uCARe goes Cyprus!

uCARe becomes part of a 32-hour training program for Energy Auditors in Transport! The programme is held by Frederick University, subsidized by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus and was approved by the Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry of Cyprus. Software, hardware, concepts and training material on emission and energy saving from the uCARe toolbox are included in the training program of future energy auditors. Stay tuned for more news to come from uCARe activities in Cyprus!

uCARe presentations at the online TAP conference

Results from the uCARe project will be presented at the TAP (Transport and Air Pollution) conference (30/3 – 1/4 2021):
– Lower emissions from existing cars: personalised advice based on emission maps by RenĂ© van Gijlswijk (TNO)
– A virtual PEMS for Eco Driver training by Martin Opetnik (TU Graz)

The complete conference program is online now. Registration is open until 14 March.

Cheap and simple monitoring solutions for car emissions.

Standardized emission measurement tools like PEMS are expensive and laborious, and therefore not suitable to be applied in a large fleet. Beyond PEMS, there are several other methods to monitor vehicle emissions using standard (cheap) sensors, monitoring boxes and data channels. In Deliverable 1.4 you can read more about these methods.

New DIY test videos available

Within project uCARe we have developed 5 videos to help people reduce emissions from their car by performing some DIY tests. The topics are: CO meter, Exhaust Particle matter, Exhaust swipe, Brake particle matter and Driving Style. Have a look for yourself.

uCARe video: examine (and improve) your driving style

The emission of pollutants by cars is influenced by the driving style. uCARe has developed an app to examine your driving style and thus gives you insight in how changing your driving can lower the amount of pollutants your car emits. Have a look at the video and try for yourself.