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Going Green: Nottingham's hi-tech transport becomes EU model
Going Green: Nottingham's hi-tech transport becomes EU model Nottingham is famous for the legend of Robin Hood and lace-making. But it’s also helping to revolutionise how we get around.
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 .
Dr Robin Hickman: “To lower  CO2 emissions, act across policy areas, vehicle technologies and behaviours.”
Dr Robin Hickman: “To lower CO2 emissions, act across policy areas, vehicle technologies and behaviours.” You and colleagues have done research suggesting different ways to lower CO2 emissions in the transport sector.  What are the greatest challenges? We made the point that you have to act across a number of policy areas, including vehicle technologies and also travel behaviours.
The Plastic Trailer: a green revolution in transport
The Plastic Trailer: a green revolution in transport The new composite material contains double the volume of glass fibres compared to common composites and thus is extremely stabile.
Prof. Kypros Pilakoutas: “An economic, long lasting and energy efficient material”
Prof. Kypros Pilakoutas: “An economic, long lasting and energy efficient material” There are 5 582 000 kilometres of road network in the European Union that have to be kept up. A never ending task regarding the damages caused annually. Repairing potholes, car ruts and cracks disturbs the flow of traffic.
Recycled Streets
Recycled Streets Extremely hot or cold periods are a serious problem to road surfaces: many cracks, potholes and car ruts are the consequence.
The Connected Traveller
The Connected Traveller The idea is that all vehicles and road infrastructure such as road signs, parking spaces or tolling stations will communicate with each other to create and share new kind of travel and traffic information.