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A catamaran ferry powered by green electricity has crossed the Limfjord—albeit without a captain at the helm. A research partnership between DTU and the maritime industry, institutions, and authorities has resulted in the demonstration of an autonomous harbour bus in the Port of Aalborg.

Denmark's first driverless harbour bus sails using technology from DTU

Classified Cycling, which develops innovative gear shifting technology for the bicycle industry, has raised 22 million euros in a funding round led by UK-based Active Partners. With the fresh capital, Classified will particularly accelerate its product development for e-bikes and establish partnerships, the company said in a press release.

Classified Cycling accelerates development of new gear shifting technology for e-bikes with investment

A new study suggests mobile data collected while traveling over bridges could help evaluate their integrity.

Can your phone tell if a bridge is in good shape?

More robust charging points and accordingly configured vehicle components are to drastically reduce charging times for heavy-duty trucks, making electric drives more attractive to freight carriers. The project's objective is to reduce battery charging time to only 15 minutes in the future.

Plans to triple charging speeds for electric trucks

As part of its Zero Emission Drive Unit – Generation 1 (ZEDU-1) project – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the engineering company HWA have developed and successfully tested a road vehicle that enables mobility almost entirely without emissions.

ZEDU-1 - The world's most environment-friendly vehicle in operation

New research in Nature Energy models the value of clean hydrogen in decarbonizing heavy industries/heavy transport

Clean Hydrogen: A long-awaited solution for hard-to-abate sectors

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is researching the infrastructure and railway operational framework conditions, working on new, capacity-increasing concepts for vehicles, operations and infrastructure, as well as innovative methods for maintenance and servicing.

The future of rail transport - Technologies for tomorrow

The chassis of a train is a key factor for fast, reliable, safe and comfortable rail transport. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is working on a new, chassis design for the future as part of its Next Generation Train concept, with each wheel driven individually and controlled with smart technology.

A high-tech chassis for the train of the future

In the Providentia++ project, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have worked with industry partners to develop a technology to complement the vehicle perspective based on onboard sensor input with a bird’s-eye view of traffic conditions. This improves road safety – also for autonomous driving.

Bird's-eye view improves safety of autonomous driving

Exact Determination of Train Positions Could Greatly Increase Capacities of Existing Railway Networks

New Sensor to Increase the Number of Trains on the Route

In this episode, we talk about a TUM spin-off - DeepDrive that wants to address the difficulties in making new EVs from scratch by developing a “plug-and-play” platform along with DLR proposal for a hydrogen plug-in hybrid interurban vehicle to meet the carbon reduction targets of the European Union

Podcast: The Future of EVs: Hydrogen Hybrids and Plug & Play Platform

Watch the full interview here.

Interview with Sanjay Dastoor, founder of Boosted and Skip

EPFL researchers have used swarms of drones to measure city traffic with unprecedented accuracy and precision. Algorithms are then used to identify sources of traffic jams and recommend solutions to alleviate traffic problems.

Monitoring city mobility from the skies

As the University Technology Exposure Program 2022 enters its final month, we continue to receive submissions spanning different domains of technology. Submissions published in June included articles related to healthcare, electric vehicles, data analytics, smart cities, and smart manufacturing.

University Technology Exposure Program 2022: June Update

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