Mobility

Just like Hardt Hyperloop in Groningen, Zeleros will build a hyperloop test track in Valencia

Valencia-based Zeleros Hyperloop has completed a financing round worth more than €7 million. With this investment, the company starts a new phase in the development of its version of hyperloop, a train-like means of transport for long-distance routes for passenger and...

Trucks become solar parks on wheels thanks to IM Efficiency

According to various statistics, an average truck emits around 130 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometer. However, this value could be substantially reduced by equipping these vehicles with solar panels. About 6,000 kilograms of CO2 and €2,500 in fuel costs...

Follow-up: The Maglev train, not the Hyperloop, has the future

In the weekly ‘follow-up’ section we present a sequel to last week’s best-read article here on Innovation Origins. The story this week was about a study carried out by the province of North Holland and the Hardt Hyperloop start-up. They state that from 2025 the...

Amsterdam study: Will the Hyperloop glide at ultra-fast speeds by 2025?

The Province of North Holland commissioned a study into the construction of a pipeline network that will enable the ultra-fast Hyperloop to glide from Amsterdam to neighboring European cities. The network that was looked at has five routes that should be in full use...

Dutch road construction company BAM constructs world’s first electric road roller

The Dutch road construction company BAM Infra has built on-site the world''s first electrically powered road roller. The 10 to 12 metric ton roller is working on a project for the municipality of Almere this week. By using this zero-emission construction vehicle, BAM...

How COVID-19 could change our approach to mobility

Governments are endeavouring to stem the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (corona virus) by reducing person-to-person contact. The resulting ban on social activities has largely relegated the economy...

Follow-up: Where are the self-driving trucks?

In the weekly ‘follow-up’ section we present a sequel to the best-read article of the past week. This week: Mercedes is sweeping the test tracks with an autonomous snow shovel. However,...

Exponential growth of E-buses in Western Europe

The number of electric buses in Western Europe is skyrocketing. In the past year, more E-buses were registered than between the years 2012 and 2018 combined. This was the outcome of a study by...

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