Significant progress has been made in road transport safety since the early 2000s. The number of road deaths has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not lead to complacency: statistics for 2015 indicated that this downward rate was slowing.
New anti-lock braking technology for use in e-bikes has been revealed by German company Bosch.
The system stops the front wheel from locking: sensors attached to the brakes inform the system when the front wheel might be about to lock. As Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems, explains: "ABS regulates the braking pressure and thus optimises the stability and manoeuvrability".
Significant progress has been made in road transport safety since the early 2000s. The number of road deaths has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not breed complacency: certain road users still face particularly high levels of risk.
Many cities and towns struggle with balancing congestion, ‘liveability’, air and noise pollution, accessibility, and other pressures of urban life. The levels of pollution now prevalent in many cities have an adverse effect upon health. Furthermore, congested, polluted, noisy cities are attractive for neither residents and tourists nor businesses.
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Earlier this week, the 12 winners of the Challenge were revealed in Strasbourg. They were selected from over 110 applications submitted from across Europe.
The 12 entries posited solutions to existing transport challenges in a wide range of forms, including futuristic systems for moving people and freight in cities, a robot platform, and a digital journey-mapping search tool for people with reduced mobility. In their own way, all ideas contribute to the decarbonisation of EU transport.
At the Velo-city 2017 conference, the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, was presented with the EU Cycling Strategy. Outlining a suggested course of action until 2030, the document is intended to serve as inspiration for a future Commission-developed strategy.
Much progress has been made in transport safety since the early 2000s: the amount of people suffering serious injuries or dying as the result of accidents has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not lead to complacency: statistics for 2015 indicated that this downward rate was slowing.
A new Research Results Pack from CORDIS, the European Commission's Community Research and Development Information Service, profiles six EU-funded research and innovation projects that should help boost that trend in the future.
The European Commission recently launched the competitions for cities to win the 2019 European Green Leaf and 2020 European Green Capital Awards. Both reward cities for bringing about positive change that improves urban environments.
To celebrate the 10th year of the European Green Capital competition, the Commission will award €350,000 to the 2020 winner. Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants can apply.*