What are the key elements for good urban planning in the 21st century? Joan Cloas discusses sustainable cities at thecrystal.org.
The Porsche 914, battery life and charge time are all looked at by host Lisa Van Pay as she visits the scientists and engineers working to make the electric car of the future a reality today.
Lisa Van Pay of the National Science Foundation meets Will Lark, an MIT graduate student working on the CityCar project. The two discuss the technologies that make this vehicle unique and explore the relationship between art, science and design.
A race where the winner is not necessarily the fastest, but the one that produced the least carbon. London companies competed with each to demonstrate who owns the cleanest and greenest fleet in the capital.
This report illustrates the tips drivers should apply. Sparing use of air conditioning, frequent checks of tyre pressure and moving off without letting the engine idle are explained and illustrated. It also describes the importance of anticipating traffic flow, shifting up quickly and reaching cruising speed as fast as possible.
Europe’s roads are saturated. It’s estimated that the quantity of goods carried by road will increase by 20 Billion tonne-kilometres a year between now and 2013. The EU’s Marco Polo II programme wants to buck this trend, and is already ensuring that over 42 billion tonne-kilometers will be shifted from the road to alternative forms of transport.
COMEDY SPECIAL – The film targets gas guzzling 4x4s using the language and style of traditional car adverts that portray 4×4 drivers escaping their urban environment for the freedom of the open road.
Hydrogen device cuts fuel bills and emissions for larger vehicles. The bolt-on system produces small amounts of hydrogen which helps engines to burn conventional fuels more efficiently.
The biotruck expedition was an extraordinary success being independently certified as the world’s first Carbon-Negative Expedition. Andy Pag and John Grimshaw travelled through France, Spain, Morocco and Mauritania to a small town in Mali, 200km short of Timbuktu where they delivered a biodiesel processing unit to MFC, a local charity. Here are some of the highlights from their trip…
The Vestas SailRocket is the outright world speed sailing record contender. It employs a concept in which the sail and keel elements are positioned so that there is virtually no overturning moment and no net vertical lift. When used correctly, this results in a boat which no longer has obvious stability limits and in which the only significant response to gusts is a change in speed!