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move – Mobility of the Future

Sustainable mobility means, among other things, replacing fossil fuels completely with renewable energy and massively reducing CO2 emissions. One opportunity is the direct use of renewable electricity in electric vehicles as well as the use of renewable energy for the production of fuels with low CO2 emissions such as hydrogen or methane. These can be used as fuels for long-distance and freight transport. At move, Empa is working together with partners from research, industry and the public sector to show how the mobility of the future could work without fossil energy.


Charging electric cars without any cables

Eight stakeholders from business, science and the public sector launched the first project for wireless charging of electric vehicles in Switzerland at the end of November 2023. The project team is investigating the technical feasibility of inductive charging under everyday conditions, determining the advantages and disadvantages compared to conventional charging systems and clarifying the approval process. Empa is part of the project team, which is supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).

No energy transition without hydrogen

For about six years, H2 Energy AG has been working to build a renewable hydrogen ecosystem in Switzerland. In January 2021, it was awarded the "Watt d'Or" by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) for its efforts. In an interview, Rolf Huber, Chairman of the Board of H2 Energy, looks back on the last few years – and on Empa's contribution to the H2 Energy success story.

How do pedestrians react to automated vehicles?

Empa, together with EBP and Fussverkehr Schweiz, analyzed in spring 2022 in Thalwil (ZH) how pedestrians react to automated vehicles. The automated parking assistant that had been used is the first system approved in Switzerland that moves a vehicle without a person sitting in it. The findings of the research project, which was co-financed by AXA's Foundation for Prevention, create an important basis for prevention measures and design principles for sustainable road spaces.

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Mobility of the future