Transportation

Moving toward climate-resilient transport 

       

Swiss 'Solar Impulse' begins its 19-hour flight from Moffett Field CA to Phoenix AZ without fossil fuel 3 May 2013. Photo credit -  © Graham Cameron.

Solar-powered plane takes off for flight around the world

Solar Impulse website

 

 

Swiss solar-powered MS Tûranor PlanetSolar (designed in New Zealand) - the largest solar powered boat afloat - in front of the Statue of Liberty, 20 June 2013. Photo credit - © PlanetSolar / Anthony Collins 

Urban transportation:

The challenge of energy-efficient transportation

Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Could moving walkways be the key to car-free cities of the future?

Air-train of the future    Hyperloop concept closer to becoming a reality    Hyperloop levitation    

South Korea tests "electric road" for public buses    A winning vision for the future of urban mobility

Trade-offs between costs and greenhouse gas emissions in the design of urban transit systems 

A move towards more sustainable transportation    Partnership on sustainable low carbon transport

Chinese bike-sharing start-up aims global with new model

How Rudolf Diesel's engine changed the world 

Smart vehicles in the urban traffic of the future    On the road toward 2050 

Driverless cars: who gets protected?

Our autonomous future: how driverless cars will be the first robots we learn to trust

Self-drive trucks 'future of Europe's busy highways'

Evacsys: a cloud-based service for emergency evacuation

Fuel Cells: 

Is hydrogen the future of the car?

New, inexpensive production materials boost promise of hydrogen fuel

One-step process to convert CO2 and water directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels 

New technique for turning sunlight into hydrogen

Are fuel cells environmetally friendly? Not always!   

Solar Fuels - photocatalytic hydrogen generation

Towards liquid fuels from carbon dioxide   

Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles 

Scientists discover quick recipe for producing hydrogen

Impact of a future H2-based road transportation sector on the composition and and chemiistry of the atmosphere - Part 2: Stratospheric ozone 

Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane and captures CO2

Aviation: 

Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel

Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the future

Civil aviation, air pollution and human health    Air traffic growth set to outpace carbon reduction efforts    

Can jet fuel grow on trees?    Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel

First-ever global deal struck on airline CO2 emissions

NASA's magnetic materials lab moves evolution of energy coversion forward

Uncovering the 'myths' behind technological solutions to aviation's climate change crisis

Can cockpit automation cause pilots to lose critical thinking skills? Research says yes

NASA's X-48 project completes flight research for cleaner, quieter aircraft

Research could save commercial airlines billions in new era of aviation

Subscale glider validating new wing design method    Electroflight

Radiation hazards from flying

Automobiles:

Mobile mayhem    Green cars ranking website

Breakthrough CO2 technology eliminates vehicle exhaust fumes at the source

Gasoline worse than diesel when it comes to some types of air pollution

Managing the transition to hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles

Hydrogen cars quickened by Copenhagen chemists

Car and van makers continue to meet EU CO2 emission targets ahead of schedule

Study of vehicle emissions will aid urban sustainability efforts 

Infrastructure and automoble shifts: positioning transit to reduce life-cycle environmental impacts for urban sustainability goals

Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine

What Elon Musk did - and did not - do when he "opened" Tesla's patents

Tesla: All our patents belong to you!    Tesla is a battery company!

Understanding electric car 'range anxiety' could be key to wider acceptance

Understanding the life of lithium ion batteries in electric vehicles

Electric-car battery material could harm key soil bacteria

How to make electric vehicles that actually reduce carbon

Flood risk in road networks    Roads could help rather than harm the environment    

Campaigning for the use of low-noise tyres    

Bike-sharing programs hit the streets in over 500 cities worldwide

Self-Driving Cars:  

Self-driving cars coming sooner than you think    How a driversless car sees the road 

Our autonomous future: how driverless cars will be the first robots we learn to trust

Massive autonomous vehicle sensor data: what does it mean?

Just  one autonomous car will use 4 TB of data per day

Pedestrians may run rampant in a world of self-driving cars

Automobile 2.0: reformulating the automobile as an IT system 

How software architects drive connected vehicles

The automobile as the next smart device    Driverless platoons

5-things to know about the future of Google's self-driving car company: Waymo 

A virtual twin: can virtual drivers resembling the user increase trust in smart cars?

Taking back control of an autonomous car affects human steering behavior 

Connected Cars:

 

Sea Transport:

A Warming World Could Add Billions to Shipping Costs    Ships going slow to reduce their NOx emissions

Optimizing hydrogen-powered passenger ferries 

International shipping should cut air pollutants and green house gases together

New shipping riute shows China's Arctic ambitions   PlanetSolar

Worldwide ship traffic up 300% since 1992    Global ship traffic seen from space

Regional:

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on US Transportation    

US transportation energy futures - project overview and findings     

US transportation energy futures points to deep cuts in petroleum and emissions     

High-speed rail with emerging automobiles and aircraft can reduce environmental impacts in California’s future

California: addressing climate change adaptation in regional transportation plans

NYC: Ride sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30% 

The cost of extreme weather to the European Transport System

Reducing the 45 billion euro health cost of  air pollution from lorries

Decarbonizing urban transport in European cities: four cases show possible high co-benefits

EU Impact Assessment: high capacity vehicles     EU NEMO Project

Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe

Hydrogen-powered vehicles in Switzerland

Germany, world champion in car-sharing

Rail line disruption set for dramatic increase as sea-levels continue to rise 

Toyota rolls out world's first mass market fuel-cell car

Japan now home to more electric vehicle charging stations than gas stations

The Urgent Need for “Smart Urban Transport” to Combat Climate Change in the People’s Republic of China

Shanghai's maglev high-speed train

UT Researchers Find China’s Pollution Related to E-Cars May Be More Harmful than Gasoline Cars

Asia: Changing Course in Urban Transport: an illustrated guide

Dutch team win Australian solar car race