We’re excited to announce the release of the second edition of CENIT’s magazine ‘Innovation in Transport Review’.

In this issue, we present insights and findings from some of our recent research spanning topics such as the impact of technology on transportation, the environmental aspects of transportation, and the evolving field of electromobility.

Articles in this issue

All of the articles have been written by members of the CENIT team and cover projects and collaborations we have been working on over the past year:

Unlocking the Future: Barcelona’s Superblocks in the Transition to Full Automation.
Samra Sarwar’s article on Barcelona’s superblocks looks at how implementing a superblock model within the framework of automated vehicles holds great promise for expanding pedestrian-friendly zones.

Smart Mobility Implementation Toolkit for World Bank Operations.
Sergi Saurí, Paola Rodríguez, and Andrés Reyes explore how technology can help cities assess and enhance their Smart Mobility initiative. By enabling integration with broader urban goals and technological advancements for sustainability and livability, cities can create more inclusive, better connected, and overall smarter transport solutions for residents.

Sustainable Mobility in Singapore and Barcelona: CENIT and CLC Collaborate on Socio-Economic Evaluation Framework.
Andrés Reyes describes the collaboration between CENIT and the Singapore-based Center of Liveable Cities (CLC) as we seek to confront the challenges faced by cities with high population and density and their impact on the well-being, mobility, and finances of their inhabitants.

The turbulent future for European maritime transport with the announced extension of the EU ETS.
Javier Garrido, Maurici Hervas, and Chiara Saragani contemplate the fallout of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) Directive as it comes into effect in early 2024.

Fire hazard reduction in ro-ro spaces
Francisco Rodero and África Marrero take a look at the LASH FIRE project, which aims to address fire risk on ro-ro ferries using a cargo distribution algorithm.

Costa Rica’s Electric Buses: Driving Towards a Cleaner Future
In Costa Rica, Paola Rodríguez examines the implementation of electric buses in San José, contributing to the country’s objective of achieving 30% emissions-free buses by 2030.

Location and proposed deployment of electric, gas and hydrogen recharging points
Paco Gasparín discusses the necessary deployment of charging infrastructure in Catalonia for electric, gas, and hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles, along with a strategic plan for their phased implementation.



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