REMON – Real Time Monitoring of Urban Transport
Rapid urbanisation and the increasing size of metropolitan regions proof to be serious challenges for urban
transport and urban planning. Like many other cities in development countries, Hanoi suffers severe traffic congestion due to its rapid urbanisation and the booming motorisation since the early 1990s. The rapid urban growth of Hanoi and the increasing size of the metropolitan region cause a series of difficulties in urban development, urban planning and urban management: air pollution, noise and environmental pollution, soild and liquid waste management, traffic jams, flooding.
The basic idea of the REMON project is to track and detect traffic flows in real time via two methods: Floating Car Data (FCD) and Floating Phone Data (FPD). This raw data will be turned into information for various applications: from informing road users of the current traffic situation on each street to controlling and managing traffic as well as long-term planning efforts and measures to solve traffic problems. The project has different approaches for the reduction of pollution, emissions, and energy consumption.
The key objectives of the project are the reduction of air pollutants and emissions as well as the reduction of energy consumption within the urban transport sector in Hanoi. The consortium of German and Vietnamese partners will establish a real-time traffic information system in Hanoi, which helps to increase the efficiency of Hanoi’s transport system and thus reduce its environmental impacts, in particular traffic jams, traffic induced emissions and energy consumption. Furthermore, the project will develop means to evaluate the improvements measures, both for short term traffic optimisation and for long term transport and urban development.