CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

City Air Remote Emission Sensing

Objective

The aim of CARES is to further develop remote emission sensing instruments, data handling and analysis such that it becomes a widespread means for the monitoring and enforcement of real-world vehicle emissions, leading to reduced emissions and improvements in air quality. To reach this goal, CARES will complement existing commercial remote emission sensing instruments with two other non-intrusive and contactless methods of measuring real-world vehicle emissions to greatly expand current measurement capabilities. We develop plume chasing instruments into easy to use tools for enforcement agents to detect high-emitters in free flowing traffic. We turn fast-response air quality sensors into roadside point samplers, adding particle mass, number and size to the remote emission sensing measurement capabilities. Furthermore, we speed up the data handling of all types of remote emission sensing instruments – existing commercial types as well as those further developed within CARES – to move them towards a real-time analysis of vehicle emission data; we merge the emissions data with vehicle technical data from national vehicle registers and relevant data from traffic and air quality management systems. Third, we eliminate today’s often very time consuming data analysis by providing a suite of open-source analytical functions for a first, quick analysis of remote emission sensing data. All our innovations aim to improve the user friendliness, to bring down costs by quicker and more automated operations, and to achieve a broader deployment potential of remote emission sensing. CARES will demonstrate these developments in three major, heavily air polluted cities in Europe identifying the best fit for the respective purpose. Finally, CARES will bring together researchers, remote emission sensing technology providers, local, regional and national authorities and many other stakeholders from Europe, China and the rest of the world, to maximize the project's exploitation potential.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Address

Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 863 750

Participants (15)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 286 250

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 282 300

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 278 000

ICCT - INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON CLEAN TRANSPORTATION EUROPE GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 125

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 230 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 277 375

INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 157 070

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 47 220

STOWARZYSZENIE KRAKOWSKI ALARM SMOGGOWY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 34 375

AGENZIA MOBILITA' AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 41 875

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 29 600

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 575

AIRYX GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 172 868

CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 36 352,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814966

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 441 980

  • EU contribution

    € 3 326 735,50

Coordinated by:

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden