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The launch of hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars is being held back by several barriers. An EU and industry-funded project removed one such hurdle by developing a prototype fuel cell that meets all industrial specifications.
Published: 21 June 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed in principle to provide EUR 350 million in financing to support Northvolt's development of Europe's first lithium-ion battery cell gigafactory. The factory in Sweden will help reduce the EU's dependence on oil and imported batteries.
Published: 19 June 2019
The sedentary nature of modern life has had a noticeably detrimental effect on both physical and mental health. An EU-funded project has highlighted how to boost the wellbeing of Europeans by linking transport and health policies.
Published: 18 June 2019
By allowing vehicles to exchange information with each other and with road infrastructure using wireless technology, Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) have the potential to cut accidents and congestion. An EU-funded project is laying the groundwork for their large-scale deployment.
Published: 14 June 2019
Automated vehicles will soon be a reality on our roads but their safe integration into a 'mixed ability' transport system will require careful attention. EU-funded research is addressing the challenges posed by specific traffic conditions and testing possible solutions.
Published: 7 June 2019
The future of driverless cars depends on whether the industry can create reliable systems that make drivers feel safe. That is why an EU-funded project has been applying a human-centric approach to develop software that will reassure people using automated vehicles.
Published: 6 June 2019
A thousand drivers will soon be taking to Europe's roads behind the wheels of self-driving cars - as part of an EU-funded project to test the safety and efficiency of automated driving.
Published: 5 June 2019
Hi-tech driver assistance systems being developed by EU-funded researchers aim to perfect the link between human and machine in self-driving cars. This could help prevent accidents and fatalities on Europe's roads.
Published: 3 June 2019
Long trips in electric cars are often impractical due to difficulties in charging up a vehicle when driving from one country to another. An EU-funded project has set up a network to ensure that cars can be plugged into charging points in any EU country. This could make electric vehicles more attractive - benefiting industry and the environment.
Published: 13 May 2019
An EU-funded project has improved understanding of people's choices when using a variety of shared transport services - such as carpooling. The analysis will help planners design more sustainable services better aligned to commuters' needs, encouraging them to leave their cars at home and thus easing road congestion.
Published: 10 May 2019