Mobility and Transportation

28 Mai Energy configuration of buildings (ECB) from concept to implementation / Configurarea energetica a cladirilor (CEC) de la concept la aplicare

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The paper presents the purpose and objectives of the energetic modernization of the existing building activities and design principles of the new buildings, characterized by high Energy and Environment performance.
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28 Mai The way to the smart cities of the future – “Smart Cities” / Catre orasele inteligente ale viitorului – “Smart Cities”

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The topic approached in this paper follows the actual trends of power system modernization through the smart grid(s) concept. In particular, the smart metering, smart home and electric vehicle concepts are developed simultaneously with the idea of smarter cities through development of advanced electric equipments, telecommunications and computing technologies and robust infrastructure.
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28 Mai Redevelopment of the MacDonald warehouse

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The MacDonald warehouse was built in 1970 on the Boulevard Macdonald in the 19th district of Paris, France. To ensure that the warehouse is re-used, not demolished, the conversion must use the existing structure to accommodate the programme, but without adding extra constraints by comparison with a new structure.
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21 Oct Innovation and Sustainable Surface Transport

Hungarian Academy of Engineering (HAE)
2009
The scarcity of oil as a fossil fuel and the continuous tightening up of the CO2 emission goals in conjunction with a sharp increase of individual mobility in Asia and many other regions of the world call into question the internal combustion engine as the dominant drive technology. The necessity of the reduction of greenhouse gases, connected to the rising level of urbanization, will make the technological switchover from the internal combustion engine to the electrical drive more attractive in the future. The volume documents the contributions to the acatech Academy Event in April 2010. They investigate the potentials of electric mobility and the challenges for science and technology that have to be mastered on the way to an electro-mobile future.
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21 Oct Electric Mobility – Potentials and Challenges for Science and Technology

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2010
The scarcity of oil as a fossil fuel and the continuous tightening up of the CO2 emission goals in conjunction with a sharp increase of individual mobility in Asia and many other regions of the world call into question the internal combustion engine as the dominant drive technology. The necessity of the reduction of greenhouse gases, connected to the rising level of urbanization, will make the technological switchover from the internal combustion engine to the electrical drive more attractive in the future. The volume documents the contributions to the acatech Academy Event in April 2010. They investigate the potentials of electric mobility and the challenges for science and technology that have to be mastered on the way to an electro-mobile future.
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21 Oct Statement: How Germany Can Become the Leading Provider of Electric Mobility

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2010
Anybody wanting to carry electric mobility in Germany forward on a sustainable basis should mainly invest in research and development in order to create marketable components and systems as well as the corresponding infrastructure. Consumption incentives in the way of the so-called environmental premium alone do not suffice to achieve the ambitious goals that the federal government pursues, i.e. the “National Development Plan for Electric Mobility.”
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21 Oct Electric Vehicles: charged with potential

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2010
This study has investigated the implications of the large-scale adoption of electric cars in Britain.  Electric vehicles hold the promise, if widely adopted, of drastically reducing carbon emissions from surface transport and could, therefore, form a major plank in the UK’s efforts to meet the binding emissions reduction targets enshrined in the 2008 Climate Change Act.  This report concludes that the success of electric vehicles in the UK will rely on a number of infrastructural improvements and early agreement on standards and protocols. Development of the technologies ahead of these decisions could reduce public acceptance of EVs, if different charging solutions are being offered, and ultimately require increased future investment in infrastructure to accommodate multiple standards.
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21 Oct Mobile communications as a progress driving force

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2010
Society and mobile communications. Mobile communications historical milestones. ICT: some historical keystones. Some market trends. Broadcast spectrum. Notes of broadcast engineering. Broadcast sources. Spectrum regulation. Spectrum dynamic assignment. Cognitive broadcast. Cognitive networks. Cooperation for management of broadcasting sources. Cognition and cooperation in mobile networks. Broadcasting as a vehicle for future Internet.
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21 Oct The Action Field of Mobility: Safeguarding Infrastructures. Improving Traffic Efficiency. Seizing Export Opportunities

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2011
Efficient roads and railways constitute the lifelines of individual mobility and logistics. Given the increasing burdens on government budgets, however, the maintenance and extension of the traffic infrastructure is becoming increasingly more difficult. Against this backdrop, acatech has made statements in its “Mobility 2020” on traffic development in Germany and offered recommendations for action in terms of the need-oriented advancement of the infrastructure as early as 2006. The study on hand is the revision and continuation of the developments forecasted then. It shows that the trend of regionally varying traffic growth is continuing. Particularly regional agglomerations of the so-called C category are therefore dependent on sustainable mobility concepts, including electric mobility and traffic management, while rural regions, e.g. in Northern Germany, feature a downward tendency. In the second part, the volume also presents ways how integrated mobility solutions could contribute to the solution of global challenges.
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21 Oct Smart Cities – German High Technology for the City of the Future

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2011
Worldwide urbanization is a crucial challenge of the 21st century. More people are living in regional agglomerations than in rural regions for the first time since 2007; they will add up to 60% in 2030. The stronger the concentration, the more cities and agglomerations will depend on networked technologies. “Smart” technologies offer answers to various requirement areas in this context. Germany has good opportunities to establish itself as a leading provider of innovative package solutions. The statement of the German Academy of Science and Engineering on hand presents which framework conditions have to be created on the part of policy making so as to utilize the potential.
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