For centuries, cities have been laboratories for new progressive ideas. Facing climate change, they can act like pioneers for a sustainable lifestyle.
Artisense develops a 3D-vision technology for autonomous cars and robots to navigate effectively.
They’re cheap, quick and convenient – but will the business model for e-scooter sharing hold up?
The European Commission wants to build a strong battery industry that can compete with Asia, but has it entered the game too late?
Online courses can broaden access to higher education. But to help African students get jobs they should be integrated with local universities.
How do you keep the skies from becoming a giant, noisy, dangerous cloud of drones? Manufacturers and regulators are working on the answers.
Everyone from Airbus to Uber is interested. They could be part of the urban landscape in the next decade.
Anticipating a decline in car ownership, start-ups like Bestmile and Amber plan to power seamless on-demand services.
Flexible railway systems can offer cheaper and faster transport in greater quantities. Their potential is most promising in freight handling.
Even as concepts like Hyperloop emerge, European leadership is not in danger.
Elon Musk’s dream of a train that can travel at 1,200 km/h faces serious unresolved engineering challenges.
Recent tests have shown the viability of the futuristic train. But does this mean we will have a new mode of transportation any time soon?
Germany’s auto industry is embracing the hottest technologies. The capital of Bavaria is driving the shift.
Contrary to popular belief, sustainable solutions can be good for business. A look at some of Europe’s most innovative efforts.
Europe’s aerospace hub is a thriving, synergistic blend of industry giants, start-ups and research centres.
Sound pollution has become one of the main health hazards in European cities. New technologies may provide some solutions.
Some people fret that artificial intelligence will end civilization as we know it, others believe it can solve every problem.
A Danish expert explains his strategy for making urban life sustainable and liveable.
The digital revolution and the ability to process huge amounts of information have changed the way research is done. Here are three examples.
Trains are particularly safe. But IT bugs and problems with the signalling systems represent a constant security threat.
Some smaller countries are showing how efficiency-enhancing innovations can begin to shift some goods transport away from lorries.
Will autonomous locomotives one day operate outside urban areas?
Petrol power helped shape the 20th century, but its decline may define the 21st. So how will the future of urban transport look?
Careful study of the waste carried by aircraft now offers valuable clues on how infectious diseases spread.
The fight against congestion is getting some new tools: mobile phones and complex algorithms.
Safely mimicking all foibles in software and hardware of driving will take at least another decade, if not longer.
There are bright ideas for how to make our cities more fluid, but they won’t do much good unless decision-makers show more vision and courage.
It can be difficult to effect behavioural change in large cities, but Stockholm and London have shown that a well-conceived nudge will deliver results.
Cycling is healthy and good for the environment – so no wonder bicycle use in some European cities has doubled since the early 2000s.
Inspired by Skype, ambitious entrepreneurs have the confidence to believe their dreams can come true
Part car, part plane, Aeromobil needs just a 200-m straightaway to deploy its wings and take off.
Everywhere you turn, optical engineering is at the heart of new technologies. No wonder 2015 has been named the Year of Light.
Human augmentation elicits reactions that are not unanimously positive.
Mobile devices need energy – lots of it. Instead of focussing only on improving battery performance, some scientists are looking at the ambient energy that is all around us.
An amazing project may enable paralysed humans to walk again, with the help of an exoskeleton controlled directly by their thoughts.