CARES - City Air Remote Emission Sensing

Development of remote vehicle emission sensing tools

Starting year: 2019


  • Fuels
  • Environment

Funding: Horizon 2020 (EU)
Duration: 2019-2022

The project brings together Europe’s experts in non-intrusive vehicle emission measurement to investigate the use of different remote sensing techniques for monitoring real-world vehicle emission performance and enforcing compliance with exhaust pollutant standards. CARES's goal is to optimize the functionality of remote emission detection tools by making the data management and analytical capabilities of these systems more efficient with a view to a large-scale use for vehicle emission monitoring and the enforcement of related regulations. To this end, CARES will integrate existing commercial remote emission detection tools with two other non-intrusive, contactless methods developed to maximize system efficiency in practice. Innovhub SSI has recommended the city of Milan for the performance of one of the three scheduled remote emission sensing campaigns with the installation of vertical remote detection technology and will take care of local experimental and testing activities.


  • Ivl Svenska Miljoeinstitutet Ab, Sweden (Co-ordinator)
  • Innovhub SSI, Italy
  • Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • Airyx GmbH, Germany
  • TNO - Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Netherlands
  • Agenzia Mobilità Ambiente e Territorio - Milano, Italy
  • Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • ICCT - International Council On Clean Transportation Europe GmbH, Germany
  • University of York, UK
  • Internationales Institut für Angewandte Systemanalyse, Austria
  • České Vysoké Učení Technické v Praze, Czech Republic
  • Stowarzyszenie Krakowski Alarm Smoggowy, Poland
  • Česká Zemědělská Univerzita v Praze, Czech Republic
  • EMPA - Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt, Switzerland

Contact person:

Simone Casadei

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