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Transport - Administration - 26.04.2017
Caught in the act
Caught in the act
As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traf-fic. Empa already tested currently available cars with the new method - with alarming results. By now, it's no secret: the certification requirements for cars in the EU and in Switzerland have precious little to do with the cars' actual exhaust emissions on the roads.

Transport - Computer Science - 30.01.2017
With or without a driver, vehicles are able to cooperate
With or without a driver, vehicles are able to cooperate
EPFL researchers have developed an algorithm for automated vehicles to operate in traffic alongside manually-driven vehicles.

Innovation - Transport - 23.11.2016
Fast moving walkways could move 7,000 people per hour
Fast moving walkways could move 7,000 people per hour
EPFL researchers have been studying futuristic transport solutions for car-free urban centers. They have come up with an optimal design for a network of accelerating moving walkways. Could moving walkways help people get where they want to go in cities' This is not a new idea. The first moving walkways were seen in Chicago in 1893, and seven years later they were used at the world's fair in Paris.

Transport - 07.03.2016
WiFi breadcrumbs reveal pedestrian patterns
WiFi breadcrumbs reveal pedestrian patterns
07. By using anonymized WiFi data collected on campus, EPFL researchers were able to analyze students' motivations in a fundamental activity: eating.

Transport - 25.02.2015
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Researchers showed that by managing the access to freeway junctions and moderating the speed limit on the express lanes it is possible to reduce delays by over 12% across the highway system. In 30 years, traffic has more than tripled on most Swiss highways. On the A1, it even increased from 20'000 to nearly 90'000 vehicles per day, between Lausanne and Geneva.

Environment - Transport - 28.04.2014
The entire production path of
The entire production path of "solar" kerosene
With the first ever production of synthesized "solar" jet fuel, the EU-funded SOLAR-JET project has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide (CO2), therein potentially revolutionizing the future of aviation.

Transport - 27.01.2014
Managing rail disruptions more effectively
Managing rail disruptions more effectively
Commuters know only too well: the congested rail network is causing more and more incidents and delays. ETH doctoral candidate Steffen Schranil has developed a method that allows the duration of disruptions to be predicted early and reliably. Last year, the trains of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) were frequently late.