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Plug-and-play smart cities? An open source platform jointly developed by Japanese and EU-funded researchers is facilitating the deployment of smart city technologies in urban centres worldwide to tackle urban challenges ranging from air quality and energy use to traffic congestion and infrastructure upkeep.
Published: 19 October 2020
Getting people to wear bicycle helmets can be tricky. Many cyclists complain that helmets are just too hot. But EU-funded researchers are now making the headgear a lot cooler, creating an extra incentive to wear it while boosting safety.
Published: 2 October 2020
A huge EU-funded project has demonstrated how big data and artificial intelligence could transform Europe's transport sector, cutting costs and fuel consumption on road, rail, air and sea while boosting operational efficiency and improving customer experience.
Published: 25 September 2020
An EU-and industry-funded research project has provided guidance for ongoing research contributing to the development of a flexible, intelligent real-time traffic management and decision-support system in a bid to help boost the competitiveness and sustainability of European rail.
Published: 18 September 2020
Jet fuel from renewable sources holds the key to significantly reducing the environmental impact of aviation. EU-funded researchers have set out to boost Europe's production capacity, and are also developing a process that would leverage the growing of feedstock to rehabilitate land at risk of desertification.
Published: 14 September 2020
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
EU-funded researchers have developed innovative particle accelerator technology capable of removing harmful sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions from ship exhaust in a breakthrough that will support the transition to a greener, less-polluting and more sustainable global shipping industry.
Published: 28 May 2020
EU-funded researchers have mapped out possible pathways to achieve the drastic technological, economic and societal transformations needed for the EU to become carbon neutral by 2050, meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement and lead global efforts to tackle climate change.
Published: 11 May 2020
How do you feel after a day at the beach? Energised, centred, relaxed? You are not the only one - it seems that any body of water can potentially boost people's well-being. EU-funded researchers are studying the health benefits of blue infrastructure to help planners make informed decisions.
Published: 5 March 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