Support for a Joint Task Force of Europe, Japan and USA on setting a common research agenda for assessing impact of ITS on emissions

The project, centred around a working group from Europe, Japan, and the United States, enabled future ITS investment and policy decisions to be taken on the basis of sound and detailed knowledge of their impacts, according to an internationally-agreed assessment methodology. This was possible through a continuous dialogue between Europe, Japan, and the United States on this topic, thereby permitting a high quality European contribution to the definition of a joint research agenda. Through the cooperation and exchange between the 3 regions we learned from the experiences in Japan and the United States on modelling tools, and evaluation methodologies. We finally defined a common agenda for future research in this area, and identified a roadmap towards achieving international standardisation of the methodology.

The project involved several steps, each beginning with a short preparation and review phase, followed by an international symposium, and ending with a joint technical report.


The joint technical report: “Guidelines for Assessing the Effects of ITS on CO2 Emissions”

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funded by

European Commission, DG INFSO, FP7


TNO (NL) - (Coordinator), PTV (DE), Mizar (IT), ERTICO (BE), Imtech (NL), TRL (UK), INRETS (FR)


Sven Maerivoet, Kris Vanherle, Tom Voge


Sven Maerivoet

+32 16 31.77.33
reference: 09.02

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 270332