As more and more people start using traffic jam information, often available for free, the alternative routes are running out. Carlo van de Weijer offers some solutions.
Carlo van de Weijer
Columnist Carlo van de Weijer reflects upon the Helmond-based car manufacturer's record breaking milestone. Being efficient may be more rewarding than being luxurious, he writes.
Clearly naming all the parties involved in an accident can bring more awareness that participating in traffic involves more responsibility than just thinking we can do it, Carlo van de Weijer writes.
Sooner or later our irrational thirst for speed will make us fly supersonic again. For now, this is too expensive to be a realistic option, and rather shameless as well, Carlo van de Weijer writes.
The newly planned rail connection to the Northern part of the Netherlands, Lely Line, is expensive. The government has to add €75 per one-way trip. There are alternatives, says Carlo van de Weijer.
We are in a special phase of the exponential curve of the development of computing power. Now that the auto market is picking up, auto chip makers need to accelerate again.
Range anxiety, a common feeling among drivers of electric cars, will soon be over for good, Carlo van de Weijer claims in his new column.
To improve safety for cyclists, we don't need a helmet obligation, Carlo van de Weijer says in his column. More and wider bicycle paths would be a better solution.
By 2030, 100% of new cars sold in the Netherlands must be electric. According to Maarten Steinbuch, it can be done faster.
Elon Musk's achievements contribute a lot to a better mobile future. But that won't be a future with lots of robotaxis.
The 'massless' battery is designed to be not only a source of energy but also a solid structural material. The electrical components are cleverly incorporated into the other materials.
The traffic jams and full trains will probably return. But now that we have all learned that things can easily be done in a much smarter way, we, as a society, should stop thinking that's a bad thing.
The advantages of eVTOLs are short travel times because of the high speeds and the absence of traffic jams, and also low fuel costs because of the use of batteries for electric propulsion.
Soon, we will no longer refine fuel from crude oil but produce it from clean electricity in places where enough cheap clean energy can be generated.
"Especially for those applications where battery weight is a strong limiting factor, there's a future for hydrogen powder or paste."
"You will have to be very sure that electric flying will not succeed to invest now in any other form of medium distance transport."
There will be a further substantial increase in battery capacity, which will also reduce weight. The cost will decrease, and the lifetime will increase.
"For years, pedestrian bottlenecks have been insufficiently addressed by politicians. In urban areas, in particular, the capacity of the sidewalk and footpath has reached its limit."
"The Netherlands is well prepared for this transition - thanks in part to the many fine new companies that provide chargers and fast-charging stations."
There seems to be increasing support for making car costs more variable, the much talked about road pricing. Or, more nicely put: paying according to […]