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Methodology

The ICT-Emissions methodology for assessing the impact of advanced ICT -measures on transport is developed at two inter-linked levels:

In this context, this methodology is expected to combine benefits from both micro and macro modelling.

That is, it provides a micro modelling of passenger cars, the dominating energy consumer for passenger transport and the prime focus of most ICT measures. However, it combines the results of this detailed modelling with more aggregated level modelling (macro scale) to calculate emissions of all passenger road transport, in order to come up with the big picture. More importantly, it allows translation of a local ICT measure (e.g. street level) on CO2  emissions of a wider area (e.g. urban level), with a representative level of detail at both the local and the wider level.

The combination of approaches at different scales decreases computation time and the complexity of the approach. This makes it suitable not just for use by the developers but also by a wider audience, including less experienced authorities and road operators. Particular emphasis is given to the assessment of ICT for new vehicle technologies with increasing popularity in the coming years (i.e. hybrid, electric vehicles, etc).

 

The methodology targets passenger transport by road vehicles. It does not address freight transport as there are fundamental differences in the logistics of passenger and freight transport. Although both the macro traffic and emission model consider the contribution of freight vehicles, micro-modelling for such vehicles will not be made and ICT measures specifically targeting freight vehicles will not be simulated.

ICT-Emissions cooperates with other projects:

AMITRAN:  www.amitran.eu

ECOSTAND: www.ecostand-project.eu

MULTITUDE:  www.multitude-project.eu

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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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