Cooperative systems roll-out in Austria and Middle-Germany: Key impacts on environment-first calculations

Walter Aigner, Uwe Plank-Wiedenbeck, Jorg Pfister, Wolfgang Schildorfer

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This paper presents climate-related target impacts from simulation studies in two complementary large-scale regional initiatives on cooperative systems (I2V) within the currently emerging European context. The innovative value-added is to share early results and approaches from rather complementary regional initiatives-in a level of detail that we have not seen anywhere else-for cross-fertilization and harmonization with other teams. In Austria the driving element for setting-up a large-scale cooperative services field test has been the newly emerging opportunity to directly communicate with car drivers in contexts when public transport offers an attractive alternative (thus reducing CO2 emission). Rather soon-while setting-up the field test-it became clear that cooperative services (EASYWAY set) have not only a significant potential in terms of increasing efficiency but also in terms of effectively coping with severe weather conditions. MOSAIQUE has been Germany's flagship cooperative systems activity within what is known as Middle-Germany (with some 14MEuro budget spent). Regional governments' driving rationale has been to better prepare for handling traffic-related challenges as being a main cause for facing bottlenecks in meeting ambitious German environmental and climate targets and agendas. For some mid-size towns the target is to reduce the number of days per year with critically high particulate matter levels by 5 or 10.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 22 Oct 201226 Oct 2012


Conference19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012


  • Co-modal routing
  • Co-operative services
  • Environmental-conscious mobility
  • FESTA-methodology
  • Green urban mobility
  • I2V
  • Impact assessment
  • ITS deployment
  • Low-carbon mobility


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