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Under the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Development, the MOBILIS project is aimed at reducing pollution in major cities. The project, which began in early February 2005 and will end in January 2009, brings together 32 partners from France, Italy, Denmark, Hungary and Slovenia. The Slovenian institutions involved are: the City of Ljubljana, Network Transit...

Umicore develops infrared lens for the automotive industry

Umicore has contributed to the development of a system of night vision by car, called Night Vision System. This system of driver assistance marketed recently to identify living beings into the night. Umicore has developed and produced lenses, manufactured in new infrared equipment permeable. These lenses are used in the infrared camera built into the bumper. To...

Green Propulsion developing a new hybrid sports car under the brand Imperia

Green Propulsion developing a new hybrid sports car under the brand Imperia The draft Green Propulsion Company is to develop a new car a hybrid engine prestige and outstanding sports performances. The marketing positioning project emphasizes 3 aspects: An environmental concern, through an engine based on technology and hybrid engine supplemented by autonomy in electric mode. The pleasure of sporty driving, obtained by high-performance. An...

A new hybrid engine: the solutions to the emissions of greenhouse gases?

Israel's Newton Propulsion Technology has found a way to make a traditional craft better in terms of emissions of greenhouse gases. Based on research of Ben-Gurion University, the company has built a hybrid engine from two machines currently in use: an internal combustion engine, which is found in cars and a gas turbine, used in reactors airplanes. Newton, who called...

Mercedes-Benz and Smart takes initiative for electric cars

Drawing an initiative under way in London, the automotive group Daimler AG and the energy group RWE AG announced Friday, September 5, 2008 the launch of a joint pilot project to promote electric cars in Berlin. As a first step, Daimler will put in place in the German capital more than 100 electric cars to its flagship brand Mercedes-Benz and Smart. The cars will be...

ATOMS: a digital tool to better manage air traffic nuisances

The increasing level of environmental pollution caused by traffic may be reduced by adopting flight procedures less polluting. The design of operational measures used digital simulations of flights able to estimate the level of pollution during the various phases of flight. ATOMS (Air Traffic Management and Operations Simulator), a new tool for modeling and...

Logistics: how to combine carefully track railway, sea and road?

In logistics, there are different modes of freight transport (land routes - roads or railways, sea or inland water), that raise questions of profitability as to the use of one to another. Indeed, for a company, what means of transportation is most advantageous for this or that portion of road? Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for the flow of material and...

Green lights galore for improving road traffic management

About 60 million cars and trucks operate every day in Germany. The new technological trends aimed at improving road traffic management. For this, many companies and universities interested in the problems of traffic using telematics and algorithms to optimize flow of traffic. The mathematician Tobias Harks, Technical University (TU) in Berlin, explains: "We model...

Hydrogen Engine: capable to convert ethanol to hydrogen

The cooperation between researchers in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has helped to develop and patent a catalyst to convert ethanol to hydrogen. The research team was co researchers by Elies Grau Molins de l'Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB), CSIC in Barcelona and...

Development of transport systems for increased security on roads

The telecommunications technology at the Technical University (TU) in European research project SAFESPOT aims to increase the safety of road network through vehicles and intelligent infrastructure. The cars will have to cooperate and communicate with each other: for example, a vehicle standing in a cap may bring the situation dangerous to other road users and prevent...

How Parents Can Stop Their Teen Drivers From Speeding?

Large image of How Parents Can Stop Their Teen Drivers From Speeding? A teen driver drives an automobile swiftly pass you. You're surprised how fast, and recklessly the automobile was speeding. Though the automobile that just passed you wasn't going 100 miles per hour, its speed was definitely inappropriate. Worse, what happened didn't occur on a freeway, it took place on a city street. Like most adults in that situation, you shake...