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Computer Science - Transport - 10.01.2022

Transport - Innovation - 06.01.2022
The decarbonization of long-haul transportation
The decarbonization of long-haul transportation
Researchers of the University of Münster publish study on the competitiveness of battery and fuel cell electric trucks in long-haul transportation To reach the United Nations' strategic goal of an emi

Transport - 15.12.2021
Speed limit 30 - less noise?
Speed limit 30 - less noise?
Kurt Heutschi, a senior scientist in Empa's Acoustics / Noise Control lab, explains what noise does and why we perceive sound so differently.

Transport - Computer Science - 15.12.2021
The Router in Your Home Might Be Intercepting Some of Your Internet Traffic-for a Good Reason
The router in your home might be intercepting some of your Internet traffic and sending it to a different destination.

Transport - 14.12.2021
Diagnosis during flight
Diagnosis during flight
Together with teams from England and Germany, researchers developed a monitoring system for aircraft components.

Transport - 09.12.2021
Opinion: Cycle lanes blamed for urban congestion - here's the reality
Opinion: Cycle lanes blamed for urban congestion - here’s the reality
Congestion may initially increase if road space is reduced but it soon reverts back to normal as drivers make alternative arrangements, says Professor David Metz (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering).

Environment - Transport - 24.11.2021
Hydrogen for ground transportation and heating is a bad idea
Ambitions to make hydrogen a key energy carrier for a climate friendly future are misguided, says Anthony Patt.

Transport - Environment - 24.11.2021
Opinion: If we all choose the fastest mode of travel in a city, the whole city gets slower
Opinion: If we all choose the fastest mode of travel in a city, the whole city gets slower
If travellers behave selfishly there will be more congestion and everyone will end up taking longer to get where they need to be, argue postdoctoral researcher, Rafael Prieto Curiel (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) and Juan Pablo Orejuela from the University of Oxford.

Materials Science - Transport - 23.11.2021

Transport - Environment - 23.11.2021
Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail While Securing the Grid
Berkeley Lab study shows how battery-electric trains can deliver environmental justice, cost-savings, and resilience to the U.S. Near elimination of air pollution from diesel-electric freight trains by 2025 is now possible by retrofitting them with battery tender cars.

Transport - 10.11.2021

Transport - Physics - 09.11.2021
Aircraft engine noise pollution to be reduced thanks to novel maths of aero-acoustic simulations
· With ever-stricter noise regulations, aircraft and engine manufacturers are on a mission to reduce noise pollution from aircraft engines · Novel aero-acoustic simulations that could be used to opti

Environment - Transport - 03.11.2021
Technical feasibility of sustainable fuels production demonstrated
Technical feasibility of sustainable fuels production demonstrated
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed the process technology that can produce carbon-neutral transportation fuels from sunlight and air.

Environment - Transport - 02.11.2021
New alloys could reduce air travel’s carbon footprint
College of Engineering researchers James Coakley and Giacomo Po are helping to develop a new class of refractory alloys that would increase aircraft engine efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

Transport - 19.10.2021
Electric trucks: ultra-fast charging in the megawatt range
Consortium developing solution for low-emission cargo transport It is an ambitious goal: By 2030 the German government aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 65 percent compared to 1990.

Mechanical Engineering - Transport - 12.10.2021
Joint European effort boosts automated driving
L3Pilot, Europe's first comprehensive pilot test of automated driving on public roads demonstrates automated systems for cars in Hamburg, Germany, in conjunction with ITS World Congress 2021 SAE Level 3 and 4 automated driving systems have been tested on ordinary roads in seven European countries, including cross-border activities, thanks to pan-European testing environments and methodologies that have been developed with help from WMG, Universi

Transport - Computer Science - 08.10.2021

Environment - Transport - 08.10.2021
Transforming urban brownfields into sustainable neighborhoods
Transforming urban brownfields into sustainable neighborhoods
Urban brownfields represent a major challenge to sustainable transition that remains difficult to overcome.

Transport - Materials Science - 07.10.2021
Fire Tests Show that Austria's Tunnels are Fit for Electric Cars
Fire Tests Show that Austria’s Tunnels are Fit for Electric Cars
TU Graz, the University of Leoben, the Austrian Fire Brigade Association and ILF Consulting Engineers have investigated the effects of e-vehicle fires in tunnel systems.

Computer Science - Transport - 14.09.2021
Real-time drone intent monitoring could enable safer use of drones and prevent a repeat of 2018 Gatwick incident
Real-time drone intent monitoring could enable safer use of drones and prevent a repeat of 2018 Gatwick incident
Researchers have developed a real-time approach that can help prevent incidents like the large-scale disruption at London's Gatwick Airport in 2018, where possible drone sightings at the perimeter of the airport caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

Transport - Innovation - 13.09.2021
Bavarian test facility for intelligent mobility
Bavarian test facility for intelligent mobility
TUM, IABG and Bavarian Ministry of Transport join forces The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) are building a new test bed for intelligent mobility concepts.

Event - Transport - 03.09.2021

Life Sciences - Transport - 26.08.2021
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH Space Hub and Airbus Defence and Space are sending an experiment into space on the next resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS) with the aim of advancing the industrial production of human tissue in microgravity.

Transport - Environment - 05.08.2021
EPFL gets its first fast-charging station for electric vehicles
EPFL gets its first fast-charging station for electric vehicles
A team of EPFL engineers, in association with local businesses and authorities, are testing novel algorithms for the deployment of greener EV fast-charging stations.

Transport - 20.07.2021

Transport - 18.06.2021
Meringue-like material could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer
Meringue-like material could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer
Extremely low-density graphene-based aerogel 'meringue' can improve passenger comfort and reduce noise up to 80% Last updated on Friday 18 June 2021 An incredibly light new material that can reduce aircraft engine noise and improve passenger comfort has been developed at the University of Bath.

Transport - 10.06.2021
Virtual demo of Mcity’s test concept for highly automated vehicles
See how the methodology works as a Level 4 AV must safely navigate seven scenarios that commonly lead to crashes EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 10-11 a.m. June 17, 2021 (journalists are welco

Transport - 10.06.2021
Bird-like wings could help drones keep stable in gusts
"3D morphing" wings could help small aircraft safely navigate windy urban streets and land with shorter approaches Wings that can vary their shapes as freely as birds' wings could have advantages for

Transport - Campus - 09.06.2021
'Transportation is a form of freedom': How to make it more equitable
’Transportation is a form of freedom’: How to make it more equitable
The routes and schedules of public transit, the presence or absence of sidewalks, the availability of different transportation options, and the design of highways that divide cities-these are examples

Transport - Electroengineering - 03.06.2021
Development of a system that detects electric arcs in aircraft
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), together with Airbus Defence and Space (ADS), have developed a system that rapidly detects electric arcs in aircraft. This technological research project is being funded by the ADS with support from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI, in its Spanish acronym) and will contribute to developing safer and cleaner aircraft.

Transport - 27.05.2021
Which type of transportation user are you?
Which type of transportation user are you?
Sociologists at EPFL conducted a survey of the factors that prompt people to select one form of transportation over another, and then compared the results from cities across Switzerland.

Transport - 05.05.2021
From Twitter to Traffic Predictor
Carnegie Mellon University May 05, 2021 Sean Qian and Weiran Yao have used information extracted from tweets to provide unparalleled accuracy for predicting morning traffic patterns. Qian, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering , and Yao, Qian's Ph.D. candidate, published their results in Transportation Research.

Transport - Social Sciences - 04.05.2021
Truck noise in Southwest Detroit adds to public health concerns
Truck noise in Southwest Detroit adds to public health concerns
The sounds of a truck racing to the end of the block are soon replaced by the screeching of the brakes bringing the four-axle semi to a stop.

Transport - 08.04.2021
Hydrogen Offers Promising Future for Long-Haul Trucking Industry
Hydrogen Offers Promising Future for Long-Haul Trucking Industry
Million-Mile Fuel Cell Truck Consortium examines the state of hydrogen fuel-cell technology for heavy-duty vehicle applications Interest in hydrogen fuel cells as a sustainable source of clean energy

Health - Transport - 25.03.2021
California’s diesel emissions rules improve air quality, public health
The California Air Resources Board has enacted more stringent policies against diesel emissions than the rest of the U.S., significantly reducing air pollution and death in California's most vulnerable communities and beyond. (Photo courtesy of the California Air Resources Board) Extending California's stringent diesel emissions standards to the rest of the U.S. could dramatically improve the nation's air quality and health, particularly in lower income communities of color, finds a new analysis published today in the journal Science.

Computer Science - Transport - 24.03.2021
New initiative aims to keep 5G networks reliable and secure
The transition to 5G will affect every device connected to the internet, including drones. A team of scholars is working to protect the technology from vulnerabilities.

Transport - Environment - 23.03.2021
A European monitoring and warning system on natural hazards for aviation
Developing a system that monitors and gives early warnings about natural events that pose a risk to aviation safety is ALARM's aim, a European R&D&I project coordinated by the Universidad Car

Transport - 18.03.2021
World's First Autonomous Imager For Smartphones, Smart-Home Appliances and Automobiles
World’s First Autonomous Imager For Smartphones, Smart-Home Appliances and Automobiles
It is the first smart image sensor jointly featuring auto-exposure for all lighting conditions and 88dB dynamic range, as well as motion detection and feature extraction for event-based functioning, and AI-based object recognition that triggers highly reliable identification.

Environment - Transport - 26.02.2021
A call for charging points at home
For Switzerland to become climate neutral, there's no way around electric mobility.

Transport - Innovation - 22.02.2021
Ready for tomorrow’s trends in mobility?
Fraunhofer IAO and University of Stuttgart study assesses the maturity and user acceptance of trending mobility technology Hyperloops and micro-scooters look to be among the most promising solutions for tomorrow's sustainable transportation.
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