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Transport - Environment - 15.03.2019
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
For his thesis at EPFL, Fernando Simas studied how cable cars could be an appealing transportation option for city commuters, and how they could be incorporated into tomorrow's urban landscapes.

Transport - Innovation / Technology - 12.03.2019
The future of mobility is diverse
The future of mobility is diverse
Empa is presenting sustainable fuels of the future at the Petroleum Association's stand in Hall 6 of the Geneva Motor Show.

Innovation / Technology - Transport - 12.03.2019
The future of mobility is manifold
The future of mobility is manifold
Empa is presenting sustainable fuels of the future at the Petroleum Association's stand in Hall 6 of the Geneva Motor Show.

Transport - 12.03.2019
Driverless car project researches advances in vehicle connectivity
Driverless car project researches advances in vehicle connectivity
The £5.5m FLOURISH driverless car project has successfully completed the latest phase of its investigations into the requirements of the cyber-physical infrastructure of the future.

Transport - Business / Economics - 11.03.2019
New road pricing system needed after years of political neglect
Sydney's chronic traffic congestion results from "political neglect" and can only be solved by a radical new system of charges for road usage, according to a leading researcher at the University of Sydney Business School.

Transport - Microtechnics - 01.03.2019
Drone Delivery Research Picks Up
Department of Energy funds interdisciplinary project studying implications of the future of autonomous robots In the future, fleets of drones may carry packages overhead while autonomous robots as small as a dog or as large as a box truck may roll along our sidewalks and streets.

Transport - Environment - 20.02.2019

Environment - Transport - 20.02.2019

Transport - 13.02.2019
New interactive website puts street safety data at your fingertips
New interactive website puts street safety data at your fingertips
As programs manager for Bike Bakersfield, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy coalition in Southern California, Asha Chandy hears scary stories all the time about bike collisions and near misses.

Environment - Transport - 11.02.2019
Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper Quad Earns LEED Gold Certification
The new home for the Tepper School of Business was recognized for limiting its environmental impact in construction and operations.

Transport - 24.01.2019

Transport - 10.01.2019

Microtechnics - Transport - 09.01.2019
NREC Building Its Largest Robot
Massive machine will use automated system to protect Mighty Mississippi with concrete mats A yellow, steel structure constructed this fall in front of Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics E

Transport - 08.01.2019
Flying while blind
I am not only an experienced traveler; I am an experienced blind person. "But what about me?" Those words were spoken by a man sitting next to me on an airplane.

Environment - Transport - 13.12.2018
Stanford's General Use Permit application reaches major milestone
Stanford’s General Use Permit application reaches major milestone
Santa Clara County has issued a final environmental impact report confirming earlier analysis that the land use permit is an environmentally sustainable and responsible plan.

Transport - Careers / Employment - 10.12.2018
Q&A: Will New York's Lyft, Uber driver salary changes spread?
Q&A: Will New York’s Lyft, Uber driver salary changes spread?
Lyft, Uber and companies like them have rewritten what transportation looks like in the 21st century. They've been living in a four-wheeled wild west, though, without many restrictions on what they do and how they do it. A new set of rules came into being last week in New York when the city adopted recommendations put forth by Michael Reich, professor of economics and chair, center on wage and employment dynamics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley, and James Parrott, an economist at The New School in New York.

Transport - 10.12.2018

Transport - 10.12.2018
Reserve your driving time to reduce traffic congestion
For his thesis, EPFL PhD student Raphaël Lamotte studied rush-hour traffic congestion. He suggests implementing a system whereby commuters reserve time on a special traffic lane - like booking a seat on a flight - to help cities accommodate a growing number of car-sharing programs and, eventually, self-driving cars.

Transport - 06.12.2018
Research Drives Economic Case for Electric Semi-Trucks
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say the time has come to start investing in electric semi-trailer trucks.

Transport - 05.12.2018
EPFL part of Europe's largest research initiative on urban mobility
The MOBiLus consortium, made up of nearly 50 organizations including EPFL, has just won major EU financing to study new approaches to urban transportation.

Transport - Innovation / Technology - 04.12.2018
£11.15m grant secured to pilot driverless taxis in London
The University of Nottingham is part of a major new government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis around parts of London.

Transport - Innovation / Technology - 29.11.2018
Startup founded by MIT alumnus unveils electric vehicles for the future
Startup founded by MIT alumnus unveils electric vehicles for the future
Rivian Automotive is showing off its first products at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

Innovation / Technology - Transport - 28.11.2018
PopSci Recognizes Wheel-Track With "Best of What’s New" Award
A wheel that can transform into a triangular track, developed by Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is a winner of a Popular Science "Best of What's New" Award for 2018.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 23.11.2018
Focus on Vega developments
Focus on Vega developments
ESA Space Transportation Launch vehicles Europe's Spaceport New Technologies Space Rider 23 November 2018 Vega is proving its reliability.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 21.11.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Transport - 20.11.2018
Industrial coatings: the next generation
Industrial coatings: the next generation
Industry representatives met at Empa's Thun campus last week to get information on the latest high-tech trends in industrial coatings. The partnership with the Hightech Zentrum Aargau strengthens the transfer of knowledge from research to companies. The joint technology briefing of Empa and the Hightech Zentrum Aargau on 14 November in Thun was fully booked with 80 participants.

Computer Science / Telecom - Transport - 16.11.2018
Get rid of sweat at the push of a button
Get rid of sweat at the push of a button
The Swiss sportswear manufacturer KJUS presented the world's first ski jacket with an integrated electronic user-controlled membrane on November 15.

Transport - 26.10.2018
Is it time to rename Oakland International Airport for Berkeley alumna Maggie Gee?
Is it time to rename Oakland International Airport for Berkeley alumna Maggie Gee?
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Maggie Gee’s future was mapped out for her when she entered UC Berkeley as a freshman in the fall of 1941.

Transport - 26.10.2018
Is it time to rename Oakland International Airport for alumna Maggie Gee?
Is it time to rename Oakland International Airport for alumna Maggie Gee?
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Maggie Gee's future was mapped out for her when she entered UC Berkeley as a freshman in the fall of 1941.

Business / Economics - Transport - 10.10.2018
Location, location, location: researchers develop model to predict retail failure | University of Cambridge
Location, location, location: researchers develop model to predict retail failure | University of Cambridge
Researchers have used a combination of location and transport data to predict the likelihood that a given retail business will succeed or fail.  One of the most important questions for any new business is the amount of demand it will receive. Krittika D'Silva from ten different cities around the world, the researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have developed a model that can predict with 80% accuracy whether a new business will fail within six months.

Transport - 08.10.2018
Additive Manufacturing summit
Empa underscores its leading role in the exchange of knowledge in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM).

Transport - 03.10.2018
Three-minute thesis testing tomorrow’s transport
A possible solution to traffic congestion will be the focus of a University of Queensland PhD student's entry in an international Three Minute Thesis competition in China.

Transport - 26.09.2018
Smart transportation systems need smart governance
Two EPFL researchers have just published a book highlighting the need for cities to adopt adequate governance mechanisms for their transportation systems.

Innovation / Technology - Transport - 24.09.2018

Transport - 19.09.2018
The truck of the future
The truck of the future
Trucks will remain essential to cargo transport in the upcoming decades.

Transport - 06.09.2018
Supporting brace for historical steel bridges
Supporting brace for historical steel bridges
Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures. A railway bridge in Switzerland and a road bridge in Australia have already been reinforced successfully. Many historical bridges could follow. «Partners in crime» are specialists for steel fatigue at EPFL.

Transport - 06.09.2018
An algorithm calculates the best way to visit 26 cantons in 24 hours
An algorithm calculates the best way to visit 26 cantons in 24 hours
A team of EPFL students will take part in the Swiss Train Challenge this Friday. The goal is to set foot in each of Switzerland's 26 cantons in less than 24 hours - relying solely on the country's public transport network.

Transport - 05.09.2018
How to get good data about human trafficking
Stanford's researchers have created resources about data gathering for people working in the anti-human trafficking field, including best practices about getting responsible and reliable data when working with hidden and vulnerable populations.

Innovation / Technology - Transport - 21.08.2018
Making roads safer in an age of self-driving vehicles and smart cities
A £1.7m project, funded by Innovate UK, has developed smart technologies to help driverless vehicles connect and communicate with each other and their surroundings to reduce collisions and traffic jams. The two-year i-Motors* project - partnered by innovative digital technology firm, Control F1 (now part of the Intercept IP Group) and the University of Nottingham - produced a mobile platform for data transfer and storage by vehicles from different manufacturers.