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Energy Saving Potential of a Wide Deployment of e-Bikes in Switzerland

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With the Energy Strategy 2050, Switzerland committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% until 2035. Currently, the transport sector is the only sector without a decrease in energy consumption.

In our recent publication (also presented at Scientifica 2019), we analyzed the energy and greenhouse gas reduction potentials when e-bikes are used instead of internal combustion engine cars for commuting. Our analysis includes different scenarios for the minimal temperature, maximal precipitation as well as trip duration acceptable to take the e-bike. The results show that energy reductions between 10% and 17.5% are possible.

If you are interested in the saving potentials in your municipality, please click the following link: https://mie-lab.github.io/commuter-ebikes-ch.

You can find the paper under https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335118713_Energy_and_greenhouse_gas_emission_reduction_potentials_resulting_from_different_commuter_electric_bicycle_adoption_scenarios_in_Switzerland.


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Interview with Prof. Martin Raubal in “Basel Unterwegs”

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In an interview with Basel Unterwegs (in German), Prof. Martin Raubal talks about trends in mobility, such as combined or shared mobility, mobility as a service, app-based tracking and billing, or how electric cars replace conventional ones. The rising number of bicycles on our roads, the fact that train stations increasingly have the character of shopping malls, or the large number of bike- and scooter-sharing companies further hint at changes in how we perceive and use mobility.


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Open Position

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Hey Everybody,

we are looking for a new PhD student. We are looking forward for your application!

https://apply.refline.ch/845721/7060/pub/1/index.html

 

 


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Analysis of GPS-tracking for the evaluation of sports activities – Luca Gaia starts his Bachelor thesis

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Orienteering as a competitive sport is shaped by local strategies and decisions. Since the beginning of the availability of GPS, movement data of professional orienteering events have been recorded and mostly visually analyzed.
However, there is still few work that focuses on the quantitative analysis of the influence of context data such as terrain type, weather conditions, or elevation, on a runner’s performance in a professional setting. Apart from the influence of context data on the runner’s performance Luca will also quantitatively investigate the effect of the environment (e.g. the terrain, especially vegetation and landmarks) on orientation mistakes.

The bachelor thesis will last until the end of the spring semester 2019.

 


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OMLETH’s publications from ETH’s first Learning and Teaching Fair are online

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Several outcomes have been published at ETH’s first Learning and Teaching Fair in November 2018.

Figure: Christian Sailer explains teaching scenarios with OMLETH © Heidi Hostettler, ETH Zürich

The project itself is presented to a broader public on the ETH Newspage to promote the fair. The event is illustrated with text and photos on the L&T eventpage.


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Full paper accepted at AGILE 2019!

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Our full paper “A Clustering-Based Framework for Understanding Individuals’ Travel Mode Choice Behavior” has been accepted at AGILE 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus!


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SBB Green Class and GoEco! are “Paving the Way for Smart Mobility”

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In the most recent issue of the “Globe” magazine of ETH Zürich, our projects SBB Green Class and GoEco! were featured as a way to understand human mobility, improve environmental performance and enable intelligent demand management. Multi-modal mobility, trip analysis, eco-feedback generation and smart mobility management are seen as important building blocks for the future of travel, all conveniently supported by a smartphone app that can record mobility and communicate with the user.

You can download the “Intelligent Mobility” issue on the ETH Zürich website.


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Presentation of OMLETH at PH Zurich

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We were invited for a workshop at PH Zurich’s UNM meeting Teaching with Digital Media to present location-based mobile learning as a teaching strategy. The event was fully booked and divided in keynotes and workshops.

The first keynote was held by Anja Wyden Guelpa (Director & founder of civicLab) about “Das Rathaus als Vergnügungspark – Was funktioniert bei der Demokratievermittlung?” to foster the engagement of the next generation’s participation in our democracy in a contemporary and digital way. The second keynote was held by Paolo Rüegg with “Das digitale Sackmesser” who spoke about acquiring a skill set of programming (learning languages) to understand and create the world of tomorrow.

Afterwards, the practical part began with workshops about education that works. Here, OMLETH was presented in the rainy afternoons. After a quick introduction, participants – mainly scientists and didacts of different subjects, general pedagogues, and teachers – experienced the tool with a short education trail around the campus, although the weather was not very amazing. However, this is real education! Back in the seminar room, they had to reflect on the strategy and tool using a collaborative mindmap tool. As a next step, a talk about using OMLETH under real conditions followed. Marianne Wülser, a teacher from AKSA,  presented the  experiences and learnings using OMLETH in Geography. In the final discussion, the participants asked questions where the latest findings of the OMLETH research study were embedded. The whole workshop’s slides can be found here.

The UNM meeting 2018 was a great experience to learn how teachers from every level and field think, act and reflect about location-based mobile learning.


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Presentation of our work at the SCCER Mobility and CREST conferences

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Our poster at this year’s SCCER Mobility conference showed insights gained from the SBB Green Class project. It could be seen that a Mobility as a Service offer such as SBB Green Class (including public transport passes, an electric car, etc.) may substantially lower the carbon footprint of people using it. At the SCCER CREST conference we got the chance to present the (now almost completed) GoEco! project and the insights gained from it. Especially people living in rural areas showed significant mobility behavior changes for all routes they systematically travel.


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The MIE Lab has a new lead researcher

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We welcome Dr. Pengxiang Zhao as our newest team member. With his experience in mobility and movement analysis Pengxiang will make a perfect addition to our team, taking the role of lead researcher.