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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
Recent outbreaks of a plant bacterium have led to losses in olive and almond orchards in southern Europe. Known as Xylella fastidiosa (XF), there is no known cure. An EU-funded project is making major strides in improving prevention, early detection and control of the disease, aiming to avoid further economic damage and to save jobs.
Published: 13 June 2019
An EU-funded project has developed nine innovative products to help integrate homes and businesses into a smart European electricity grid. The aim is to make green energy smarter, easier and cheaper to use at home and work - good for the pocket, the planet and Europe's energy security.
Published: 11 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
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
Human-made space junk falls onto Earth every year, with some of it posing a threat to both people and property. An EU-funded project is developing new space debris mitigation guidelines and a web-based tool to address this danger.
Published: 3 June 2019
How can we produce healthy, nutritious food for all, and do so more sustainably in a changing world? Agile, resilient systems are required - and vast amounts of data will have to be shared and processed to shape them, according to an EU-funded project that produced a roadmap for the development of suitable e-infrastructure.
Published: 23 May 2019
Can you name three types of grain? Einkorn, emmer and spelt, and even oats or rye may not be the first that spring to mind. And yet, rekindling the interest in these traditional crops would benefit the environment and our health, say EU-funded researchers.
Published: 21 May 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