrob to pave the way for sustainable urban policy .
“DiplomaCity”- Learning networks of cities for a sustainable future
“DiplomaCity”- Learning networks of cities for a sustainable future
Fittingly, for an author who argues that connectivity is the key driver of growth in the modern age, Parag Khanna seems to have ties all over the world, and roots in many of the largest urban centres. ...
A smart city means an inclusive city
A smart city means an inclusive city
Like every year, December 3 will be a United Nations sanctioned International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) . The aim is to increase public awareness of the conditions of disabled people and, at the same time, to celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Airbags for ships save lives, environment and cargo
Airbags for ships save lives, environment and cargo
When a ship runs aground, or two vessels crash into each other, the damaged one may lose its stability, or worse, sink. But imagine if after a ship accident, balloons popped up like car airbags to keep the disabled vessel upright and afloat .
When air quality governs traffic management
When air quality governs traffic management
Poor air quality costs Europe more than €700 million per year, in health expenditures and loss of economic performance, according to official EU sources.
Grass as the new biofuel
Grass as the new biofuel
Grass could be used to produce biofuels. The advantage of using grass crops is that they can be grown in marginal lands that would otherwise not be used .
How soon could car seats enter the 3D comfort zone?
How soon could car seats enter the 3D comfort zone?
Vehicles seats are normally made of polyurethane foam, a thick material that is expensive to recycle and ends up in dumping sites or being incinerated.
Transparent Electronics
Transparent Electronics
In the MULTIFLEXIOXIDES project scientist have developed new cost-efficient, long lasting, light, flexible and transparent devices which can display information directly on the windscreen.
Eco-friendly trains with hybrid energy storage
Eco-friendly trains with hybrid energy storage
Hydro-mechanical diesel multiple units (DMUs), multiple unit trains powered by diesel engines, are needed in regional traffic.
Nano Powered Cars
Nano Powered Cars
In the last five years 25 European research institutions have joint forces to develop a rechargeable battery which uses lithium nano-particles.
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