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ICT-Emissions project

ICT-Emissions - Assessing the impact of ICT on road transport emissions

ICT-Emissions developed a novel methodology to evaluate the impact of ICT-related measures on urban mobility, vehicle energy consumption and CO2 emissions of vehicle fleets at the local scale, with the aim to promote the wider application of the most appropriate ICT measures.

The novelty of the methodology lies in the integration between traffic and emission modelling at micro and macro scales. To achieve that,  ICT-Emissions used existing commercial models and fine tuned them to simulate the impacts of ICT measures. This activity was accompanied by real world experiments to validate the performance and the accuracy of the methodology.

The methodology and the optimised models and tools have been applied to investigate the energy performance of several ITS/ICT measures both on the vehicle level as well as on the traffic management level, covering a wide range of applications ranging from start-stop to Adaptive Cruse Control Systems.

ITS measures were tested for concrete application cases implemented in three European cities. Starting point for these investigations were real world data collected by means of floating cars. To enable reliable prognosis of future developments in the course of scenarios the project has covered a large number of current and near future vehicle technologies such as hybrid, pluginhybrids and electric vehicles.

Participating cities

...are Madrid, Turin and Rome.

ICT-Emissions methodology handbook

"The wise way to cut down on CO2" handbook gives an exhaustive overview of the ICT-Emissions methodology to gauge the real impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of current and future vehicle fleets.

The handbook presents results from real-world scenarios and explains what these measure are really worth, how to combine them to maximize their benefits or to evaluate and integrate future ones in a city transport systems.

Target groups: local authorities, automotive industry, OEMs.

The ICT-Emissions methodology handbook can be downloaded in English here (zip file).

More information

Project coordinator:

Prof. Zissis Samaras
Lab of Applied Thermodynamics
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Aristotle University
54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +302310.996014
E-mail: zisis[AT]


ICT-Emissions is a three‐year project started on 1st October 2011 and ended on 31 March 2015 which has received funding from the European Commission.

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