A system for managing and storing energy, developed by EPFL’s Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory, has been inaugurated on the school’s campus. The system, which received extensive co-financing from the Canton of Vaud, is built around an industrial- capacity battery developed by Vaud-based company Leclanché. It is now connected to the Romande Energie-EPFL solar park and will be used to conduct real-world tests on the behavior of a power grid that is fed electricity from solar panels.
Indra, the number one multinational and consulting company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe and Latin America, has been awarded a contract for the engineering, supply and implementation of systems of street signposting and tram priority, access control and ticketing for the new tram in Cuenca, the third-largest city in Ecuador. The Cuenca tram is currently under construction and is expected to begin operating in June 2016. It will be used by around 120,000 passengers a day, or 39 million a year. It will be the largest mass transport system in the city, which is considered “the Athens of Ecuador” thanks to its architectural and artistic heritage.
The Market for Smart Urban Mobility Infrastructure and Services Is Expected to Total $144 Million from 2015 to 2024
Increased connectivity is helping cities shift to flexible, on-demand mobility, report finds
A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for smart urban mobility infrastructure and services in smart cities, including carsharing, ridesharing, advanced traffic management, smart parking, and other transportation innovations, with regional forecasts for revenue, through 2024.