Environmental impacts of traffic are of major concern throughout many European metropolitan areas. Air pollution causes 400 000 deaths per year, making it first environmental cause of premature death in Europe. Among the main sources of air pollution in Europe, there are road traffic, domestic heating, and industrial combustion. The TRAFAIR project brings together 9 partners from two European countries (Italy and Spain) to develop innovative and sustainable services combining air quality, weather conditions, and traffic flows data to produce new information for the benefit of citizens and government decision-makers. The project is started in November 2018 and lasts two years. It is motivated by the huge amount of deaths caused by the air pollution. Nowadays, the situation is particularly critical in some member states of Europe. In February 2017, the European Commission warned five countries, among which Spain and Italy, of continued air pollution breaches. In this context, public administrations and citizens suffer from the lack of comprehensive and fast tools to estimate the level of pollution on an urban scale resulting from varying traffic flow conditions that would allow optimizing control strategies and increase air quality awareness. The goals of the project are twofold: monitoring urban air quality by using sensors in 6 European cities and making urban air quality predictions thanks to simulation models. The project is co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF TELECOM call on Open Data.

TRAFAIR: Understanding Traffic Flow to Improve Air Quality / Po, Laura; Rollo, Federica; Ramòn Rìos Viqueira, Josè; Trillo Lado, Raquel; Bigi, Alessandro; Cacheiro Lòpez, Javier; Paolucci, Michela; Nesi, Paolo. - CFP19B42-ART:(2019). ((Intervento presentato al convegno Conference: IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019) - ASC2 workshop tenutosi a Casablanca, Morocco nel October 14-17, 2019 [10.1109/ISC246665.2019.9071661].

TRAFAIR: Understanding Traffic Flow to Improve Air Quality

Laura Po
;
Federica Rollo
;
Alessandro Bigi
;
2019

Abstract

Environmental impacts of traffic are of major concern throughout many European metropolitan areas. Air pollution causes 400 000 deaths per year, making it first environmental cause of premature death in Europe. Among the main sources of air pollution in Europe, there are road traffic, domestic heating, and industrial combustion. The TRAFAIR project brings together 9 partners from two European countries (Italy and Spain) to develop innovative and sustainable services combining air quality, weather conditions, and traffic flows data to produce new information for the benefit of citizens and government decision-makers. The project is started in November 2018 and lasts two years. It is motivated by the huge amount of deaths caused by the air pollution. Nowadays, the situation is particularly critical in some member states of Europe. In February 2017, the European Commission warned five countries, among which Spain and Italy, of continued air pollution breaches. In this context, public administrations and citizens suffer from the lack of comprehensive and fast tools to estimate the level of pollution on an urban scale resulting from varying traffic flow conditions that would allow optimizing control strategies and increase air quality awareness. The goals of the project are twofold: monitoring urban air quality by using sensors in 6 European cities and making urban air quality predictions thanks to simulation models. The project is co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF TELECOM call on Open Data.
Conference: IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019) - ASC2 workshop
Casablanca, Morocco
October 14-17, 2019
CFP19B42-ART
Po, Laura; Rollo, Federica; Ramòn Rìos Viqueira, Josè; Trillo Lado, Raquel; Bigi, Alessandro; Cacheiro Lòpez, Javier; Paolucci, Michela; Nesi, Paolo
TRAFAIR: Understanding Traffic Flow to Improve Air Quality / Po, Laura; Rollo, Federica; Ramòn Rìos Viqueira, Josè; Trillo Lado, Raquel; Bigi, Alessandro; Cacheiro Lòpez, Javier; Paolucci, Michela; Nesi, Paolo. - CFP19B42-ART:(2019). ((Intervento presentato al convegno Conference: IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019) - ASC2 workshop tenutosi a Casablanca, Morocco nel October 14-17, 2019 [10.1109/ISC246665.2019.9071661].
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