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An EU-funded project could make it possible for people to pay for public transport across Europe with the smartcard or app they use to hop on buses or trams at home, transforming and facilitating cross-border travel.
Published: 23 January 2019
Ultra-efficient ships built with innovative, lightweight materials using sustainable manufacturing processes are taking to the seas thanks to an EU-funded project that promises to boost the competitiveness of the European maritime industry - and benefit the environment.
Published: 15 January 2019
Steering for direction, brakes for safety, suspension for comfort? Yes, but they are all relevant to each other. An EU-funded project that focuses on harnessing their interplay is developing smart technologies for even better cars - boosting industry competitiveness in the process.
Published: 4 January 2019
EU-funded researchers are creating an information-sharing system for maritime surveillance authorities that will improve coordination on threats such as international terrorism and cross-border pollution at sea, contributing to a safer, cleaner Europe.
Published: 27 November 2018
The EU-funded SEDNA project is developing ways to improve the design, operation, navigation and anti-icing features of ships traversing the harsh Arctic region. SEDNA's innovations could help protect lives, safeguard the region's unique natural environment, and open more competitive routes for Europe's shippers.
Published: 19 November 2018
Breakthrough battery technologies will play a vital role in achieving the EU's goal of lowering carbon emissions by storing renewable energy for use around the clock and increasing the uptake of electric vehicles. EU-funded research is developing new energy-storage options that will have an enormous impact in Europe, creating new jobs and helping to protect our environment.
Published: 8 November 2018
As cross-border travel continues to grow in the EU, automated border control with biometric verification speeds travellers on their way. An EU-funded project is researching new biometric methods to further reduce delays and enhance the travelling experience for EU and non-EU citizens alike.
Published: 7 November 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing solutions to shelter train tracks from wind-blown sand, combining architectural, engineering and mathematical modelling innovations to improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and protect billions of euros worth of railway infrastructure.
Published: 15 October 2018
EU-funded researchers have developed and tested an innovative new method for producing tailor-made steel parts of variable thickness and shape. This could hugely benefit car manufacturers interested in incorporating flexible lightweight components in future designs - reducing costs and boosting their competitiveness.
Published: 30 August 2018
Could the battery racks in electric cars be greener? Lighter? More affordable, and easier to assemble? Significant gains could be achieved and could help the deployment of such vehicles pick up the pace, say EU-funded researchers who have developed sophisticated housing made of plastic rather than metal.
Published: 14 August 2018