Your Transport News #19

World’s First Never Charge Solar Electric Vehicle Aptera Goes Live

Future Vehicles & Technology. Aptera Motors is making a massive comeback after more than one decade of struggling as a startup, following up on the promise made one year ago. The first pre-orders for the Aptera sEV (solar electric vehicle), the world’s first never charge three-wheeler with record-breaking range, are now live. Read more …

Feasibility, costs and benefits of retrofitting ADAS to improve road safety

Road Safety. In order to decrease road fatalities, the European Parliament has made several Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) mandatory in new models from June 2022 onward. Through retrofitting, the uptake of these ADAS in the vehicle fleet could be improved. VTT and Ecorys have studied the feasibility, costs and benefits of retrofitting ADAS. Read more …

Electric Motorcycle Maker Energica Is Joining Forces With A Startup To Build Electric Yachts

Future Vehicles and Technology. Energica Motor Company, an Italian electric motorcycle maker, is working on a technological collaboration with Italian startup Sealence to produce a new boat propulsion latform called DeepSpeed. If this electric jet technology takes off, it could be revolutionary for the medium-size sea going vessel industry. Read more …

EU project to reduce emissions

Environment. Road transport is a major source of air pollution that harms human health and the environment. A three-year EU project aims to achieve a wider societal impact by providing citizens with the knowledge and tools to understand, assess and control their pollutant emissions. These include different ways of changing the driving style and the way in which vehicles are maintained and equipped. Read more …

Amazon’s self-driving Zoox vehicle

Future Vehicles & Technology. The first vehicle from “self-driving car” from Zoox, the autonomous vehicle company that Amazon purchased for $1.2 billion earlier this year, has been spotted ahead of its official December 14 reveal. Read more …

Webinar replay: Improved Guidance on Interrupted Traffic Flow Theory

Traffic Management. Austroads recently completed a project to review and propose improvements to the guidance on interrupted traffic flow theory contained within the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management (AGTM), Part 2 and Part 3. This webinar outlines knowledge of the existing topics and emerging best practice in the assessment of simple and complex traffic scenarios in an Australasian context. Read more …

Smart traffic signs that warn drivers about hazards and accidents on the road ahead using RADAR

Future Vehicles & Technology. Poland is pioneering new road signs that combine an array of sensors to monitor road traffic and conditions to warn drivers of hazards on the road ahead. Researchers are building ‘intelligent’ motorway signs to track traffic volume and alert drivers in real time to potential dangers as part of a national project called INZNAK. Read more …

Japan Set To Abolish Petrol Powered Cars By Mid 2030s

Future Vehicles & Technology. Japan is joining numerous other countries in setting a date to make all new cars electric and “eco friendly” by the mid 2030’s.. Read more …

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