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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2018-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 863 750

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 282 300
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 278 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICCT - INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON CLEAN TRANSPORTATION EUROPE GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 125
Address
Neue Promenade 6
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 277 375
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 070
Address
Via Meravigli 9 B
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 47 220
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOWARZYSZENIE KRAKOWSKI ALARM SMOGGOWY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 34 375
Address
Ul. Felicjanek 10/6
31 104 Krakow
Activity type
Other
AGENZIA MOBILITA' AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 41 875
Address
Via Pini Tommaso 1
20134 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 29 600
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 575
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRYX GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 868
Address
Justus-von-liebig-strasse 14
69214 Eppelheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 36 352,50
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
16500 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments