The AMITRAN project will develop a framework for the evaluation of the effects of ICT measures in traffic and transport on energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. By doing so, it will contribute to the development of ICT solutions that allow more efficient multimodal goods transport and passenger mobility. It is AMITRAN’s ambition to build the foundations for a standardised assessment of future European ICT developments.
Earlier studies indicate possible CO2 reductions up to 25% based on certain ICT measures. AMITRAN provides the methodology and tools to assess such reductions at European level in a systematic and realistic way. This will support developers, public authorities and investors in ICT solutions to make sound decisions based on reliable impact estimates, covering the complete transport chain.
Top EU transport R&D institutes have bundled forces to cooperate in AMITRAN. There will be cooperation with recent and ongoing EU projects where ICT applications and tools are developed which potentially contribute to CO2 reduction (e.g. eCoMove and COFRET). As active participants in those projects, the AMITRAN project partners will ensure direct liaison with these projects.
DLR is responsible for the identification of user needs for a general assessment framework as well as for the categorisation of ITS in order to facilitate their assessment. Furthermore, the development of the assessment framework itself and the interfaces for assessment tools (traffic simulation models) will be supported.
AMITRAN’s objectives are:
November 2011 - April 2014