Robot taxis, door-to-door services, autonomous mini-buses – the new world of mobility promises to be revolutionary. At the 5th Smart Mobility Forum, in association with eMO Premium Partner BVG, the possibilities of "Automation of public transport in cities” were discussed.
In conjunction with Boreal Bikes, eMO held a workshop on the subject of the ‘Connected E-Bike’ at this year’s CycleHack. 50 participants discussed innovative ideas for the bicycle of tomorrow at the Fab Lab in Prenzlauer Berg.
How can a main road be transformed into a green street? The BOULEVARD POTSDAMER Initiative – turning roads GREEN! – is driving forward this concept and generating momentum that will lead to sustainable and ecological change on our congested roads.
The Berlin Public Transport Company (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe - BVG) is currently testing another electric bus. A bus manufactured by the Dutch company VDL is being operated on line 204 between the Zoologischer Garten and Südkreuz stations. This bus joins the fleet of four Solaris e-buses.
The EU Commission honours European towns and cities that improve the quality of life of their citizens. Berlin has impressed the judges with its use of shared governance which enables urban districts to experiment in different areas from social innovation to logistics.
There are fewer charging stations in Berlin than were promised by the senate due to complicated approval processes and other factors. However, there is no need for drivers to be concerned. There are actually too many charging stations in proportion to the number of electric cars.
The Orca ten Broke is a zero-emission floating meeting venue that will travel around the capital city’s waterways. In addition to the photovoltaic system on the height adjustable sundeck and the high-capacity batteries, the ship is equipped with a HVO diesel generator.
eMO club member, the Reiner Lemoine Institute, is investigating charging needs in Brandenburg. According to the study, at least 300 additional standard and 132 rapid charging points are needed. A follow-up project will encompass usage concepts and the development of the charging infrastructure.