A grid of material and immaterial laboratories for supporting the sustainability of transportation: the RESET project in Sicily

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Abstract

Transportation is a crucial sector, to be suitably approached in order of getting human activities in more environmentally sustainable paths. In fact, in developing, as well in less developing, countries people and freights mobility are responsible of important amount of pollutant emissions and are cause of significant levels of energy consumptions. In this paper, a Sicilian regional project is presented, aiming at establishing an interconnected grid of material and immaterial laboratories. These laboratories, that are devoted at inducing more virtuous behaviors in the transportation policies, are constituted by equipment and software tools, mainly located in the region’s universities, acting as monitoring and simulation stations. After a description of the structure of the grid, first results of the laboratories activity are provided, along with an estimation of the expected improvement in the environmental and energy efficiency of the transportation sector in Sicily.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-868
Number of pages10
JournalJOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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