Monitoring & mitigation solutions
To improve noise and air quality in urban areas and across major infrastructure, NEMO employs a two-pronged approach.
First, the development of new and enhanced autonomous remote sensing technologies to determine and identify noisy and polluting vehicles. This is followed by the development of measures to mitigate noise and emissions from passing vehicles.
Remote sensing systems for air and noise pollution
A fully autonomous remote sensing system will be developed to measure exhaust emissions and noise from road and rail traffic. The system will be developed so that it can be easily integrated into existing infrastructure and scaled or replicated in other locations. A software solution for data analysis and communication will also be developed, with existing intelligent transportation systems and their integration hereof in mind.
Mulitfunctional barriers and road pavement
Implementing mitigation measures into the infrastructure can be very effective for improving local noise and air quality. Hence, a set of mitigation technologies will be developed within the NEMO project to reduce the effects of air- and noise pollution as much as possible. The general mitigation concept consists of the integration of noise reduction, air cleaning and small particle buffering. NEMO’s overall mitigation solution is a combination of novel asphalt materials and multi-functional roadside barriers.