The city of Helsinki in Finland is testing their very first batch of self-driving buses alongside everyday traffic. Finns have been aboard the EZ10 bus, but on a separate track, away from the uncertainty of city roads. This step forward will bring forth the dawn of driverless public transportation worldwide.
This fancy residential tower with helical green verandas along its exterior, is designed by London-based architecture firm Studio Prescient. Due to these lush exterior gardens, every apartment has a strong connection with nature, whilst also boasting a breathtaking view of the surroundings.
Daimler trucks unveils their all-electric truck, for the first time, with a total maximum weight of 26 tons — the Mercedes Benz urban eTruck. This technology’s distribution services through cities in the near future will be have astonishingly quiet heavy vehicles, producing zero carbon emissions.
Kew, a suburb just 4 miles from Melbourne is set to be the world’s first ever “Tesla town”. It encapsulates a combination of single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments summing up to 2,500 units, each equipped with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, a solar roof, and a built-in Tesla Powerwall.
The recently completed Mohammed VI Bridge in Morocco prides itslef on being the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa, and is situated on outskirts of the country’s capital city of Rabat. With the help of Philips LED lights adorning the bridge, it has transformed into an iconic landmark. These energy efficient and cost effective LED lighs can illuminate in over 16 million color, which the bridge’s operators can choose from to create a fantastic light show.
New York may soon be home to the largest offshore wind farm in the US, if the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) approves the project as expected next week. The 90 megawatt project is set 30 miles east of Montauk, and will be powered by 15 turbines. This project is thrice as big as the only other offshore wind project currently under construction in the US (off the coast of Rhode Island). Deepwater Wind is backing both the projects; the firm also aims to eventually build a string of turbines stretching between along the East Coast to generate 1,000 megawatts of power.
No yacht can be super without a dash a of green, so Russian architect and yacht designer Max Zhivov sacame up with this 47-metre beauty. Sky Ya is a superyacht concept, focusing on energy saving and sustainability.
Its semi-displacement hybrid motor combines a modern yacht design with state of the art solar energy technology, making it an environmentally-conscious vessel.
In a record breaking attempt, 50 million trees have been planted in India and some of us may have already noticed the smog in our cities decreasing, also our cities are suddenly looking a lot greener. The initiative started in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday, one of the most populous states in northern India’s. Over 800,000 people from varied backgrounds, such as students, housewives to government officials as well. All in a collective effort planted 49.3 million tree saplings in just 24 hours. The saplings included 80 different species of trees from 950 nurseries across the state.
Blue Loop Originals, a Dutch firm, prides itself for making the first ever 100 percent recycled denim jeans and now also the very first recycled denim tent!
The Dutch label has collaborated along with TenCate, an outdoor fabrics manufacturer to create the denim tent. The duo have embarked on this joint project to “shine a new light on sustainable camping.”
With technology moving ahead by leaps and bounds, Sweden may actually be able to meet its goals of ending its reliance on fossil fuels in the independent transport sector by 2030. It’s the most crucial step forward in building the world’s first eHighway system, which is a huge step forward in terms of attaining sustainable road development. The project has been spearheaded by Siemens with truck manufacturer Scania, who got hybrid trucks to operate on these futuristic highways.