Tagged with transport

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Sprynt – sustainable urban mobility solution from the U.S.

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Sprynt – sustainable urban mobility solution from the U.S.

Urban mobility is an extremely important topic for towns and cities around the world. Cities are filled with traffic congestion, noise pollution, and most importantly a deterioration of urban air quality. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), transportation in the U.S. generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) (28%)[i], while … Continue reading

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

It is not often we see direct comparisons amongst countries for their fuel economy standards. Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich recently published an article in the New York Times that provided some useful graphs comparing various countries and regions with projections for several years. You should find this quite valuable.   How U.S. Fuel Economy … Continue reading

Hyperloop shuttle proposed for India

Hyperloop shuttle proposed for India

Technology is evolving quickly. Joe Sommerlad writes on the Independent website about plans by Virgin to build a hyperloop shuttle in India. Just to remind yourself, Wikipedia defines a hyperloop as a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and … Continue reading

Autonomous transport less efficient than predicted

Autonomous transport less efficient than predicted

Andrew Masterson writes on the Cosmos magazine website about two studies that found autonomous transport – self-driving cars and drones ­– less efficient than predicted. Drone, self-driving vehicle energy savings overstated, reports find Autonomous vehicles and drones could reduce greenhouse gases and energy use in the transport sector, two reports show, but the savings are … Continue reading

More from the European Environment Agency: mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals

More from the European Environment Agency: mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals

Europe’s transport sector is making only mixed progress in meeting its environment, health and climate policy targets, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published this week, which tracks the short and long-term environmental performance of this key economic sector across the European Union. Reducing the environmental, health and climate pressures arising from Europe’s … Continue reading