ECOTRIP -Emission and Consumption Calculation Software
Topic: Mobility Management
Step in the SUMP cycle: Step 10: Manage implementation
Through the REGIO-MOB project, Italy developed and implemented ECOTRIP -Emission and Consumption Calculation Software based on Trip Data Measured by Vehicle On-Board Unit. ECOTRIP Is a modelling and calculation system to improve the sustainable management and security of the flow of people, vehicles and goods. ECOTRIP calculates the fuel consumption, the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and the main air pollutants produced by combustion of vehicles engines, both during the heating phase of the engine (cold emission) and during the operating temperature (hot emission). This good practice targets the decision-makers involved in policies for mobility and urban traffic. The innovative character and the originality of the software ECOTRIP come from the ability to use data in real time, on the actual paths, on the drive cycle and on the characteristics of the vehicle, as well as operating on different levels of aggregation and detail, according to the journey data made available by the operational centre that controls and manages all on-board units installed in vehicles.
ECOTRIP was applied in the Province of Rome, the most populous province of Italy. The novelty of the service lies in the ability to aggregate travel data made available by the operations centre that monitors and manages all on-board units installed in vehicles. ECOTRIP provides geo-referenced estimates on fuel consumption and pollutant emissions, thus achieving a useful tool for monitoring and evaluation of energy-environmental impacts of road traffic. The capacity of providing punctual estimates and geo-referenced emissions represent a new and valid system able to support tools to reduce traffic pollution, traffic flows and offer traffic simulation models to develop, evaluate and manage increasingly complex mobility scenarios. The product has all the qualities to contribute to the development of new applications aimed at the insurance market for the management of new car insurances that would reward the people who pollute less.