Based on the four editorial themes of sustainability, mobility, health and digital, the editors of Innovation Origins look back on 2020 with a summary of the most striking messages.
The French and British navies will be the first in the world to use an unmanned system for removing mines. The construction of the system, which has already been tested at sea, is to start this year.
Hydrogen cars are dying a slow death in Europe. Althpugh expectations remain high for trucks, buses, trains, ships and airplanes.
The app from the start-up Moprim not only helps people to reduce their CO2 footprint but also encourages healthier forms of mobility.
Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research Empa are researching a new powertrain concept for commercial vehicles with the use of a special test engine.
Carsharing conquers our cities. Do the numerous offers relieve traffic and the environment? Sustainable mobility of the future or rather a cool additional offer?
Bridges, wind turbines, gas pipelines and the Colosseum do not have eternal life. But wireless sensors that charge themselves can help prolong their lives.
Experts from six different Fraunhofer Institutes have developed an individual, flexible and modular concept for the mobility of the future: The 'Vision PI.'
The Dutch company SALD expects to be able to provide batteries with an ultra-thin layer that makes batteries three times more powerful by 2022 or 2023 at the earliest.
Every week we follow up on one of our best read stories here. This week: smart traffic lights from Vienna will improve traffic flow. How will this contribute to autonomous transport?
"We not only improve accessibility to and between economic top locations in the economic engine of the South, but the system also generates money"
Within 3 to 4 years, the tiny Greek island of Astypalaia will be freed as far as possible from anything that runs on petrol, diesel or gas.
Venice has had a charging station for electrically powered boats for a week now. Let's hope that another 8998 poles will follow.
"With this initiative, the Dutch government will be the first to sail emission-free ships and strengthen our international competitive position."
Scientists from Tübingen, Germany are investigating how a so-called multimodal app can become the key to networked mobility use and pave the way to less individual traffic participants
"Cheap Lidar can therefore provide a breakthrough of intelligence on our roads."
A self-driving or a flying vehicle that delivers parcels and a garbage truck that drivies autonomously through your neighborhood. This could well become a reality within just a couple of years.
The German company Vector Informatik has released vConnect, a new over-the-air solution based on a modular framework - from the backend services to the vehicle.
"We are approaching the point where driving becomes cheaper than public transport, not only for the government but also for the user."
"We want to demonstrate that this technology is playing a pioneering role in the transition to alternative energy sources"