ERTICO empowers the logistics and autonomous vehicle industry with two new European projects

As of this year, the European community of shippers, logistics service providers, mobility infrastructure providers, cities, authorities and the automotive industry will benefit from two brand new European-funded projects: 5G-LOGINNOV and 5G-META. By testing and evaluating 5G-enabled services, 5G-LOGINNOV will reduce emissions, synchronise 5G in “intelligent” approaches to the management, routing and optimisation in port areas and use a secure information sharing infrastructure. 5G-META, coordinated by ERTICO Partner Vicomtech, will evaluate and showcase the added value of 5G technology for connected and automated mobility applications. ERTICO is delighted to announce the start of a brand...


What’s your preferred mode of transport for urban trips before and after COVID-19?

The European project ELVITEN is testing different schemes for sharing, rental or ownership of light EVs (Electric Vehicles) through demonstrations in six European cities. The project evaluates the potential for light EVs to replace trips in cities currently made by car, van or motorcycle, for both personal trips and business trips (including use by companies for small deliveries). This short survey is aimed at citizens living in or near one of the six demonstration cities (or who visit one of them regularly): Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. The survey investigates users’ regular mode of transport for local urban trips (before and after the COVID-19 restrictions) and...


BMW Group steps up electromobility: E-drives for half a million electrified vehicles

The BMW Group is stepping up its e-mobility ramp-up and setting new standards for the transformation of the industry with its production. Last week, at its largest European manufacturing location in Dingolfing, the company opened the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production. Having produced electric powertrain components in Dingolfing since 2013, the BMW Group is now expanding its capacity significantly. Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder and Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Oliver Zipse symbolically launched production of the new, highly integrated BMW e-drive, which combines the electric motor, transmission and power electronics in a central housing. The new generation...


€5 million awarded to blockchain solutions for social innovations

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has awarded €5 million to six winners selected in a call to identify scalable, deployable and high-impact blockchain solutions for societal challenges. The winning solutions propose blockchain applications for fair trade and circular economy, increasing transparency in production processes and quality information, improving accountability and contributing to financial inclusion and renewable energy. Blockchains for Social Good The goal of the EIC (European Innovation Council) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good was to recognise and support the efforts made by developers and civil society in exploring the...

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