31 Dec '13, 10am

The Smart City of 2020: An Ecological Partnership

The Smart City of 2020: An Ecological Partnership

Car- and bike-share programs that intersect with other forms of transport, like rapid transit, bus and car pools. Shared services promote a sense of community ownership and participation, while reducing vehicle emissions in high-density areas; Superbus transports that shuttle riders to individual destinations and rely on alternative power sources. The bus would ideally operate on “super lanes” that would be heated by geothermal energy to cut down icing and increase efficiency. The current prototype being designed in the Netherlands is aerodynamic, fuel efficient, smart-designed and attractive; Smart highway systems , also under development in the Netherlands, alert drivers to adverse weather and hazards, and are equipped with a charging lane for electric vehicles. The charging lane not only promotes sustainable travel, but reduces the need for fixed charging stations; Alte...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/12/smart-city-2020-ecolo...

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