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Life Sciences - Transport - 26.08.2021
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH Space Hub and Airbus Defence and Space are sending an experiment into space on the next resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS) with the aim of advancing the industrial production of human tissue in microgravity.

Transport - Environment - 05.08.2021
EPFL gets its first fast-charging station for electric vehicles
EPFL gets its first fast-charging station for electric vehicles
A team of EPFL engineers, in association with local businesses and authorities, are testing novel algorithms for the deployment of greener EV fast-charging stations.

Transport - 20.07.2021

Transport - 27.05.2021
Which type of transportation user are you?
Which type of transportation user are you?
Sociologists at EPFL conducted a survey of the factors that prompt people to select one form of transportation over another, and then compared the results from cities across Switzerland.

Environment - Transport - 26.02.2021
A call for charging points at home
For Switzerland to become climate neutral, there's no way around electric mobility.

Transport - Environment - 12.11.2020

Transport - Civil Engineering - 13.10.2020
Bike-and-ride, an innovative opportunity for the Lake Geneva region
Bike-and-ride, an innovative opportunity for the Lake Geneva region
As part of his Master's project at EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory (LASUR) , Felix Boesch conducted a survey on the combined use of bicycles and trains in the Lausanne and Nyon urban agglomerations.

Computer Science - Transport - 29.07.2020
Predicting the unknown
Predicting the unknown
Olga Fink develops artificial intelligence algorithms for industrial assets, rolling stock and power plants.

Environment - Transport - 16.07.2020

Transport - Environment - 21.06.2020
Pilot assistance system LNAS reduces noise in the approach path
Pilot assistance system LNAS reduces noise in the approach path
During more than 90 approaches to Zurich Airport conducted under the leadership of the Swiss SkyLab Foundation, researchers from Empa and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) tested an assistance system that supports pilots via a display during quiet and, at the same time, fuel-efficient approaches. The results show a measurable reduction in noise emissions and fuel consumption.

Computer Science - Transport - 19.05.2020
Successful retrofitting of VW diesel engines
Successful retrofitting of VW diesel engines
Using exhaust gas measurements taken from the roadside, a team from the University of York and Empa was able to prove the Dieselgate scandal has led to positive results. The forced retrofitting of thousands of VW diesel engines saves the environment throughout Europe considerable amounts of Nitrogen oxide (NO x ).

Economics / Business - Transport - 04.05.2020
Transportation economics in the age of coronavirus
The global economy is seeking to recover from the crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, with the expected return to normalcy that could take several months, if not more.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 10.12.2019

Transport - Physics - 10.09.2019
Low-noise landing thanks to pilot assistance system
Low-noise landing thanks to pilot assistance system
Approach and landing are among the most complex phases of a flight.

Transport - Environment - 02.09.2019

Materials Science - Transport - 08.07.2019
Ready to recycle?
The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries' The association of Swiss car importers, "auto-schweiz", is striving for a recycling solution for the entire industry.

Transport - Environment - 26.03.2019
Gaps in the law cause pollution
Gaps in the law cause pollution
Diesel vans are dirtier in winter than many know: Where there are still gaps in emissions legislation, soot particles and nitrogen oxides (NOx) continue to be produced.

Transport - Environment - 12.03.2019
The future of mobility is diverse
The future of mobility is diverse
Empa is presenting sustainable fuels of the future at the Petroleum Association's stand in Hall 6 of the Geneva Motor Show.

Transport - 10.12.2018
Reserve your driving time to reduce traffic congestion
Reserve your driving time to reduce traffic congestion
For his thesis, EPFL PhD student Raphaël Lamotte studied rush-hour traffic congestion. He suggests implementing a system whereby commuters reserve time on a special traffic lane - like booking a seat on a flight - to help cities accommodate a growing number of car-sharing programs and, eventually, self-driving cars.

Transport - Health - 05.11.2018
Great honor for research on vehicle emissions
Great honor for research on vehicle emissions
This year's Swiss Aerosol Award goes to Maria Muñoz. The Empa researcher investigated the emission behavior of so-called GDI engines (gasoline-direct injection).

Transport - Economics / Business - 26.09.2018
Smart transportation systems need smart governance
Two EPFL researchers have just published a book highlighting the need for cities to adopt adequate governance mechanisms for their transportation systems.

Transport - 06.09.2018
An algorithm calculates the best way to visit 26 cantons in 24 hours
An algorithm calculates the best way to visit 26 cantons in 24 hours
A team of EPFL students will take part in the Swiss Train Challenge this Friday. The goal is to set foot in each of Switzerland's 26 cantons in less than 24 hours - relying solely on the country's public transport network.

Materials Science - Transport - 20.04.2018
World's largest electric truck in
World’s largest electric truck in
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in a quarry in Péry in the Bernese Jura from 20 April.

Materials Science - Transport - 20.04.2018
Start of work for the world’s largest electric truck
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April.

Transport - Chemistry - 09.04.2018
The fight for clean emissions continues
The fight for clean emissions continues
It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters.

Physics - Transport - 15.02.2018
Profitable for both sides
The young company Swiss Hydrogen is located in Fribourg. Here work is under way on competitive high-performance fuel cells that could be used in environmentally friendly vehicles or deployed as stationary power generators.

Innovation - Transport - 23.01.2018

Transport - Chemistry - 09.12.2017
The fight for clean emissions continues
The fight for clean emissions continues
It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters.

Transport - Materials Science - 13.09.2017
World's largest electric vehicle
World’s largest electric vehicle
A Swiss consortium of companies is constructing the largest electric vehicle in the world - in record time.

Transport - 17.07.2017
From rail to sky in a Clip-Air capsule
From rail to sky in a Clip-Air capsule
Summer series - students works. For his Master's project, Martin Ellwanger worked on the capsules that are an integral part of the Clip-Air modular airplane.

Transport - Materials Science - 23.05.2017
Soot particles from GDI engines
Soot particles from GDI engines
Are new gasoline cars environmentally friendly? Not always, says a new study led by Empa scientists: some direct-injection gasoline engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past.

Transport - Materials Science - 06.10.2016
Rapidly fueled for a long range journey
Rapidly fueled for a long range journey
Empa has launched Switzerland's first hydrogen station for passenger cars on its campus in Dübendorf.

Transport - Environment - 05.08.2016
Studying more eco-friendly mobility in a Fribourg neighborhood
Studying more eco-friendly mobility in a Fribourg neighborhood
!- 05.08.16 - Summer series on student projects (5) - Charles Jeanbart's semester project brings the question of mobility into the Solar Decathlon, an inter-university competition to design an autonomous solar house.

Transport - 23.06.2016
Autonomous shuttles take over the old town in Sion
Autonomous shuttles take over the old town in Sion
23.06.16 - Driverless vehicles will be tested on public roads - a first for Switzerland - starting today.

Transport - 28.04.2016

Transport - Materials Science - 22.02.2016
Simulating future noise
Simulating future noise
Noise is disturbing and can be harmful to health. Empa researchers have now succeeded in simulating road noise by means of «auralisation». The aim is to make noise audible along traffic routes that are merely in the planning stage - and thus include countermeasures at the same time. Auralisation is understood as making audible those sound events that will only occur in the future.

Environment - Transport - 02.02.2016
Bolivia looks to improve its air quality
Bolivia's cities suffer from severe air pollution. A Swiss project entitled Aire Limpio is helping to improve their air quality.

Transport - Chemistry - 01.02.2016
Hydrogen: a fuel with a future
Hydrogen: a fuel with a future
Just how safe, sustainable and economical are hydrogen-powered vehicles? This was the question that around 300 experts and members of the interested public addressed during a conference held at Empa.

Physics - Transport - 11.07.2012
Distribution of soot particles in particulate filters of diesel vehicles seen for the first time
Distribution of soot particles in particulate filters of diesel vehicles seen for the first time
Nowadays, all diesel motor vehicles are fitted with a particulate filter as standard, as part of the Euro5 Emission Standard. These filters prevent the harmful soot and ash particles in exhaust gases from entering the environment. However, within the automotive industry, exactly how the soot particles are deposited inside these filters has not been known.

Materials Science - Transport - 12.09.2011
Lightening the load with composite materials
Lightening the load with composite materials
EPFL's Laboratory of Composite and Polymer Technology is participating in HIVOCOMP, an EU program to develop innovative materials for the automotive industry.

Transport - 05.07.2011
EPFL paves the way for PostBus to grow
EPFL paves the way for PostBus to grow
A study commissioned by PostBus Switzerland Ltd. and carried out in three EPFL laboratories identifies the needs and expectations of the Swiss public regarding "combined" mobility, which curre

Transport - Innovation - 21.06.2011
Red Light, Green Light - Automated Driving Takes The Wheel
Today, at the HAVEit Final Event, 17 partners from the European automotive industry and scientific community, including EPFL, are set to demonstrate the highly automated future of driving.

Transport - Computer Science - 17.06.2011
Europe looks into helicopter commuting
Europe looks into helicopter commuting
A European research program is studying the feasibility of a new kind of individual transport that avoids traffic jams by taking to the skies.

Transport - 08.06.2009
Growing impact of urban freight traffic
08.06.2009 / Bern - SNF Between 1993 and 2003 the number of journeys by commercial vehicles within the Swiss conurbations rose by half.