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The transport sector contributes about a third of global CO2 emissions, with road freight and distribution accounting for half of that. While electric vehicles (EVs) offer a promising solution, challenges like high costs, limited range, and insufficient charging infrastructure persist. For heavy-duty vehicles, these issues are even more critical. One promising solution is vehicle-integrated photovoltaics (VIPV), which can reduce emissions and operational costs by providing part of the energy needed for movement and other systems.
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The deployment of electromobility in urban areas is crucial for sustainable development. Local Digital Twins (LDTs) are emerging as the most suitable tools to facilitate informed decision-making for city planners. Find out how from a recent pilot in the city of Differdange in south Luxembourg.
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AI has already proven its potential to enhance the overall performance of entire industries. But the growing demand for AI-powered solutions is also adding pressure on a global energy system that is already struggling to cope with alternative sources of demand. Can AI also be its own saviour? This is what a Danish company will test as part of their collaboration with CitCom.ai.
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One of the first to test and develop their AI-powered technology at CitCom.ai’s facilities is a Belgian company with a history that pre-dates both the personal computer and the television. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Macq has plenty of experience in adopting new technologies and is now investing in AI across its product range, hoping CitCom.ai can offer proof of a new concept for safer roads.
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The potential for products based on artificial intelligence in the German market is pronounced. There are several particularly exciting opportunities for AI solutions within smart, sustainable cities and societies. The development is influenced by Germans' general unease with data sharing. This was one of the key points that a Danish delegation from TEF DK took away from a visit to Berlin. - And Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) emphasizes the importance of the TEF collaboration to strengthen Danish companies' global position.
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The European project CitCom.AI celebrates in Las Naves the Technical Review event in front of experts from the European Commission. The project develops artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions for smart and sustainable cities and offers innovators to test and validate them in real environments. València coordinates the Super South Node that addresses issues such as pollution and noise management, sustainable urban development and smart tourism management. See CitCom.ai intro video and photos from the meeting in Spain.
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The EU has launched a major investment for a total of DKK 1.65 billion to accelerate the development of responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. With an initial focus on power, mobility and connectivity, CitCom.ai TEF's job is to test AI and robotics before they get into places where humans live and move around. Get a short introduction to CitCom.ai TEF.
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Håkan Burden and Susanne Stenberg, Legal Experts at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, were present at "All TEFs Open for Business" in Berlin. They highlighted RISE's commitment to supporting SMEs in testing and experimenting with AI within the CitCom.ai TEF, focusing on test facilities that promote this purpose. How are these establishments affected by new regulations and what potential consequences could arise for the market? Have a look at this short summary of their insights and see their presentation slides.
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Valencia inaugurates La Harinera building, becoming the headquarters of CitCom.AI in the Spanish city. The building will serve as a hub for the development, testing, and validation of artificial intelligence-based solutions. As the leader of the Southern Node, Valencia (Spain), alongside partner countries like Germany, Poland, and Italy, will focus on enhancing digital connectivity and smart networks for a sustainable future.
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Europe is quick to implement technologies and we can already see the impact of using AI. That was one of the messages when the four TEFs gathered at Cherité in Berlin on Monday to mark the publication of the service catalogues with the offers already available today to test AI-based products. At the "All TEFs Open for Business" meeting, the newest shoot of the TEF strain Prevail was also presented as the fifth TEF.
The CitCom.ai TEF consortium has conducted a market analysis mapping the current context within the European Union (EU) for artificial intelligence (AI) testing and experimentation facilities (TEFs). The report mapped the current landscape and identified actors, trends, and challenges to guide the AI TEF’s development and impact.
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The European AI industry seems to be turning the established hierarchies from other regions on its head. Where large companies dominate the industry in for example the US, startups are driving the AI revolution in Europe.
The question of Europe’s digital fitness isn't just about technology; it's about readiness, adaptability, and the ability to harness digital advancements for collective progress. We take the pulse on the key areas and prescribe the most effective health regimes to make Europe fit for the digital age.
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The four AI European Testing and Experimentation Facilities (TEFs) announce their readiness for business on March 4 in Berlin! Please join the “All TEFs Open for Business” Event in Berlin, Germany with welcome messages from Franziska Giffey, Senator for Economy, Berlin, Germany, and Lucilla Sioli, Director “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry”, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content & Technology, EC.
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AI innovators across Europe are ready to unleash their creativity on our cities and communities to accelerate the green transition and turn the continent into a global hub of cutting-edge technology. A new and comprehensive study provides key insights into the challenges they are facing, and how CitCom.ai’s services can help overcome them. Here’s a brief overview of some of the insights.
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With help from the Danish company EnergyCool ApS and partners such as RISE and ITK Innovation, Aarhus City Lab, CitCom.ai has highlighted its role in facilitating innovation, experimentation, and optimization for smart and sustainable cities.
CitCom.ai started the first day of 2024 by opening the doors to its testing facilities to businesses across Europe.
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This week saw the official launch of the four AI TEFs which will ensure responsible AI in Europe. The key take-away from the event? Excitement, right time to invest and eye-opening visits to existing facilities in Denmark.
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A €220m investment launching on 27 June provides a permanent capacity to deliver responsible AI in Europe by testing solutions before they hit the market and become a part of healthcare, manufacturing, agri-food, and everyday life.
AI and Robotics Testing and Experimentation Facilities (TEFs) Launch in Copenhagen June 27, 2023
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A permanent Testing and Experimentation Facility (TEF) will help accelerate the development of responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe by giving companies access to test AI-based products.