The second paper SparkCity, the Eindhoven University and ElaadNL presented at the EVS30 was a survey among experienced EV drivers. The picture proves I presented the poster to the guys and galls at home. There was actually a lot of interest! A big thanks to co-author Nazir Refa (who could unfortunately not be there) for all the help!
I’m proud of the SparkCity paper we presented at the EVS30 with the title:
“Agent-based Model for the Adoption and Impact of Electric Vehicles in Real Neighbourhoods”
— Roland Steinmetz (@SteinmetzNL) October 9, 2017
Recently it was that time of the year again: the moment when students quickly finish their study before they have to pay next years college tuition.
I think of the transition to sustainable energy as the 5th energy revolution and it might be our biggest yet. I think it helps to put things in perspective to look at it that way and it also helps us understand that computers play a vital and as of yet underutilized role in this revolution.
Since SparkCity is a virtual city, it exists in the form of bits and bytes on some computer. “Building” stuff requires moving and storing these bits and bytes the right way. Which is another way of saying that the database is the very fundament of SparkCity. Continue reading “Martin Fowler on NOSQL and graph databases”
“If we want to work towards a cleaner society, it’s most effective if we switch to potentially clean cars directly.”
Based on a detailed simulation, a PhD thesis (full text here) that will be defended this Friday (7th of March 2014) gives policy makers three pieces of sound advice. I translate it to the impact on electric cars and charging infrastructure. Continue reading “Effective policy measures to speed up the adoption of EVs”
This year we will meet a new type of electric “car” that cuts the regular car in half. It uses 1/20th of the energy (you read that right), will be much cheaper and it’s going to be fun!
During my daily commute, I often wonder at all those empty seats we drive around. Have you ever tried counting how many cars that pass you by during you daily commute have more hand one person in them? They are easy to count because on average less than one in 25 cars has a passenger. Continue reading “Cut the car in half!”