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Optimised expert system for conducting environmental assessment of urban road traffic

Objective

This 3 yr project addresses the major problem of traffic congestion and air pollution (NOx, PM10, PM2.5), which diminishes the quality of life of the citizen and the environment. As European cities grow, road journeys and traffic congestion increase and PM10 and N0x often exceed European limit values. Current methods provide general solutions as they address smooth traffic flows and simple terrains, neither of which are applicable to major cities. Nor do they provide an integrated capability for identifying impact reduction options. OSCAR will not only result In new data (emissions and PMl0, 2.5) but also in new generation integrated traffic, emission and air pollution models for complex street geometries with hourly resolution. The optimised Expert System is based on latest advances but targeted at End Users to identify the most appropriate sustainable transport strategies to reduce urban road traffic and related pollution.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

CITY OF OSLO
Norway
Address
Maridalsveien 3
0178 Oslo
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
20 E,sahaajankatu 20 E
00810 Helsinki
HELSINKI METROPOLITAN AREA COUNCIL
Finland
Address
Opastinsilta 6A
Helsinki
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou
15310 Athens
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Westenenk 501
7300 AH Apeldoorn
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
SOCIEDAD IBERICA DE CONSTRUCCIONES ELECTRICAS S.A.
Spain
Address
C/ Sepúlveda 6
28108 Alcobendas - Madrid
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham Berkshi
RG40 3GA Finchampstead
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Campus De Montegancedo S/n
28660 Boadilla Del Monte
WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Westminster Council Hall, Marylebone Road
NW1 5PT London