Three out of four EU citizens currently call a city home. Every day, many of them face congestion, noise and pollution while travelling to and from work, school and social activities. These factors generate stress and adverse health effects, while also contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.
As cutting emissions out of transport gains in political and scientific importance, Diego Garcia Carvajal writes during European Mobility Week that the time is ripe to embrace electric cars on a grand scale.
Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, said: “Today’s vote provides a solid starting point that will enable industry to take advantage of the electrification disruption that is currently taking place across Europe. The strong sales target and penalties for not meeting these targets will ensure that Europe does not fall behind the rest of the world in the transition to electrification.”
Today, RPAS operations are usually limited to segregated airspace or visual line of sight conditions, and operators and manufacturers rarely integrate certified avionics on-board. However, for RPAS to operate autonomously with other airspace users in a shared airspace volume, certified avionic equipment will probably be needed. This represents a great opportunity for GNSS augmented services, like EGNOS.