Mobility


Is it possible to reduce travel time and pollution when moving around? How can governments introduce equity and accessibility into the transportation equation?

Atasco de Xian

IA y Big Data para eliminar los atascos de Xi’an, China

Author | Jaime Ramos Famous for its terracotta warriors, its wall and for being the eastern departure point the of the Silk Road, the population of the Chinese city of Xi’an exceeds eight million. Its population density has made it one of those cities in which mobility has become a challenge. In ...
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Car-free cities: life without motor vehicles is possible

Author | Eduardo Bravo Air pollution dropped across the world during the quarantine decreed as a result of COVID-19. In China, CO2 emissions dropped by 25% in March and, in May, the European Space Agency released images illustrating a considerable drop in Italy too. In Spain, a report drawn up by ...
Lisboa transporte tranvía

Lisbon, the city that changed its transport after the last major crisis

Author | Arantxa Herranz At the estuary of the Tagus River, the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula, stands Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and the 2020 European Green Capital award winner. Lisbon is considered to be one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in the world, but it also has an exemplary ...
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California tests driverless taxis for contactless deliveries

Author | M. Martínez Euklidiadas Contactless technology emerged some years ago with the aim of making our lives easier, but it has gained momentum during a pandemic scenario in which we all are having to avoid touching objects. But its future goes beyond payments. Now that delivery companies are being advised ...

The algorithm that clears the way for emergency vehicles

Author | Arantxa Herranz Despite the efforts to reduce road traffic in urban centres, cars are still one of the most popular means of transport for a large percentage of the population; in the European Union alone, cars accounted for 82.9% of inland passenger transport in 2016. This increase in vehicles on ...