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Can Environmental Footprint of Vehicles be used for Road Pricing?
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2008 (English)In: 7th European Congress and Exihbition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
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The movement of additional goods associated with a single market in Europe will increase rail and road freight traffic and the resulting impact on the environment and infrastructure. To reduce this impact, a better understanding of the dynamic interaction between freight vehicles and the infrastructure and environment is required. The European cooperative project Eureka Logchain Footprint E!2486 aims to develop an innovative and cost effective method to identify road and rail vehicles by means of their environmental "footprint" as characterized by dynamic load, noise, ground borne vibration and gaseous/particle emissions induced by individual vehicles. Switzerland has been a partner in the Footprint project since 2004. The Swiss participation included the installation of the novel Footprint Monitoring Site (FMS) on the A1 motorway in June 2005. This paper presents results from the monitoring of footprint parameters and compares these parameters with the parameters currently used for heavy vehicle fee.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-88792OAI: diva2:502424
7th European Congress and Exihbition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services. Geneva, Italy. June 4-6, 2008
TSC import 1836 2012-02-14. QC 20120509Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-05-09Bibliographically approved

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