Virtual Emission Monitoring helps reduce traffic pollution in real time
Deteriorating air quality is an issue that affects all of us, and emissions from vehicles play a large part in this. Factors such as traffic density, weather conditions and geography can contribute to high local levels of emissions. Traditional on-street air-quality monitors are useful for understanding long term trends across an area, such as a town or city and can provide valuable evidence for policy-level change such as increased cycling provision. However, traditional monitors are of little operational value, as the data does not provide sufficient geographical resolution and is not timely enough to inform tactical, minute-by-minute decisions. Dynniq’s Virtual Emission Monitor (VEM) takes measurement to the next level, allowing authorities to take operational actions that make a difference right away.
Real-time emission monitoring and intervention
The Virtual Emission Monitor (VEM) models emissions based on traffic data, such as speed, number of vehicles and types of vehicles. By gathering and analysing information from various sources, such as traffic detection loops, VEM enables its users to accurately determine the contribution of traffic to air quality. When and where necessary, operators can then intervene immediately, for example, by changing signal timings or putting in diversions to disperse traffic.
Scalable and adaptable
At Dynniq, we understand the intricate relationship between the many factors impacting air quality. High-emission combinations can occur in a variety of locations, from a stretch of motorway to a busy city centre. Being a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, the VEM tool can be scaled both in terms of size and cost to suit any application. Additionally, we offer our standard product with added bespoke elements, so that local authorities can get the best selection of traffic data from their network.
Long life, long-lasting changes
As all of our systems at Dynniq, VEM comes with a full range of services. We offer outstanding customer service and a team of specialists who ensure continuous maintenance and who are available to tackle any issues that may arise. This package ensures that your system has a longer life cycle, so that you have more time to make short-term and long-term changes in air quality, benefiting all road users.
Key features of VEM
- Data – all data are archived without any aggregation to ensure that they can be retrieved for auditing of long-term analyses
- Reporting – pre-defined customisable reports make consistent analysis and reporting easy
- Software-based – with no additional infrastructure required, there is no need to deploy engineers in unsafe situations
- Detection – works with a variety of detection methods
- Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) – ITS delivers equal benefits at 30% of the cost
- Cloud hosting – easily scalable
- Systems engineering – increases the value of your current systems by augmenting their data with emissions
- Communication – providing awareness of emissions
- Control – only implement control when you need to
Read our Kirklees Case Study in Virtual Emissions Monitoring to learn how you can quickly reduce vehicle emissions.