Monday, 21 January 2019

How to restrict parking without protest

A car park in Zurich

Parking takes up a lot of space on valuable land that the community pays for. Zurich has successfully tackled the problem by restricting the number of cars allowed on inner-city roads and moving car parking underground.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Could sharing office parking spaces with residents relieve the housing shortage?

If better use is made of existing parking facilities, new housing can be built more quickly – without the mandatory number of parking spaces.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Electric car owners must change their habits

We have a solid power grid in the Netherlands and it can handle considerable demand. But not if electric driving really takes off and we all want to charge our vehicles at the same time.

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Should EV drivers be charged extra for hogging charging points?

People use charging points as regular parking spaces even when their car has been fully charged for hours. This can be really annoying if your battery is low and there’s no alternative charging point in the vicinity.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Self-driving cars should spare the young over the old

Ethics: if a self-driving car has to take a decision about knocking down a pedestrian, should it spare the life of a young man or an old woman?

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Why investing in purpose-built parking facilities makes sense

Investing in purpose-built parking facilities is different to investing in other commercial properties. Purpose-built parking facilities represent a lower risk of lost income.

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

The solution to practically everything: put parking prices up

In the Netherlands, you have the right to vote, the right to speak, to right to rally… and more often than not, the right to park for free right outside your front door.

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Monday, 30 April 2018

Swedish e-cars take a power trip

Someone at the Swedish National Road Agency truly had a brainstorm when they hit on this bright idea. Not only does it reduce fossil-fuel use in the transport sector, it tackles two key barriers to e-car adoption: battery performance and cost.

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The unexpected complexity of car-sharing

The concept is simple. A large number of cars remain stationary all day, and most cities would benefit from having fewer cars.

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Can AVs master the ‘language’ of driving?

In cities and countries around the world, drivers use a range of hand signals to communicate with other drivers.

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