A pilot test in the Basque Country, on February 6, tested the remote sensing of vehicle emissions in real time with the aim of establishing a system of variable tolls, which takes into account the actual level of polluting emissions of each vehicle. "This type of technology offers us the opportunity to adjust tolling fees based on the real pollution emitted by vehicles and to have fairer rates", added Aintzane Oiarbide, Deputy for Road Infrastructures of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa,...
Following campaigns in Milan and Krakow, the CARES project recently completed the last city demonstration campaign in Prague, Czech Republic. Running from September 5 to September 23, the researchers used three types of contactless technologies—cross-road remote sensing, point sampling, and plume chasing—with the main objective of identifying high-emitting vehicles. The testing was carried out by the Czech Technical University of Prague, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Airyx,...
A remote sensing measurement campaign was conducted by The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative in Warsaw in Fall 2020 to provide the technical information necessary to support policies that can effectively reduce on-road transport emissions. The study presents the real-world emissions of vehicles in the city and the role imported
second-hand vehicles (ISVs) play in Warsaw’s fleet emissions.
The challenging CARES project campaign in Krakow ended. he three-week campaign successfully measured various pollutant emissions from more than 100,000 vehicles, while collecting such data as vehicle age and euro standards to measure the impact specific vehicle groups have on the air quality in the city.
In July 2021, OPUS-FIMA has assessed the actual real-world exhaust emissions of road traffic in Vilnius, Lithuania, thanks to Opus remote sensing technology. OPUS-FIMA analyzed the collected data, in order to characterize the real-world emissions of road traffic in Vilnius, presenting a very detailed picture of the fleet emissions, which can help policy makers to improve air quality in Lithuania
Gracias al proyecto LIFE GySTRA se ha podido comprobar que existen importantes discrepancias entre las emisiones teóricas que debería tener un vehículo según su etiqueta ambiental y las emisiones que tiene en realidad. Los resultados de este proyecto pueden tener como consecuencia un cambio en la definición de etiquetas, según apuntan diversos medios.
Thanks to the LIFE GySTRA project, Opus RSE has worked with the Spanish Civil Guard to find lorries manipulated on the spot and denounce them. The press release of this police force can be seen here. EUROPOL has also published these results, as the Spanish police have collaborated with authorities in France and the United Kingdom.