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Action number 13206 Last updated 28/01/2011 13:45:40 Year 2011
Title Intelligent and Efficient Transport Systems
Acronym INETRANS
Type Action
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Institute JRC.F Institute for Energy and Transport (Petten/Ispra)
Leader DILARA Panagiota JRC.F.8   E-Mail
1 Prosperity in a Knowledge intensive society
1.3 Energy and transport
1.3.2 Transport
CONCAWE IVZW
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
European Environment Agency
European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection
European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR)
European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL)
Swiss Office for the Environment (FOEN)
UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE
Customer DGs CLIMA - Climate Action
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
MOVE - Mobility and Transport
RTD - Research
Keywords: Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP), Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Transport technologies modelling, vehicle simulation, fuel consumption, transport emission inventories, Well-to-Wheels analysis (WtW).
Rationale
Mobility is key to our quality of life and vital to the competitiveness and innovation in the EU. However, the transport sector also produces a wide range of negative 'external effects' with associated costs that are imposed on wider society. In a recent Communication from the Commission (“A sustainable future for transport: Towards an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system”, COM (2009) 279/4)), it is stated that the final goal of the Common Transport Policy is to establish a sustainable transport. The environment remains the main policy area where further improvements are necessary, especially to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In no other sector has the growth rate of these emissions been as high as in transport, mainly due to rising transportation volumes. Road transport, which represents roughly 84% of all passenger transport and 44% of freight transport, is by far the worst offender, but air and marine transport are also increasingly under the spotlight.
“Decarbonisation” of transport has been identified as a priority target for the development of a sustainable transport system. The recent Communication on European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles (COM(2010)186 final) identifies alternative fuels, electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as priority areas for road transport. In general, a wide range of technological and non-technological measures will have to be identified, assessed and submitted to multi-stake holder approval for final adoption/implementation. At the same time, the development of a Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP) for the EU is expected to begin in 2011, on the steps of the earlier development of the SET-P (Strategic Energy Technology Plan).
One of the European initiatives with the potential to save 10-20% of CO2 emissions from the road transport is the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). In 2008, the European Commission took a major step towards the deployment and use of ITS in road transport. The Action Plan adopted suggests a number of targeted measures and a proposal for a Directive laying down the framework for their implementation. ITS can significantly contribute to a cleaner, safer and more efficient transport system. The goal is to create the momentum necessary to speed up market penetration of rather mature ITS applications and services in Europe.
Within this broad scope, the INETRAS Action will provide scientific and technical support to the European Commission’s activities for the definition and implementation of future policies for an intelligent and efficient transport system in Europe.
Summary of the activity
The Action will carry out research in support to the introduction of intelligent and efficient transport systems and technologies, with main focus in road transport and some activities also in maritime and aviation.
In more details the Action:
• Provides support the development of the STTP, by providing contributions to the expert meetings, impact assessment of the relevant communication and working papers
• Develops and improves methodologies (through vehicle simulation, use of real-world data, Well-to-Wheels analysis and emission inventory models) for calculating the energy efficiency and emissions of innovative road transport technologies
• Provides support to the implementation of the ITS for the goal of achieving a low-carbon society through the combined use of traffic data, traffic modelling and emission/fuel consumption calculations
• Works towards assessing intermodal solutions and improving emission inventories and fuel consumption calculations for the non-road transport (maritime, aviation)
• Participates to the creation of the Modelling Platform on Low-Carbon Technologies
International Activities
a) European Dimension: The Action co-leads the expert panel on Transport in the EMEP Task Force for Emission Inventories and Projections (TFEIP) and leads the ERMES group with the active participation of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Spain and the European Automotive Industry.
b) Outside Europe: Collaboration exists with the Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S. (US-EPA) in the fields of emission inventories and with Argonne National Labs in the USA in the field of vehicle simulation. Collaboration on transport emission inventories with the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (and the Hong-Kong office) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) was also formally established in 2008. Lately collaboration also started with CASANZ (Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand) and ARGONNE National Labs in the USA on transport emissions modelling and vehicle modelling respectively.
 
  1
To provide technical support to the development of the Communication on the Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP) led by DG-MOVE (in collaboration with the CLEEVE, SYSTEM and IPTS-TSEA actions)
Deliverable  1.1
Reports from the expert meetings and hearings
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
Deliverable  1.2
Input to the impact assessment of the relevant communication
31/12/2011
CAT2 - Policy support documents
Deliverable  1.3
Contribution to the relevant Staff Working Documents
31/12/2011
CAT2 - Policy support documents
  2
To develop methodologies, based on vehicle simulation tools and real-life data, for the assessment of energy efficiency and emissions of innovative technologies (electrical vehicles, plug-ins, etc.) and fuels for road transport (biofuels, hydrogen, etc.) (in collaboration with the CLEEVE action)
Deliverable  2.1
Report on the use of vehicle simulation tools for the assessment of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from new technologies (for light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles)
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
Deliverable  2.2
Report on the use of real-world emissions and fuel consumption data for the improvement of road emission inventories and as input to European Policies, such as the CO2 from vehicles
31/12/2011
CAT2 - Policy support documents
Deliverable  2.3
Scientific paper(s) on the development of emission inventories/factors
31/12/2011
CAT7 - Scientific publications
  3
To revise the Well-to-Wheels (WtW) analyses (in the framework of the Collaboration Agreement with CONCAWE and EUCAR) for transport energy demand, focusing on projected vehicle efficiency, fuel diversification and GHG balance.
Deliverable  3.1
Version 4 of the Well-to-wheels study
31/12/2011
CAT3 - Validated and harmonized methods and measurements
Deliverable  3.2
Maintenance and update of newly developed JEC website. Maintenance and servicing of JEC functional mailbox
31/12/2011
CAT4 - Technical systems
Deliverable  3.3
Expert advice to the Future Transport Fuels working group of DG-MOVE B.4
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
  4
To coordinate the improvement of transport emission models by leading the group of the major European groups in the field (ERMES) and the Expert Panel on Transport of the UN-ECE EMEP Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections (TFEIP). To collaborate with EUROSTAT for the transport data needed.
Deliverable  4.1
Improved versions of the relevant transport emission and fuel consumption models (COPERT, HBEFA)
31/12/2011
CAT3 - Validated and harmonized methods and measurements
Deliverable  4.2
Meeting report and web-site updates of the Expert Panel on Transport of the TFEIP
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
Deliverable  4.3
Updated version of road transport emission factors for use in the TREMOVE/GLADYSTE model (in cooperation with the IPTS-TSEA Action)
31/12/2011
CAT3 - Validated and harmonized methods and measurements
Deliverable  4.4
Report on the possible use of EUROSTAT data in the JRC transport models
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
  5
To apply modelling for the design, calibration and validation of particle measurement systems in VELA and PEMS (in collaboration with the CLEEVE action)
Deliverable  5.1
Reports/scientific paper(s) on the methods studied
31/12/2011
CAT7 - Scientific publications
  6
To support the implementation of the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Action Plan in order to improve fuel efficiency and limit GHG emissions
Deliverable  6.1
Conception report on the combined use of traffic monitoring (ITS) and modelling for the improvement of road energy consumption and limiting GHG emissions in road transport
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
  7
To identify, characterise and assess innovative intermodal solutions aimed at decongesting European seaports (in collaboration with the IPTS-TSEA Action and IES-NAHA/Spatial Planning Group)
Deliverable  7.1
Evaluation tool for Motorways of the Sea programme call (in collaboration with the J2 and H7 Units) [written request by T3 HoU TEN-EA]
31/12/2011
CAT3 - Validated and harmonized methods and measurements
Deliverable  7.2
Update on technological and organisational solutions to obtain efficient interfaces between transport modes
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
  8
To improve the calculation of fuel consumption and emission inventories from the aviation sector by the uptake of advanced methods (in collaboration with EUROCONTROL and EASA)
Deliverable  8.1
Report on new methodology for the EMEP/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook
31/12/2011
CAT3 - Validated and harmonized methods and measurements
Deliverable  8.2
Proposal for the use of the new methodology in TREMOVE (in cooperation with the IPTS-TSEA Action)
31/12/2011
CAT4 - Technical systems
  8.1
Study on the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) in Aviation and its application in the New Member States and potential extension in Candidate Countries, along with evaluation and application of new models for emission inventories from aviation
A report on the study for the use of ETS in Aviation
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
  9
To participate to the development of an Modelling Platform on Low-Carbon Technologies (in collaboration with the JRC-IPTS TSEA and other JRC Actions)
Deliverable  9.1
Contribution to the creation of an Modelling platform on Low Carbon Technologies for the part of transport
31/12/2011
CAT3 - Validated and harmonized methods and measurements
  10
Assessment of potential CO2 emission reductions using eco-innovations in passenger cars (in cooperation with the Action CLEEVE)
Deliverable  10.1
Report on the development of a tool to assess the potential CO2 emission reduction of innovative technologies.
31/12/2011
CAT5 - Other policy support products and services
  11
Administrative Arrangement with DG-CLIMA on Eco-innovations, PEMS testing and derogations as part of the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 443/2009 (in collaboration with the CLEEVE action)
Deliverable  11.1
Checklist to guide the technical assessment of eco-innovations
31/12/2011
CAT2 - Policy support documents
Deliverable  11.2
Report on the definition of the minimum requirements of a testing methodology and further definition of the eligibility criteria
31/12/2011
CAT2 - Policy support documents
Deliverable  11.3
First draft and final guidance document for applicants
31/12/2011
CAT2 - Policy support documents
Deliverable  11.4
Final report on the investigation of on-road CO2 variability/distribution
31/12/2011
CAT2 - Policy support documents
  12
SMELLER project (2010-2012). The objective of the project is to design a computer-controlled device that, once installed on the side of a generic road, is able to detect the emissions from any single vehicle passing by and signal high-polluters.
Deliverable  12.1
Design of a methodology to identify high-polluters by means of a real time comparison between theoretical emission data (as calculated by COPERT) and on-road emission measurements (made by the Smeller)
31/12/2011
  13
Improve the quality of the emissions inventories of the road transport sector, through the application of a validated tool like COPERT, for New MS, Candidate and Potential Candidates, as well as countries participating to the European Neighbourhood Policy and Russia
Deliverable  13.1
Training on the use of COPERT for New MS, Candidate and Potential Candidates, as well as countries participating to the European Neighbourhood Policy and Russia
31/12/2011
CAT8 - Training courses
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