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New Denser-Than-Water Fluid Could Make Pumped Hydro Cheaper and More Efficient

Can you have hydro storage without water? A British start-up is looking to open up the potential of pumped hydro renewable energy storage.

A Seamless and Comfortable Public Transport System? Real-Time Data Could Make It Happen

Will my bus be on time? How full will it be? Is there still room for my bike? Real-time data and forecasts can not only help to align public transport with actual demand, but also make it more reliable and attractive for passengers.

Is E-Mobility Picking Up Speed?

E-mobility has been around for years now — but the pace of its rollout has seemed, at times, to drag. But, in 2023, is e-mobility finally starting to speed up?

Will the Buses of the Future Be Driverless?

Could we soon be living in a time when buses drive themselves? Autonomous, on-demand shuttle projects are connecting cutting-edge technology with local transportation needs.

AI-Powered Smart Sockets Take Aim at Energy-Inefficient Office Space

Commercial buildings have high energy demands, but also long periods of inactivity. New smart sockets can automatically manage power to boost energy savings.

Radio Wave Power: New Technology Generates Power from Radio Frequencies

Could invisible radio frequencies be the future of the smart city Internet of Things revolution?

How Can the Mobility Transition Gain Momentum?

The transport sector is still responsible for enormous CO2 emissions. A mobility turnaround is urgently needed. But what are the essential steps and what role does digitalisation play in this?

Interview: Sustainable Digitisation Needs Cooperative Lobbying from Bits and Bäume

Last October, thousands of people gathered again at the Bits and Bäume Conference to discuss sustainability and digitization. We spoke with Friederike Rohde (IÖW) on developments and successes of the conference and important next steps for sustainable digitisation.