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Adriair: air taxi on the Mediterranean
Transportation

Adriair: air taxi on the Mediterranean

Adriair is an air taxi service for the Mediterranean area. An idea that, if translated into practice, could improve connections with the Balkan area and relaunch the smaller Italian airports, including the Ridolfi di Forlì recently put up for sale. Promoting a network of air taxi services in the Adriatic area would make it possible to better manage the transport needs for small numbers of goods and people but at high frequency, connected to the commercial relations maintained by local companies with the Balkan coastal area.

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Electric mobility arrives in Naples

In Naples, not only virtuous initiatives such as Bee-Green's Mobility Sharing but also events and exhibitions dedicated to the world of electric mobility. The latest example was the E-DAY, held last Tuesday at the headquarters of the CNR Motors Institute. The day saw a technical seminar with the setting up of a free test drive for both two and four-wheeled electric vehicles.
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Transportation

Skypump, the second renewable charging station

The second charging station for electric vehicles powered by a wind turbine is born in Spain. The second? Yes, because the first was installed here in Italy, it is located in Latina. This Spanish is the new Sanya Skypump station, installed in Barcelona thanks to the collaboration between General Electric and Urban Green Energy.
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Transportation

Green ideas for last mile logistics

Today more than ever, the concept of last mile logistics is very topical. For companies that distribute their products, the effective and efficient management of the last level of the logistics chain is undoubtedly the most important challenge to be overcome due to the operational complexity, to the increasingly stringent regulatory constraints, to the strong rise in the cost of some items. of cost (such as fuel) and, last but not least, due to a general situation of continually contracting demand.
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Transportation

The most beautiful train in the world is green

Frecciarossa 1000 is the "most beautiful train in the world" presented in August by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane at the Meeting of Friendship among the Peoples of Rimini. Which is the "most beautiful in the world" FSI suggested in the slogan that accompanies the launch of the new racing car, but it also seems to share all those who have been able to preview the prototypes in the spaces of the Meeting (for the operation it will take another year and a few months).
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Transportation

Perseo 150 cc, the hybrid scooter made in Italy

When you think of electric vehicles, anxiety arises: "what if the battery runs out and I walk?". This is why there are hybrid vehicles. To propose a hybrid scooter is the Italian company Aspes, specialized in motorization and electric two wheels. The Perseo Hybrid scooter is proposed to the public with three driving modes, only electric, hybrid and simply petrol.
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Transportation

Get on board and win a Smart Electric

Do you want to win a Smart Electric? Then you don't have time to waste, you have to take part in the “The Millionth“ contest. The competition was launched by NTV and allows you to receive as a gift the Smart Eletric Drive or one of the 31 travel packages made available for the contest. The Smart Eletric Drive is the ecological version of the two-seater Smart vehicle.
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Transportation

AILOG and the problem of the last mile

Is last mile logistics inefficient? Looking at the low filling rates of the vehicles, the empty journeys, the age and quality of the vehicles - even if with big differences between one supply chain and the other - the answer today can only be yes: the margins for improvement are very large but the market finds it hard to take advantage of it, and when it does it is not always as it should be.
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Transportation

Bridge over the Strait of Messina, an impossible work

Will the bridge over the Strait of Messina ever be built? There are those who say that only in Italy could such a project be conceived. The elusive bridge should extend for a length of 3.3 km and should be a single-span bridge, with double road and rail decks. At least according to the current project, a plan that, according to environmental associations, should be sent back to the sender.
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Cargohopper, the solar truck

We hardly find electric cars powered by solar panels, the few that are seen are very small and light. The reason is obvious, the maximum efficiency is achieved with light structures, but the sun can do a lot, it is a powerful energy source, as Cargohopper demonstrates.The Cargohopper solar truck, is not just a project but roams the streets of Holland , in the city of Utrecht.
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Chicago, green streets are coming

The Chicago Department of Transportation has publicly announced the birth of the greenest road in America but probably also the globe. The road is characterized by the use of photocatalytic concrete, a material known for its ability to capture some harmful gases from the air. Vehicle exhausts emit harmful gases such as nitrogen oxides, the photocatalytic action of the road surface will eliminate nitrogen oxides from the atmosphere making the air healthier!
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Zero Motorcycles, the electric bikes from California

Electric motorcycles are not as successful as electric cars. The motorcycle sector is in crisis but a very positive aspect is coming from Zero Motorcycles, a Californian company, which has revealed a preview of the electric motorcycles of 2013.Thanks to the arrival of the new Z-Force engine completely developed for motorcycle use, the bikes have could receive a power boost.
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Transportation

AAA Airport for sale: the first case in Europe in Forlì

AAA airport for sale. In good condition, used but not too much, ideal for investors with innovative projects. The airport in question is Luigi Ridolfi in Forlì, the third regional airport in Emilia Romagna for passenger traffic, for which ENAC (National Civil Aviation Authority) has ready the concession for total management to potential Italian and international investors.
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Forlì: 5.7 million to buy the airport

It takes (so to speak) 5.7 million euros to acquire the total management concession of the Luigi Ridolfi Airport in Forlì, the third in Emilia Romagna for passenger traffic. We had news of the initiative to sell the airport to private individuals (the first case in Europe and the first privatization in Italy of airport management companies), so here is the rest.
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Interporto di Torino experiments with sustainable logistics

As part of the projects for sustainable logistics, the Interport of Turin has activated a collaboration with the Polytechnic of Turin for the experimentation of wireless sensors for the detection of WIM and WSN traffic, two systems presented in recent days at the world congress of the ITS (International Telecommunication Society) in Vienna.
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Transportation

Autolib, an excellent example of Car-sharing

Bike Sharing and Car Sharing programs could transform urban transport systems. The excellence of the Bike Sharing of the City of Milan has shown us how sharing vehicles (electric and non-electric) can facilitate citizenship and promote sustainable mobility. Another example comes to us from Paris which shows itself to be the undisputed leader of sharing programs and is now part of the adventure with Autolib, the Parisian program for sharing electric cars.
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Transportation

"Fast charge" electric buses

Have you ever wondered how much CO2 emits a bus? At the traffic lights they stay with the engine running, they make numerous races around the city and they are very busy! Driving is characterized by continuous braking and acceleration as they move in an often congested urban environment. One solution could be electric buses: they are not subject to extraordinary autonomy as the routes are planned and consumption is largely controllable.
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A cascade of proposals for Mobility in the EU

Funding for projects related to electromobility, more green cars, more safety, more alternative fuels, fewer harmful emissions and tax incentives for smart mobility. The European Commission has presented an action plan to strengthen the automotive industry. The topics covered are numerous, from harmful emissions to road safety, from research to electromobility, trade negotiations and international harmonization are needed.
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Transportation

The electric bus that recharges at the stop

The state of Utah today can boast of having the first and only electric bus that recharges wirelessly. The electric bus is the result of a project completed by the State University of Utah, an important research organization in North America. The vehicle is also the first of its kind to achieve high standards for electric mobility.
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Transportation

From November, green stamp on tires

You can contribute to environmental protection through a more appropriate use of the car. Sustainable driving can be accompanied by a greener type of tire. In this perspective, legislation has been approved which requires tire manufacturers and retailers to display a label on the product which will contain all information regarding the technical data.
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APA: it eats smog against fine dust

Is it possible to purify the air of fine dust and volatile pollutants? The problem of the many Italians who live in city traffic or near polluting industrial areas could be solved (at least in part) thanks to technological platforms designed to reduce air pollution.
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