Mobility


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

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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 ...
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A global dilemma: will hydrogen be the fuel of the future?

Author | Jaime Ramos During the last decade we kept reading that hydrogen is the fuel of the future. Researchers, authorities, car manufacturers and oil companies have spent years insisting on the positive aspects of hydrogen. However, they never seem to fully materialise. Although there are already numerous examples of its application ...
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The autonomous car trap in terms of eliminating traffic jams

Author | Marcos Martínez Autonomous mobility presents notable advantages compared to manual driving. It will be more efficient calculating both the best route and the range of speeds, but also safer, given that, thanks to Car 2 Car communications, part of the Internet of Things, the information collected by a car ...

Roads with less fumes: Hydrogen fuel cell buses for long-distance routes

Author | Patricia M. Liceras FlixBus, Europe’s largest long-distance road transport operator, wants to take sustainable mobility one step further through buses. It will test vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel batteries for long distances, becoming the first company in the world to do so. In order to bring the project to ...