New technologies create new needs and new behavioral problems for the human kind. It takes time before a new worldwide etiquette that majority of people are willing to follow has been agreed. Electric vehicle charging stations exist for a reason: drivers have to top up their batteries once in awhile. Petrol engine car drivers sometimes see empty spaces at charging stations as free car parks. A conflict is inevitable. In Croatia, e-car owners had enough recently, and organized a demonstration against badly behaving petrol heads.Read the story “Opportunistic behavior requires etiquette for electric and petrol car drivers”
The highway network in Germany probably has the widest coverage in any country of the world, but still, autobahns are sometimes congested. Germany has been investing in new railroads (while maintaining the extensive autobahn network) and high-speed trains to support more environmental friendly and effective public transportation. On December 10th,2017, a new high-speed train starts transporting passengers between north and south of the country, connecting Berlin and Munich.
Read the story “High-speed train takes passengers across Germany from Berlin to Munich in four hours”