Intelligent Transport looks at how the next generation of electric roads plots a path to the future of electrified transportation, with specific focus on Sweden’s Evolution Road project, including contributions from Lund University’s Mats Alaküla and Elonroad AB’s Karin Ebbinghaus.
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A fuel cell bus offers all the benefits of electric drive while improving the bus performance with no compromise in service and operation compared to other zero-emission technologies and no road side infrastructure.
The original contract, due to expire in August 2022, will now run until August 2026 and features the introduction of 15 new fully electric buses to the current fleet.
The deals are said to mark the continuation of Transdev's development in Europe, both in traditional transportation modes (buses, trains) and in those designed to support the continuation of the European Green Deal (electric and hydrogen buses).
Mariell Hallenhed, Product Owner, Ticketing and Payment at Skånetrafiken, tells us about the organisation’s break from the traditional in creating its own bespoke ticketing system in-house.
Scandinavia, and particularly Sweden, appears to be leading the way in designing bespoke ticketing systems entirely in-house. Intelligent Transport spoke with Jonathan Bernhardt, Product Owner at Region Uppsala, about the region’s approach to creating its own system within the context of Sweden’s new national ticketing standard.
Nomad Digital has secured a contract to deploy on-board passenger Wi-Fi for operators of the Öresundstrain in Denmark and Sweden.
Government ministers are to meet to discuss new steps to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.
Lime first launched in Sweden in November 2018 and has since achieved over one million rides saving approximately 31 metric tonnes of CO2.
The bank card payment option has opened in Trelleborg and Hässleholm, and the roll-out will reportedly continue throughout Skåne, including the largest city of the region, Malmö, in early 2020.
The project, which is giving a 'second life' to batteries, aims to be a step towards circular economy in e-mobility, creating new commercial possibilities for companies.
Many would agree that delivering successful and reliable public transport is something of a juggling act. Carl Bjorklund from Skånetrafiken spoke to Intelligent Transport’s Luke Antoniou about the authority’s approach to balancing the needs of different passengers, in different communities, in an integrated system that works for all.
The project is designed to increase journey efficiency as EV drivers would have to stop less frequently to charge at charging points.
MTR created the app using a 4,000-strong passenger survey together with in-depth analysis of travel patterns and traffic disruptions.
Volvo Buses is taking part in a research project in which used electric bus batteries get a second lease of life as solar energy storage units.