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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

Pilot project in Munich highlights how to reduce air pollution hotspots

A real-world pilot project in Munich has been completed by Siemens Mobility, ryd (a platform by ThinxNet) and Hawa Dawa, demonstrating that individual vehicle drivers can be influenced to take an alternative route, and air pollution hotspots subsequently reduced.

The pilot showed an alternative approach to general city tolling, which could also be combined with public transport to enhance intermodal mobility.

Launched in November 2018, the four-week pilot showed that 35 to 40 per cent of drivers are willing to contribute to reducing air pollution by rerouting, when they are provided alternative routes on their ryd platform. In addition, optimising traffic at an individual level can help to reduce overall air pollution within a city.

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