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Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Engineer - "Tidal turbine set for two-month trial on the River Thames" & "Accident-prevention systems trialled at German intersection"

The Engineer
May 18, 2011

Tidal turbine set for two-month trial on the River Thames

A tidal turbine is to be installed alongside the HQS Wellington in the River Thames in order to trial the technology over a two-month period.

The proof-of-concept trials are said to be the first stage in plans to locate a tidal energy farm in the Thames that would generate enough electricity to power 35,000 homes.

Accident-prevention systems trialled at German intersection

A range of accident-prevention technologies has been successfully demonstrated at a cordoned-off public road intersection in Wolfsburg, Germany.

It is the culmination of an EU-funded project, Intersafe-2, which has gathered 11 partners from industry and research to address the problem of collisions at intersections — which account for 43 per cent of all traffic accident-related injuries in Europe.
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