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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.
European research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus system
European research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus system
In a hotel lobby in Madrid we meet Umberto Guida. The 46-year-old works in Brussels for the International Association of Public Transport.
Tunnel Trouble
Tunnel Trouble
Whether to go for a deluge system like the one which worked wonders for the emergency services during the 2007 Burnley Tunnel fire in Melbourne, Australia, or rather opt for a water mist model spraying small droplets of about 100 micron with a low terminal velocity and a high surface to volume ratio, several European countries are rethinking fire suppression mechanisms for their tunnels.
Tracking materials for sustainability: the battery passport
Tracking materials for sustainability: the battery passport
Batteries are unanimously seen as key drivers of the energy transition .
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 .
Last mile delivery: a greener Santa Claus is coming to town
Last mile delivery: a greener Santa Claus is coming to town
What if Santa rode a four-legged robot? What looks like a sci-fi fairy tale might soon come true. Nowadays it is not reindeers that bring holiday gifts to our homes, it is most often a cumbersome, noisy and polluting van.
Credits: Photo by Andrew Gook on Unsplash
How the Covid-19 pandemic is changing urban mobility
Willingly or forced by circumstances, cities across Europe have slowly started to change their vision about urban mobility.
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.
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.
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.
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 .