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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 - 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.

Transport - 20.08.2018

Transport - Administration - 20.08.2018
Gig economy drivers and riders at heightened risk of traffic collisions
Gig economy drivers and riders at heightened risk of traffic collisions
The pressures that come with being a self-employed courier or taxi driver may significantly increase the risk of being involved in a collision, a new report by UCL finds. The majority of those surveyed - 63 per cent - are not provided with safety training on managing risks on the road. Sixty-five per cent said that they are not given any safety equipment such as a high visibility vest and over 70 per cent resort to providing their own.

Environment - Transport - 17.08.2018
Researchers Suggest "Modal Shift" in Freight Industry To Reduce Emissions
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are studying the environmental benefits of shifting the transportation of freight from highways to waterways and railways.

Environment - Transport - 17.08.2018

Health - Transport - 15.08.2018
Flying blind: How a drone can soar without using GPS
Flying blind: How a drone can soar without using GPS
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Researchers at

Transport - Event - 31.07.2018

Transport - Environment - 19.07.2018
Additional stretch of Serra Street to be closed to vehicular traffic | Stanford News
Cars will no longer be permitted on Serra Street between Galvez Street and Campus Drive East beginning July 23 as part of an ongoing effort to transform the street into a bicycle and pedestrian mall.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 06.07.2018
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch
Having set sail from France on 15 June - Global Wind Day, ESA's Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.

Environment - Transport - 13.06.2018
"In research, you need a sense of daring"
Doris Leuthard, head of Switzerland's Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, takes a hands-on approach.

Transport - 07.06.2018
UT Works with Uber and Army Research Labs on uberAIR
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will work with the U.S. Army Research Labs (ARL) and Uber Elevate to help develop new rotor techno

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 05.06.2018

Transport - Earth Sciences - 24.05.2018
New theory finds ’traffic jams’ in jet stream cause abnormal weather patterns
The sky sometimes has its limits, according to new research from two University of Chicago atmospheric scientists. A study published May 24 in Science offers an explanation for a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream, the global air currents that circle the Earth, stalls out over a region.

Computer Science / Telecom - Transport - 23.05.2018
Fleet of autonomous boats could service some cities, reducing road traffic
Fleet of autonomous boats could service some cities, reducing road traffic
The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice - where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges - may include autonomous boats that ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion. Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), have taken a step toward that future by designing a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and precise control.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 09.05.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 09.05.2018

Transport - Business / Economics - 27.04.2018
New study measures support for public transport policies in Sydney
There are high levels of support for a public bike share program and more cycle paths in inner Sydney areas, according to a new study by University of Sydney researchers.

Business / Economics - Transport - 26.04.2018
How much does infrastructure boost an economy?
How much does infrastructure boost an economy?
Before 1870, India barely had railroads. It didn't have many canals either, and only a small percentage of the population lived along the three main rivers.

Transport - Mechanical Engineering - 20.04.2018
World's largest electric truck in
World’s largest electric truck in
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in a quarry in Péry in the Bernese Jura from 20 April.

Transport - Mechanical Engineering - 20.04.2018
Start of work for the world’s largest electric truck
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 05.04.2018
Space telescope CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern
Space telescope CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern
Construction of the space telescope CHEOPS is finished. The engineers from the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern will package the instrument this week and send it to Madrid, where it will be integrated on the satellite platform.

Transport - Environment - 27.03.2018
Good Traffic Estimates Today Can Create Better Roads for Tomorrow
Carnegie Mellon University's Zhen (Sean) Qian, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering , is driving to make a smoother road for urban planners by creating more accurate ways to estimate traffic conditions.