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New project deliverables available online!

New public deliverables have been uploaded on our Reports section covering the 2nd year of the project.

Below you can see these deliverables listed:

- D2.2 Tracking technologies and social attitudes (Update)
- D6.1 Decision Support Framework for Policy Formulation
- D2.4 Initial evaluation and report of updated requirements
- D3.3 Second Functional Requirements Description
- D4.2.1 Initial Investigation into Tools & Techniques for Semantic Linking & Consolidation of Heterogeneous Open Data
- D5.2 Models and Tools to Analyse and Predict Discussion Dynamics and Sentiment towards Policy
- D5.3 Tools for evidence extraction from open data sources
- D6.2 Policy Modelling and Simulation Tool
- D6.3 Common Policy Appraisal Format
- D8.6 Report on Dissemination activities

Check them out and learn more about the project's developments!

Electric cars in Germany – a gap between vision and reality

An interesting article on electic cars that will appear in Germany's road by 2020 and the issue of e-Mobility has been written by SENSE4US partner, Ulf Roßegger, and published on European Energy Justice Network.

The article mentions that "Roughly seven years ago, in August 2009, Germany has put forward the aim of bringing one million electric vehicles on its roads by 2020 and to evolve Germany to the lead market in E-mobility. Currently, it can be noted that the stated objectives represented in the “National Development Plan Electromobility” (NEP) are unrealistic.

By January 2016, only 25.502 e-cars have been registered in Germany (Federal Motor Transport Authority – KBA, 2016); an increase of 34.6 percent compared to 2015. The stock of hybrid cars increased to 130.365 units. The total number of electric vehicles in Germany is about 53.000 vehicles (NPE, 2016), if one applies the legal framework for determining when a car is considered as e-car (incl. 27.500 plug-in hybrid cars). Since June 2015 the Electric Mobility Act is in force. According to the act battery electric vehicles, externally chargeable hybrid electric vehicles (plug-in hybrid) or fuel cell vehicles are defined as electric vehicles. In 2015, ca. 0.7 percent of new registered vehicles in Germany had a plug (Federal Motor Transport Authority – KBA, 2016)."

Read the full article

SENSE4US Newsletter Issue, No.8 - February 2016 - Check it out!

2015 ended with the internal review of the project and with the evaluation of the work done. New goals have been set for the year ahead and partners’ work efforts will be focused on the user interface finalisation and the wider engagement of end users to the project with the organisation of specific events for them that will be announced soon!
The current issue presents the project news of the last months, two events which SENSE4US partners attended presenting the project and a paper related to SENSE4US. Some interesting news is also part of this issue along with some upcoming events that you may be interested to attend. The last part of the current newsletter is dedicated to 13 publications written by SENSE4US partners focusing on various issues related to the project. Read the newsletter issue

New SENSE4US deliverables available online!

The list below indicates new deliverables corresponding to the 2nd Year of the project and have been approved and are now public in Reports section for those interested in the project that would like to learn more about the project!

  • D2.2 Tracking technologies and social attitudes (Update)
  • D6.1 Decision Support Framework for Policy Formulation
  • D2.4 Initial evaluation and report of updated requirements
  • D3.3 Second Functional Requirements Description
  • D4.2.1 Initial Investigation into Tools & Techniques for Semantic Linking & Consolidation of Heterogeneous Open Data
  • D5.2 Models and tools to analyse and predict discussion dynamics and sentiment towards policy
  • D5.3 Tools for evidence extraction from open data sources
  • D6.2 Policy Modelling and Simulation Tool
  • D6.3 Common Policy Appraisal Format
  • D8.6 Report on Dissemination activities

SENSE4US General Assembly, 26-28 January 2016, London

SENSE4US project partners met this January in London at the premises of Hansard Society where the general assembly meeting was held to discuss about the latest developments of the project and next steps for Y3 of the project.