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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.
Pandemic semiconductor problems are set to shape electric vehicle battery manufacturing
Pandemic semiconductor problems are set to shape electric vehicle battery manufacturing
With buyers facing unusually long delays between ordering and receiving new cars, car manufacturers are pivoting to make key components, including semiconductor chips and lithium-ion batteries .
Life cycle assessments reveal electric vehicle roll out hazards
Life cycle assessments reveal electric vehicle roll out hazards
A new report by Gothenburg, Sweden-headquartered carmaker Volvo shows that electric vehicles must still overcome big environmental challenges, even as they reduce greenhouse gas emissions .
Silicon carbide (SiC) devices for the next-generation of electric vehicles
Silicon carbide (SiC) devices for the next-generation of electric vehicles
Sales of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) are increasing as consumers and automakers alike benefit from European government subsidies for electric vehicles.
Why reducing drivetrain size can make electric cars even greener
Why reducing drivetrain size can make electric cars even greener
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are starting to win market share in Europe, as consumers opt for cleaner technology and lawmakers strengthen emissions rules for automakers in a bid to bring down pollution levels.
Electric cars - Making the move from niche to mainstream
Electric cars - Making the move from niche to mainstream
Battery electric cars are slowly gaining in popularity among consumers in Europe as mainstream automakers respond to an industry-wide shift away from petrol and diesel vehicles.
Shifting to 800-volt systems: Why boosting motor power could be the key to better electric cars
Shifting to 800-volt systems: Why boosting motor power could be the key to better electric cars
Sales of electric vehicles are slowly beginning to gain traction in Europe as mainstream brands including Volkswagen, BMW, Fiat, Opel and Hyundai start to roll out battery-powered models.
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.
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 .
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.