THE ISSUE

 The new publication by THE ISSUE and NEREUS "Space and ICT Applications supporting Smart, Green, Integrated Transport and Urban Mobility" is now available to be downloaded.

THE ISSUE (full title: Traffic- Health-Environment. Intelligent Solutions Sustaining Urban Economies) is one of the projects mobilized on the NEREUS platform. Bringing together research clusters from 5 NEREUS member regions (East Midlands, Molise, Midy-Pyrénées, Aquitaine and Mazovia) it qualified as a NEREUS flagship project.

The project aims at using intelligent Traffic Management to boost competitiveness of transport-related economies at urban, regional and local levels as well as to deliver innovative solutions to traffic management operations, to reduce traffic emissions and improve air quality locally.

THE ISSUE project will combine diverse technologies and research applications to tackle these traffic management issues. One example is the integration of computer intelligence solutions and real-time satellite navigation data into existing operational urban traffic management systems. Two other practical approaches are space and in situ measurements to help mitigate risk to citizens’ health from traffic-induced air pollution, and technology demonstration and pre-operational real-time trials of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car operating in a city environment.

Being part of the FP7 “Regions of knowledge” Theme, THE ISSUE project aims to create solid partnerships between different regional research clusters to bring together and coordinate existing and forthcoming research and technological development (RTD) programs relevant to traffic, health and the environment.

Coordinator of the project is the Leicester City Council. The kick-off meeting of the project was held on 18 January 2012 at the National Space Centre in Leicester (UK).

Facts and Figures about the project

THE ISSUE was submitted in response of the European Commission’s Region of Knowledge Call C(2010)4903 of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It has duration of 36 months started on 1st December 2011. The overall budget is of 3.205.802 Euro, funded for 2.749.981 Euro.

 

For more information: THE ISSUE website; CORDIS website and Prof. Wells presentation

CONSORTIUM

 

Contacts: Mr Stephen Dibnah (project coordinator). Email: steve.dibnah@leicester.gov.uk

Leicecster City Council

Welford Place New Walk Centre

Welford Place LE1 6ZG

Leicester. United Kingdom

Project scientific advisers: Prof. Alan Wells, University of Leicester, Leicester; Dr. Eric Goodyer De Montfort University, Leicester Email: aaw@leicester.ac.uk; eric.goodyer@btinternet.com