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About ICT-Emissions

ICT-Emissions aims at developing a novel methodology to evaluate the impact of ICT on CO2 emissions in transport.

ICT-Emissions aims at developing a novel methodology to evaluate the impact of ICT related measures on mobility, vehicle energy consumption and CO2 emissions of vehicle fleets at the local scale, in order to promote the wider application of the most appropriate ICT measures. The proposed methodology combines traffic and emission modelling at micro and macro scales. These will be linked with interfaces and submodules which will be specifically designed and developed.

A number of sources are available to the consortium to obtain the necessary input data. Also, experimental campaigns are offered to fill in gaps of information in traffic and emission patterns.

The application of the methodology will be demonstrated using commercially available software. However, the methodology is developed in such a way as to enable its implementation by a variety of emission and traffic models. Particular emphasis is given to:


The innovative combination of traffic, driver, and emission models produces a versatile toolbox that can simulate the impact on energy and CO2  of infrastructure measures (traffic management, dynamic traffic signs, etc.), driver assistance systems and ecosolutions (speed/cruise control, start/stop systems, etc.) or a combination of measures (cooperative systems). The methodology will be validated by application in the Turin, Madrid, and Roma areas.

The consortium incorporates all required competences to deliver the project objectives, i.e. a balanced mix of experienced traffic simulation/management experts, vehicle energy emission modellers, ICT solution providers, and end users.

The approach developed in this work is expected to enable the modelling of ICT solutions at the micro level and project their impact at the macro level in terms of total CO2  emissions. The work will address primarily the following ICT categories:

  1. Traffic management and control systems
  2. Access management systems
  3. Navigation and travel information systems
  4. Eco-driving
  5. Advanced driver assistance systems
  6. Accident avoidance (potential to model traffic with and without accident but not to model impact of safety systems on accident prevention)


Project Facts

Project Title: ICT-Emissions “Development of a methodology and tool to evaluate the impact of ICT measures on road transport emissions”
Project Reference: 288466
Project Funding: Seventh Framework Programme, Area: Low carbon multi-modal mobility and freight transport [ICT-2011.6.6]
Total cost: 4.6 Million Euro
EU contribution: 2.9 Million Euro
Duration: 36 months (1 October 2011 – 30 September 2014) + 6 months extension.
End 31 March 2015

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ICT-Emissions “Development of a methodology and tool to evaluate the impact of ICT measures on road transport emissions” is a project funded by the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme-ICT under Grant Agreement No. 288568.

The project started on 1st October 2011 and ended on 31 March 2015.






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