Category: Sustainability

Autonomous ticketing offers advantages to passengers and transportation operators

Smartphone software that detects which means of transport the user is using - and for how long. This vision became reality at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). Compared to other systems, the software is completely free of the need for any interaction. This...

Start-up of the day: Swifter surgeries thanks to new discovery

Medical science in the Netherlands is known for its pioneering discoveries. Sometimes these solutions may seem simple, but they can speed up processes considerably. Such as the invention made by SLAM Ortho, for instance. We spoke to the founders Bart Kölling and...

Photonics Applications Week: “Companies must work together in order to get technology up and running.”

Photonics is a promising technology in almost all sectors, today and in the future. Numerous scientists are exploring the possibilities of this light technology. But what use is it to companies in other industries? How will they apply photonics? That's what Photonics...

Berlin’s busy Straße des 17. Juni is now a test circuit for autonomous transport

As of September 19, 2019, the busy Berliner Straße des 17. Juni has become a 3.6-kilometer test circuit for automated and network-enabled transport. The digital infrastructure required for this was developed by TU Berlin. For the first time ever, autonomous driving...

Start-up of the day: Parkbob digitizes mobility processes

Parkbob was launched four years ago with an app for motorists looking for parking space in Vienna. Within a short period of time, the start-up company expanded its services even further. Today, it is an expert in digital transport services and cooperates with Shared...

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Global warming: grapes are ripening faster

How does a vintner know that the grapes are ripe? By the traditional method, they taste the grapes themselves. Like this: put the grape in your mouth, bite into it, let the juice run out and in...

The Malizia II hull: In the name of research

Why the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chose the racing yacht Malizia II for her polarizing Atlantic crossing is obvious when one takes a look at the interior of the ocean-going sailboat....

Start-up of the day: self-driving transportation

The Swedish start-up Einride define themselves  as the intelligent transportation company. Their autonomous trucks are making the transportation of goods more intelligent, emission-free, safe,...

Tomorrow is good: Not afraid of the wolf

Perhaps fairy tales have many hidden negative effects on the Dutch in later life. We grew up with Little Red Riding Hood and the evil wolf and have a rather overheated response to a few wolves that...

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