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  • Adapting formula one 1 technology to aid the rail sector
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    A research project funded by the European Commission has led to a potential breakthrough for the rail sector - by adapting light weight materials most commonly found in high performance racing cars. The results promise to provide the rail industry with trains that are more environmentally-friendly, easier and cheaper to produce, and less costly for rail companies in terms of track maintenance. An all round win-win situation.
  • Eco-friendly trains with hybrid energy storageexternal link
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    Researchers are investigating how to make diesel-powered trains more eco-friendly. One way is to implement a hybrid energy storage system that both could lower fuel consumption up to 13 percent and reduce harmful idling emissions.

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    • Innovation for our future mobility

      The projects showcased in this folder give you an overview of some of the results from European transport research and the impact they could have on our future society and your future mobility.

      The Transport Directorate of the European Commission's DG for Research and Innovation strives to support excellent European research projects in the field ...