TRAFAIR: Understanding Traffic Flows to Improve Air quality
The Action's overall objective is to develop a service that combines data on air quality, weather conditions, and traffic flows in order to allow citizens and municipalities to estimate the level of pollution resulting from varying traffic flow conditions.
The service will be deployed in the following cities: Zaragoza, Florence, Modena, Livorno, Santiago de Compostela, and Pisa. Related datasets (including metadata) will be published through open data portals that will be made publicly available also after the duration of the action. Whenever possible, local portals will be directly used, which are harvested by the European Data Portal through the respective national portals: the Emilia Romagna open data portal for the data of the city of Modena, the Tuscany Open Data portal for Florence, Pisa and Livorno, and the Aragon Open Data Portal for Zaragoza.
Specifically, the Action will:
- Define a standard set of metadata representing urban air quality maps.
- Provide citizens and public administrations with a real-time map of the estimated levels of pollution in the urban areas based on data from air quality sensors, and measurements of standard air quality stations.
- Develop a service to predict urban air quality based on the data collected, weather forecasts and traffic flows. This service will make use of High-Performance Computing (HPC) technologies to estimate the diffusion of pollutants in the urban areas. It will also be used to simulate new hypothesis of circulation, such as changes in the urban fleet of vehicles, increases of low emission vehicles, and to study the generated impacts on air quality.
- Publish open datasets describing the urban air quality maps and the prediction maps of the 6 cities in which the service will run for the duration of the Action.