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COSMO: Cooperative Systems for Sustainable Mobility and Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is strictly related to CO2 emissions and by its nature is a global issue. Traffic and transport have the potential of producing savings in energy consumptions that are potentially estimated in 26%. Looking at the traffic and transport system as a whole, energy is addressed in the traffic environment through different angles: • Vehicle fuel consumption: Savings can be achieved by adding different effects: Engine technology; Environment sensitive traffic control strategy; Ecodriving style of the vehicle drivers • Energy used to operate on-road equipment: traffic control management systems need energy to be operated. Signalisation is the component mostly demanding in terms of electrical power. LED technology makes available special features that can be exploited in order to reduce the energy consumption by using the full luminance only when needed. • Energy harvesting: traffic means moving vehicle and ultimately weight in motion. Using the same principle used by electric engines that recover a fraction of this energy to recharge the batteries, also the roadside infrastructure has the possibility to collect a convert into electrical power portion of this energy. The latest technologies and applications for making vehicle and infrastructure dialoguing (cooperative systems) are perfectly fitting in the scenario, and should be exploited since the first phases of deployment. The COSMO project is aiming at addressing all the above mentioned topics by providing practical demonstration on selected test sites. Sites are selected specifically according to their capacity to run a local pilot project, implementing latest technologies to demonstrate the feasibility and level of impact achievable in different operational context and scenario. The result produced are expected to rise the awareness of the decision makers and pave the way for a new generation of energy efficient and environment aware solutions for traffic management and control.

Contact information

FRANCO Gino
Via Nizza 262/57
10126 Turin
ITALY
Tel. +39 011 6500411
Fax. +39 011 6500444

Participants

Coordinator: MIZAR AUTOMAZIONE SPA, ITALY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
MIZAR AUTOMAZIONE SPA ITALY
SWARCO FUTURIT Verkehrssignalsysteme GmbH AUSTRIA
KAPSCH TrafficCom AG AUSTRIA
ASFINAG Service GmbH AUSTRIA
GEO SOLUTIONS NV BELGIUM
EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION S.C.R.L. BELGIUM
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO ITALY
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA ITALY
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION SPAIN
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB SWEDEN
SVEVIA AB SWEDEN
LINDHOLMEN SCIENCE PARK AKTIEBOLAG SWEDEN

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