Feature Report: Focus on Sustainable Mobility: Ages 11-14

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Sustainable Mobility: The Challenges of Tomorrow

As with all projects, it is important to set clear objectives before defining how to achieve them.

Voiture électrique
The market for electric vehicles is booming

Why Sustainable Mobility?

  • Less traffic congestion in urban areas.
  • Faster and especially safer travel.
  • Less air pollution and less noise.

Other goals:

 

How Do We Make Sustainable Mobility a Reality? Through Technology and Innovation

 

Sustainable Mobility Starts With More ElectricityForm of energy resulting from the movement of charged particles (electrons) through a conductor...

  • Hybrid and all-electric cars are already on the road.
  • Light aircraft equipped with batteries that are recharged on the ground between trips have also hit the market. But the bigger the plane, the heavier the battery...
  • As for solar aircraft, they run on electricity generated by solar panels on their huge wings. The technology is even more complex than battery-based systems. But as Bertrand Piccard, one of Solar Impulse’s designers, explains: "When you do something that's never been done before, everything is hard. But it's also exciting because you're inventing new ways of thinking."

 

HydrogenThe simplest and lightest atom, the most abundant element in the universe. , the Cornerstone of Tomorrow's Mobility

 

New Urban Planning Trends, Better Designed Cities

  • We all know what GPSs do. By installing electronic sensors along streets and motorways, driving will be even easier, and eventually automatic. This solution will also smooth traffic flows and reduce fuel consumption.
  • E- And how do things look off the roads? More and more cities are opting for cable cars similar to those found at ski resorts (Read the close-up). And the “vaporetto” water buses you may have seen in Venice could get a facelift to become electric, silent, non-polluting taxi-boats, such as the eye-catching « seabubbles ».

 

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