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EU-funded researchers have developed smart multifunctional coatings to combat corrosion on aircraft components and car parts in order to lower maintenance costs and protect the environment.
Published: 1 July 2020
Understanding how to make sure large numbers of fast-moving self-driving cars or flying robots operate in absolute safety is crucial. EU-funded researchers have figured out how, using a unique algorithm that keeps people safe from accidents or other potential disasters.
Published: 24 October 2019
An EU-funded project involving collaboration between top intelligent transport researchers has resulted in new developments in smart urban transport, support for emergency response vehicles and apps for smoother passenger transport across cities.
Published: 3 October 2019
A EUR 850 000 loan extended under the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Fund has helped Swedish company Smart Eye secure contracts for its software that alerts sleepy drivers. As well as making roads safer, this has created jobs.
Published: 16 July 2019
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