Remote Emission Sensing in Practice: Lessons from the CARES project

Remote sensing

The “Remote Emission Sensing in Practice: Lessons from the CARES project” workshop is the final online stakeholder workshop of the City Air Remote Emission Sensing (CARES) project, a research project funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The objective is to present key results of the CARES project and to explain and discuss potential use cases for monitoring as well as enforcing improvements in real-world road vehicle emission levels. The event is targeted at city, national, and EU-level officials as well as other stakeholders with an interest in remote emission sensing technologies.

*All times in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

14:00 Welcome and introduction

Åke Sjödin, Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)

  • History and key objectives of the CARES project
14:15 Remote emission sensing measurements in practice

Yoann Bernard, International Council on Clean Transportation, (ICCT)

  • Lessons learnt from demonstration measurements in Milan (Italy), Krakow (Poland), and Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Technical, logistical, and legal preparations
  • OPUS, HEAT, point sampling, plume chasing, and PEMS devices
14:30 Assessing real-world emissions from vehicle fleets

Kaylin Lee, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

  • Highlight results from preliminary data analysis
  • General emission trends for key pollutants
  • Emission performance of vehicle families
  • Implications for Low and Zero Emission Zones
14:45 Future applications for remote emission sensing

Jens Borken, Technical University Dresden

  • Use cases for city and government officials
  • Outlook and next steps
14:55 Noise and Emissions Monitoring and Radical Mitigation 

Peter Liljenberg, Gate 21

  • A quick introduction to the Horizon 2020 NEMO project
15:00 Q&A, discussion with the audience

Peter Mock, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

15:45 End of meeting


About the CARES project

CARES is a research project funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The project brings together Europe’s experts in non-intrusive vehicle emissions measurement to investigate the use of different remote sensing techniques for monitoring real-world vehicle emissions performance and enforcing compliance with exhaust pollutant standards. Its goal is to lower barriers to the widespread use of these technologies through a combination of technology development, new analysis techniques, proof-of-concept demonstrations, and extensive dissemination of results, findings, and guidance. The project is coordinated by the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and runs from May 2019 until April 2023.

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This project is receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 814966




Peter Mock