Clean and energy-efficient vehicles

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Clean and energy-efficient vehicles, such as hybrid/electric buses and cars, aim to reduce greenhouse and other pollutant emissions, fuel consumption and fossil fuel dependency.

Exhaust gas treatment systems, alternative drive trains and the use of alternative fuels and energy storage systems can improve the environmental record of vehicles. Besides technical interventions, promotional and procurement initiatives can accelerate the uptake of low-emission vehicles.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 20 Mar 2020
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Sep 2019

Cargobikes to play a key role in future urban freight

A study by the University of Southampton, funded by courier firm Citysprint, has found that cargo bikes complete urban delivery jobs up to 50% faster than small vans during peak weekday times.

In addition to this, smartphone data from cyclists delivering meals via courier service, Deliveroo, found that cycling was a faster mode than motorised transport (i.e. cars and motorbikes) when operating in cities. Deliveroo stated that 'in some areas over a given period, the average travel time can be far shorter for cyclists than for scooters'.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Sep 2019

Electric mobility and infrastructure

Electric mobility is clearly on the rise. In the second week of September, 2019, vehicle manufacturers presented their latest electric vehicle models at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Prices for the vehicles start below €30,000.  However, new affordable vehicles are only one side of the coin. The other side is ensuring a complete and interoperable network of recharging infrastructure.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 29 Aug 2019

The world’s first dynamic ‘bridge’ made of autonomous boats

Could a fleet of autonomous boats bridge the waterway between Marineterrein Amsterdam and the Amsterdam City Center? Researchers at MIT, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), have developed the concept of roundAround, the world’s first ‘bridge’ made of autonomous boats, or “Roboats”. It could offer a dynamic infrastructure solution to connect the two areas, seamlessly transporting hundreds of people per hour across the water.

By iCube Programme / Updated: 29 Aug 2019
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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 Sep 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Aug 2019

The Smart City Summit and Urban Mobility Expo

The Smart City Summit and Urban Mobility Expo will bring together leading companies and delegates from across the UK along with global partners to present the most forward-thinking innovations that are transforming the way we live.

With the rollout of 5G, the Smart City of the future becomes a realistic vision. Stakeholders will come together over a packed two-day conference program to discuss the future of seamless connectivity, and how it will improve lives and cities.

Speakers include representatives from the following organisations:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Aug 2019

CIVITAS Study Visit – Tel Aviv (Israel)

CIVITAS is organising a study visit in the city of Tel Aviv. This will take place from 11-13 November 2019.

Tel Aviv is currently seeking responses to its changing mobility habits, moving from relying on cars as the main mobility mode to sustainable modes, such as public transport and bicycles.

The visit will focus on the following topics: Tel Aviv's shared bicycle scheme, car-sharing and the city programme for sustainable mobility.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Aug 2019

MOVE 2020

MOVE brings together disruptors and their technologies with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines, to create insights and promote collaboration. MOVE is multi-disciplinary, connecting start-ups with investors and corporate partners. In 2019, over 200 start-ups presented, pitched and found partners.

MOVE is where mobility is re-imagined. It aims to provide solutions to the following global mobility challenges: