‘Saving lives by using kinetic energy from vehicles’

Outsmart urban solutions

Speed has been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries, influencing both the risk of a road crash as well as the severity of the injuries that result from crashes. Controlling vehicle speed can prevent crashes from happening and can reduce the impact when they do occur, lessening the severity of injuries sustained by the victims.

European cities increasingly face problems caused by transport and traffic. The question of how to enhance mobility while at the same time reducing congestion, accidents and pollution is a common challenge to all major cities in Europe. Urban mobility accounts for 40 % of all CO2 emissions of road transport and up to 70 % of other pollutants from transport.

How can we reduce road accidents and at the same time create renewable energy?

Pavnext has created a technological solution that can be embedded in road pavement surface to promote safer, smarter and sustainable cities. Without affecting or interfering with the vehicle’s motion, the embedded device can reduce its speed without any action from the driver by extracting kinetic energy from vehicles, thereby promoting road safety. This energy is then converted into electricity, which can be used to supply electrical devices and which is free from CO2 emissions.

With an inspiring event in the Knights’ Hall in The Hague on 24 April, we kicked off the joint development of shared purposes to take on global challenges. Do you think that the solution of Pavnext can actively contribute to our shared purpose of outsmarting urban solutions, and improve road safety as well as creating renewable energy?

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