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Hiriko, a folding electric vehicle

Hiriko, a folding electric vehicle

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par Alki Delichatsios | 02.02.12

The Hiriko, meaning “Urban Car” in Basque, is a folding electric vehicle with ultra-maneuverability, designed for crowded cities. Three Hiriko vehicles can park in the same amount of space as one normal vehicle. Developed at MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, the Hiriko is a project led by seven small Basque firms and was successfully unveiled at the European Commission last week.

In Ireland, carpooling is getting dynamic

In Ireland, carpooling is getting dynamic

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par Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 08.26.11

To lesson the number of cars on the road, there was carpooling. In Ireland, the start-up Avego has launched with great fanfare Avego Driver, an application that links drivers and passengers in real time, thus inventing dynamic carpooling.

Shared transit now has a loyalty program

Shared transit now has a loyalty program

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par Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 08.24.11

For air travel, we have frequent flyer miles, for the train, we have S’Miles, and now shared transit users are entitled to their own customer loyalty program called Soleillos. The company Transway is initially offering the service to communities and businesses after the successful public launch of its smartphone application GoToo last February. A subtle push to increase eco-mobility participation.


Suntree: a photovoltaic tree to recharge electric vehicles

Suntree: a photovoltaic tree to recharge electric vehicles

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by Adrien Geneste | 08.23.11

A solar tree: this is the perfect idea. Meant for urban areas, the attractively designed solar canopy Suntree was first intended for recharging electric vehicles. But its designers also wanted to make it a protean piece of furniture that would meet the needs of demanding users and distance itself from a competitive environment that is becoming fiercer.

European cities towards electric mobility

European cities towards electric mobility

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by Sally Kneeshaw | 07.20.11

Cities are responsible for nearly 80% of carbon dioxide emissions, and in the EU transport accounts for around 25% of those emissions. The EVUE (Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) project within the URBACT Programme provides a platform for cities to learn together how best to increase the use of electric vehicles.

CO2GO calculates in real-time CO2 emissions linked to transport

CO2GO calculates in real-time CO2 emissions linked to transport

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par Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 07.18.11

The use of so-called smart phones to measure pollution, traffic and noise pollution has become the new favorite tool of researchers and companies experimenting in these areas. The SENSEable City Lab at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology is no exception and is currently refining CO2GO, an application that allows users to individually adapt their mode of transport to reduce the collective footprint linked to mobility.

Warsaw will welcome a completely recycled and eco-designed metro

Warsaw will welcome a completely recycled and eco-designed metro

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par Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 07.14.11

To meet the demands of cities in search of eco-conscious and durable transport, Siemens has created Inspiro, one of the first subways almost entirely made from recycled materials. These futuristic underground trains, already running in Oslo, will hit the capital of Poland in 2012.

A European project invents a self-driven car convoy

A European project invents a self-driven car convoy

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by Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 07.07.11

Listening to music, making a phone call, working, eating a sandwich, watching the scenery while driving… This utopia could soon become real. Launched in September 2009, the European research project called SARTRE aims at giving people driving on motorways the opportunity to gather together in convoys in order to improve safety and comfort while reducing their environmental footprint.

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Open data is certainly the next innovation field for self-service citizen applications and it will create transparency and responsibility.

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