University of Limerick joins the ERTICO Partnership

ERTICO is delighted to announce that the University of Limerick, a higher education institution in Limerick, Ireland, has joined its Partnership. This new collaboration opens ERTICO’s network to another important player in the Research sector. Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 16,500 students and around 1,700 staff.  The University offers programmes across a wide range of disciplines, including arts, business, engineering and construction, health and medicine, information and communication technology, law, mathematics and natural sciences and is particularly focused on research excellence. The campus is home to...


MaaS Alliance: Technology and standards

MaaS Alliance thrives on its members’ will to collaborate on new ideas to achieve a flourishing MaaS ecosystem in Europe and worldwide. In doing so, three Working Groups (WGs), each focusing on a dedicated topic, are currently running thanks to the dedication of our Working Group leaders. In this blog, Ferdinand Burgersdijk, leader of the Technology and Standards Working Group, shares his thoughts on MaaS now and what MaaS will be. It has been quite the roller coaster ride, loaded with all kinds of sentiments ranging from cheers to full-on stress. But, it is time to reflect on the last five years and recognise what has been accomplished. The Dutch Ministry consulted me to bring harmony to...


Siemens Mobility and Continental develops truck manufacturing pantographs

Siemens Mobility and Continental Engineering Services (CES) will cooperate in the future on the development and manufacture of pantographs for trucks. The eHighway technology from Siemens Mobility supplies trucks with electricity via an overhead line. The cooperation aims to electrify key stretches of highway networks in Germany’s autobahn network with overhead contact lines and thus significantly reduce CO 2 emissions from trucks. The new partnership combines expertise from two technology worlds: Siemens Mobility is a specialist in rail electrification, Continental Engineering Services is a development and production service provider for automotive technologies. The two companies will now...


Question on applying emissions trading

Despite EU legislation applicable since 2010 and the transport sector being included in Member States’ targets under the Effort Sharing Regulation, emission reductions have not been fast enough in this sector. How will applying emissions trading in road transport work? While CO2 emissions standards bring new and cleaner cars to the market, it is essential to decarbonise transport fuels that serve the existing fleet. The Commission, therefore, proposes to create a new EU-wide emissions trading system for the fuel supply industry, which will put a price on carbon emissions from road transport (and heating) fuels. This system will not apply at the level of the individual transport user...

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