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Kernel project on impact of transport telematics on the environment

Objective

Road traffic accounts for an ever increasing proportion of the air pollution in European cities. ATT-based strategies designed to solve traffic problems have the potential to reduce this environmental burden. A set of appropriate tools (eg models) and methods, which is to be provided through KITE, is however essential to evaluate both actual and potential benefits.

The set of tools and methods developed in KITE will allow:
- assessment of potential air pollution impacts of ATT-based strategies prior to costly implementation;
- determination of the actual impact of limited implementations such as field trials or pilot projectS;
- estimation of air pollution impacts of such implementations if extended to wider urban areas.

TECHNICAL APPROACH

The project consists of four technical workpackages respectively for the development of interdisciplinary technical guidelines (WP1), model survey and applicability evaluation (WP2), city case studies (WP3) and dissemination of results (WP4). Project management and reporting is covered in a separate workpackage (WP5).

ACHIEVEMENTS

As part of WP1, the technical framework conditions for the project have been defined by an interdisciplinary expert group. In WP2 questionnaires on traffic, emission and dispersion models have been released. A survey on ATT functions relevant for air quality is also in progress.

CONTRIBUTION TO STANDARDISATION

The project aims to provide a set of standardised tools and methods that can be widely applied throughout Europe cities to evaluate environmental impacts of transport telematics.

Coordinator

CITY OF COLOGNE
Address
Athener Ring 4
50997 Köln
Germany

Participants (18)

Centro Studi sui Sistemi di Trasporto SpA (CSST)
Italy
ERATOSTENES LTD
Greece
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA)
Italy
Heusch-Boesefeldt GmbH
Germany
Address
Kleine Johannisstraße 9
20457 Hamburg
Highways and Transport Policy
United Kingdom
Address

SO23 8UD Winchester
Insight Consultants Ltd
United Kingdom
MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS
Greece
MUNICIPALITY OF PIRAEUS
Greece
PLANET
Greece
Straessle Informationssysteme GmbH
Germany
Address
Vaihinger Straße 169
70567 Stuttgart
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTER, VTT
Finland
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
TRANSPORT RESEARCH FOUNDATION T/A TRANSPORT RESEARCH LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Old Wokingham Road
RG11 6AU Crowthorne
Technischer Überwachungsverein Rheinland-Pfalz eV
Germany
Address
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Köln
Trasporti Torinesi
Italy
UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK, DTH
Denmark
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
Southampton