2011 - 2015


The goal? To assess the impact of ICT on road transport emissions

ICT-Emissions developed a novel methodology to evaluate the impact of ICT-related measures on mobility, vehicle energy consumption and CO2 emissions at the local scale. An integrated methodology to quantify CO2 emissions on road transport was tested and validated in several large European cities such as Turin, Madrid and Rome.

The novelty of the methodology lies in the integration between traffic and emission modelling at micro and macro scales. To achieve that, ICT-Emissions used existing commercial models and fine-tuned them to simulate the impacts of ICT measures. This activity was accompanied by real-world experiments to validate the performance and the accuracy of the methodology.

The methodology and the optimised models and tools have been applied to investigate the energy performance of several ITS/ICT measures both on the vehicle level as well as on the traffic management level, covering a wide range of applications ranging from start-stop to Adaptive Cruse Control Systems.

ITS measures were tested for concrete application cases implemented in three European cities. The starting point for these investigations was real-world data collected using floating cars. To enable a reliable prognosis of future developments in the course of scenarios the project has covered a large number of current and near-future vehicle technologies such as hybrid, plugin hybrids and electric vehicles.

ICT-Emissions methodology handbook

"The wise way to cut down on CO2" handbook gives an exhaustive overview of the ICT-Emissions methodology to gauge the real impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of current and future vehicle fleets.

The handbook presents results from real-world scenarios and explains what these measures are worth, and how to combine them to maximize their benefits or to evaluate and integrate future ones into a city's transport systems.

Target groups: local authorities, automotive industry, OEMs.

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The project was funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport through the FP7 Programme.

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