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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 30 Jul 2020
By Michael Glotz-R... / Updated: 14 Jul 2020

The bicycle enjoys priority - Germany's first 'bicycle zone' in the Neustadt district of Bremen

Bremen in the Northwest of Germany with 570,000 residents is a cycling city. A quarter of all trips are made by bike. Now, Bremen has the first German "Bicycle Zone" - an entire neighbourhood with 12 Streets and 2.5 km of road space gives formal priority to cycling. It is part of the Bremen cycling model neighbourhood project - and forms part of the city-wide SUMP.
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By adham / Updated: 07 Aug 2020
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 27 May 2020

Ground-breaking project makes way for Digital Twins promoting sustainable cities

German researchers from HLRS (High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart), Fraunhofer Institute, the University of Stuttgart, and Kommunikationsbüro Ulmer, employed supercomputing and Virtual Reality to develop models of urban environments, to support city planning and traffic management.
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By Greta.Riauba / Updated: 02 Apr 2020

Green Auto Summit 2020

Merging key automotive industry players in one place, the closed-door Green Auto Summit 2020 will take place in Stuttgart, Böblingen on 19-20 October, 2020.

Industry professionals and policymakers will delve into debates on many interesting topics, including:

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 07 Feb 2020

Hamburg to equip all its trucks with ‘turning assistance systems’

After a series of fatal accidents involving trucks making a turn and cyclists, Hamburg plans to equip the entire urban fleet with turning assistant systems in an effort to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. The measure was announced on 22 January 2020 by Hamburg’s Senators for the Interior, Andy Grote, and Transport, Michael Westhagemann, who invited private transport companies in Hamburg to join the initiative.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 30 Dec 2019
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 04 Dec 2019

Development of gamification elements for higher attractiveness of cycling infrastructure

Based on research which analysed the user group segmentation of cyclists, the project INSPIRe aims to develop and test gamification approaches to increase user motivation for cycling. The specific aim is to overcome possible “motivation killers” like hills or stop-and-go traffic situations.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Nov 2019

Germany makes €23.5 million available for fuel cell projects

The development of hydrogen mobility is continuing to be supported by the German government. The federal Ministry of Transport recently announced that another €23.5 million has been allocated to projects as part of the National Innovation Programme on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 23 Oct 2019