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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
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
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
An EU-funded research project has developed innovations in truck and semi-trailer design that could increase energy efficiency by up to 25 %, supporting the EU's goal of improving the sustainability of Europeean transport sector.
Published: 8 August 2018
Published: 31 July 2018
Adequate preparation for disasters requires knowledge and the right tools to respond. An EU-funded project is developing urban transport guidelines and decision-support systems aimed at boosting resilience management in the event of crises.
Published: 10 July 2018
Road and railway transport have a big impact on the environment. Through research into recycled materials and other sustainable techniques, an EU-funded project has put European transport on track to becoming environmentally friendly, and has trained a new generation of transport researchers.
Published: 4 July 2018
Composites are used for a wide array of demanding applications. Planes made mostly of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer have, for example, existed for several years. An EU-funded training network is helping to hone the skills of 12 young researchers who are striving to take composite design another step ahead.
Published: 25 May 2018
An EU-funded project is laying the foundations for next-generation urban traffic management systems that are capable of intelligently anticipating congestion, rather than simply reacting to it. Using innovative modelling techniques and smart city technologies, the research promises to make trips faster while reducing urban transports environmental impact.
Published: 30 April 2018