Roads and transportation

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The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Learn more here

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Developing sustainable public transport: the electric bus charging project

Consider a system that uses as little as 20 per cent of the energy of traditional vehicle systems – and which could have an even smaller carbon footprint with the right primary energy source. Consider the removal of health-damaging pollutants from the streets of a city, as well as noise reduction. Add a much smoother journey experience for passengers, with no smell of exhaust fumes, and you have what some leading manufacturers are offering by way of the electric bus. Are benefits like these ...

Manufacturing the connected car of the future with cloud computing

Back in the 1960s, the animated sitcom The Jetsons depicted the car of the future as a levitating capsule that flew through the air to drop main character, George Jetson, at the office before folding up into his briefcase. While flying cars are still out of reach, the adoption of cloud computing and mobile devices in automotive manufacturing is helping to create a new car of the future. Designers, engineers, supply-chain experts and production organisations all collaborate in the first ...

Engineering features of the M7 Newbridge Bypass and M9 Kilcullen Link motorway

The M7 Newbridge Bypass scheme consisted of the construction of 12 kilometres of motorway between the M7 Naas Bypass and the dual carriageway across the Curragh Plains. The scheme provided congestion relief for Newbridge town, which was experiencing traffic flows of over 30,000 vehicles per day due to its location on the Dublin to Cork and Limerick routes. The scheme was also supported by the European Social Development Fund to enhance access to Ireland within Europe. The selection of a ...

Engineers design a slim, flexible and modular bus to reduce traffic congestion

With millions of daily commuters in the United States, and nearly 80 per cent of them driving alone to work each day, suburbanites and city dwellers may soon have a new alternative to get them out from behind the steering wheel. Bill Diong, associate professor of electrical engineering, Ying Wang, associate professor of mechatronics engineering, and Jidong Yang, assistant professor of civil engineering -- all faculty in Kennesaw State University's Southern Polytechnic College of ...

Japanese knotweed: risks to infrastructure and engineering projects

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) was first recorded growing wild in the south of Ireland in 1902 (1) and it has since spread across the country, particularly along watercourses, transport corridors and on waste ground. Today, Japanese knotweed and related knotweed species are categorised into a group of unwanted plants known as invasive alien plant species (IAPS). Such plants are generally defined as those that are introduced outside their natural range whose presence and/or spread ...

Trinity research investigates ways of encouraging sustainable travel in Dublin

Travel behaviour change research being conducted at Trinity College Dublin investigating techniques of encouraging sustainable travel in the Greater Dublin Area. Emissions produced from transport in Ireland, like in many other European countries, is a subject of mounting importance. This has sparked some states to employ radical measures to reverse harmful trends in emissions rising. In the European Union, transport alone has been found to account for 25% of all emissions emitted, on ...
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