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This website contains a large library of e-learning resources about all aspects of sustainable mobility. Below you can filter this collection of past eCourses, recorded webinars, presentations held at webinars, training material, etc. By selecting multiple criteria you will narrow down the search results. If you leave a filter empty, it is the same as if you selected all options in a given field.

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Webinar

Apr 2018
Free
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ELIPTIC Webinar series

ELIPTIC’s use cases have shown how existing electric public transport infrastructure (trolleybus, metro and tram sub-stations) could be used as charging infrastructure for other electric vehicles such as e-buses, pedelecs, e-cars/ taxis, e-vans and e-utility trucks. For the safe operation of this multi-purpose infrastructure, different approaches were made use of taking into account infrastructure and vehicle types as well as local context conditions, such as energy capacities of the grid, the institutional set-up and regulatory frameworks.

In the 3rd and final ELIPTIC webinar, which took place on 9 April 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30 CET, we presented some of the lessons learnt within the project related to the topic of using electric public transport infrastructure for the charging of other e-vehicles. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic (Henning Günter, Rupprecht Consult), the presenters showed different aspects related to the multi-purpose use of electric public transport infrastructure. This included direct insights from two ELIPTIC cities covering both technical aspects in the provision of metro infrastructure for the charging of TfL’s service vehicles (David Talbot, TfL) and planning aspects that need to be taken into consideration when using Barcelona’s metro and tram network for the charging of e-cars (Oscar Puigdollers, B:SM). A final presentation gave insight into the findings looking at e-mobility from an energy law perspective highlighting legal and regulatory challenges that were encountered within the project (Hartwig von Bredow, von Bredow Valentin Herz). 

Contacts

h.guenter@rupprecht-consult.eu
ELIPTIC Project Team Henning Günter
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

Horizon 2020

Webinar

Apr 2017
Free
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ELIPTIC Webinar Series

Simulation tools help public authorities in the planning of e-bus systems and electrification of their fleets. They are an integral part of the work in the use cases of Pillar A “Safe integration of e-Buses using existing electric public transport infrastructure” of the ELIPTIC project. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the research organisations RWTH Aachen, Fraunhofer IVI and Vrije Universiteit Brussel showed different aspects of simulation that help in the planning of e-buses. This included the presentation of a software-based approach to find the optimal technical configuration for the use of e-buses on different routes by Fabian Meishner, RWTH Aachen. These calculations are a helpful tool to build sound business cases for the long-term use of electric bus systems. An example was also given of the results of a vehicle simulation-based feasibility study of converting a Diesel bus line with hybrid trolleybuses (by extending the existing trolleybus line) in a rural area in the East of Germany (Dr.-Ing Thoralf Knote, Fraunhofer IVI). Hybrid trolleybuses have an on-board energy storage which enables a fully electric operation without catenaries. Finally, the webinar addressed design questions and charging strategies for e-buses, exemplified in the case of Brussels (Prof. Dr. Omar Hegazy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult Henning Günter, Yannick Bousse
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

Horizon 2020

Webinar

Apr 2016
Free
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ELIPTIC webinar series

Braking energy recovery technologies are an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency in public transport systems like metro, light rail/tram or trolleybus networks and will be presented during this first webinar of the ELIPTIC project (link is external). Different technologies in this field are part of the work in the use cases of Pillar B “Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency” of the ELIPTIC project. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the objectives and use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the public transport companies STIB (Brussels, Belgium) and PKT (Gdynia, Poland) will show braking energy recovery technologies for metro (and how to transfer the approach to light rail) and trolleybus systems. They will explain their development background from the European projects Ticket to Kyoto (NWE Interreg) and CIVITAS-DYN@MO, and show experiences with their systems in operation as well as results in terms of increased operational efficiency through these systems. Furthermore, they will present how their current braking energy recovery approaches and technologies will be developed further in the ELIPTIC use cases.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
ELIPTIC
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

H2020

eCourse

Apr 2016
Free
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TIDE: Non-motorised transport

Even if the route from home to destination is safe and comfortable for cycling, if the bike parking is insufficient or unsafe, people will be discouraged from cycling for transportation. This course will look at different types of bike parking and what types are appropriate for different locations. It will also address the value to businesses and to employers of providing bike parking for their customers and employees.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

Webinar

Dec 2014
Free
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TIDE

This webinar was recorded 11th December 2014 for the European Commission-funded TIDE project to a group of participants from 12 countries across Europe. Please visit www.tide-innovation.eu for more information about the TIDE project.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult Bonnie Fenton
This Webinar was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
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TIDE: Cross-cutting themes

The TIDE project addresses a range of innovative measures in transport (pricing measures, non-motorised transport, data and traffic management, electric mobility, public transport organisation). This course addresses how innovations in each of these areas fit into the larger picture of sustainable urban mobility planning in your town, city or region.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
en.

TIDE: New pricing measures

Both parking prices and parking problems vary greatly among cities, but no city is entirely free of parking challenges. Charging for something that was previously free can be an unpopular, but necessary, decision for a city to take. Using examples from cities that have successfully implemented new parking pricing schemes, this course will address issues such as: How can you increase citizen acceptance of a new (or higher) parking charge? Is it fair to make drastic changes in transport conditions? How do you find the “correct” level of charging? And what is the role of enforcement in parking pricing?

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
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TIDE: Public transport organisation

Increasing suburbanisation has created a need for neighbouring authorities to collaborate in providing public transport by forming metropolitan public transport authorities. This course will address the potential scope of MPTA activities, including alternative approaches and voluntary vs. obligatory PTAs. It will provide examples of successful MPTAs and address potential legal barriers and political obstacles.

Contacts

info@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
en.

TIDE: Electric mobility

Many cities are feeling pressure these days to move toward electric mobility, but there are still many unknowns. While there is no blueprint for installing EV charging infrastructure, this course will provide some basic information about different types of charging technologies and guidelines for their. It will also offer an overview on quantifying the infrastructure needed, business models, partners and stakeholders, political instruments and financial incentives.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
en.

TIDE: Electric mobility

Electric vehicles in the logistics sector are a matter for the private sector. But does this mean there is nothing a city can do to encourage electric delivery vehicles? This course addresses the question of how cities can work with the private sector and what role the public sector can/should play in encouraging and supporting further electrification in the logistics sector.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
en.

TIDE: Cross-cutting themes

New mobility projects can impact many areas, including accessibility, equity, safety, liveability, health, the environment and public budgets. Neglecting any of these can lead to unsustainable planning. An assessment prior to implementation helps you select appropriate and cost-effective mobility measures, and gives you an idea whether the measures will bring the intended results. TIDE has developed a straightforward tool for determining the impacts of new transport measures. In this course, you can use the tool to assess measures from your own local context.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
en.

TIDE: Public transport organisation

It’s not easy to find out what customers - and equally important, potential customers - want from their public transport provider. Market research can help you better understand transport preferences and behaviour, the demand for public transport and its perceived quality. This course will look at market research in PT and the range of (internal and external) data sources available to you. It will address timing, financing and evaluating your market research as well as the quality and quantity of data you need and how it can be strategically used to further improve the service you offer.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
en.

TIDE: New pricing measures

Road user charging addresses problems such as congested road networks, environmental issues, traffic management and funding challenges for urban infrastructure. This course will give you an overview of the history of road user charging, what can be achieved with it and the technology available. Design, revenue, costs, equity issues and stakeholders will also be touched on, as will lessons from cities where road charging has succeeded and where it has failed.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2014
Free
en.

TIDE: Network and traffic management

This course will provide an overview of open access data including the key benefits and associated costs. It will define the requirements for open data and address city-specific issues. The course will provide lessons learned from cities that have already implemented an open data policy and will help you to answer the question, “Can it work in my city?”

Contacts

info@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

TIDE

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

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