Dutch authorities have launched an innovative scheme involving foot-level traffic lights which is aimed at warning pedestrians distracted by their smartphones. With pedestrians increasingly preoccupied with their devices - some are straying on to the road and into oncoming traffic. However, a Dutch town is set to roll-out a pilot project aimed at warning pedestrians of potential danger.
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A US start-up company has disclosed its lofty ambitions to create a 'supersonic' rail transport system which would connect two major European cities.
Hyper-Loop Transit Technologies (HTT) publicly announced that it had reached an agreement to carry out a feasibility study into the prospect of implementing a supersonic hyper-loop rail system between the European cities of Brno (Czech Republic) and Bratislava (Slovakia).
A French engineering company is currently testing the prospect of implementing solar panel roads across four continents - and the company plan to commercialize its cutting edge technology by 2018. A subsidiary of engineering company Bouygues, called Colas SA - is behind the innovative project and extensive testing is currently taking place at a test site in Tourouvre, Normandy.
The city of Barcelona became the world capital of sustainability for three days after hosting four international events focused on sustainable development at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via. Over 32,000 professionals from a hundred countries discovered the latest innovations, trends and technologies, as well as sharing experiences regarding smart cities, energy, the integral water cycle and circular economy through the Smart City Expo World Congress, Circular Economy European Summit (CEES), iWater and the European Utility Week.
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