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Application Area

  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Appraisal and assessment

Tool Type

  • Guidance document / Manual
  • Method / Approach

Target Audience

  • Rural areas
  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions



Amitran is an assessment methodology. It provides a framework for evaluating the effects of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) applications for transport in terms of CO2 emissions. It therefore supports the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems to enable more efficient and sustainable goods transport and passenger mobility.

The methodology results from the 36-month Amitran project (November 2011 - September 2014), supported by the European Commission (DG Information Society and Media) under the 7th Framework Programme of Research and Technological Development. The assessment itself requires the use of models and data and the expertise to apply them. Amitran is not a tool that can replace modelling or analysis, it is a methodology to aid the analysis process and to provide guidance and examples. It provides a checklist, a knowledge base, model interfaces and links to some data sets.

Good Example

Amitran has been used in traffic management in The Hague (Netherlands). The city of The Hague and TNO developed a multi-criteria decision support system. The aim was to implement a real-time approach in the traffic control centre in order to improve throughput, air quality and CO2, based on variable message signs and adapted intersection control. It was considered a suitable use-case for Amitran, since a modelling approach is used to evaluate the system on CO2 emissions. The city used the models and the Amitran interface to evaluate the results of scenarios.

Input Data

Model input data, e.g. traffic counts and expected percentage changes resulting from a specific ITS application, based on previous deployments or trials.

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Basic Information

October 2014
Free of charge
The time required depends on complexity, factors to assess, different scenarios and options, and availability, usability and quality of data.
Knowledge of microscopic/macroscopic modelling is required


Amitran project consortium (TNO, DLR, PTV, TeamNet, ERTICO, Tecnalia, Ecorys). Coordinator: Ms. Gerdien Klunder, TNO;
0031 88 866 84 68

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