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New study quantifies the global health impacts of vehicle exhaust

Study links ambient PM2.5 and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to ~361,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2010 and ~385,000 in 2015 On-road diesel vehicles were responsible...
Published 2019.02.26: News

Health impacts of air pollution from transportation sources in Germany

Fact sheet regarding the health impacts of emissions from the transportation sector in Germany
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

Health impacts of air pollution from transportation sources in London

Fact sheet regarding the health impacts of emissions from the transportation sector in London
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

Health impacts of air pollution from transportation sources in Paris

Fact sheet regarding the health impacts of emissions from the transportation sector in Paris
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

A global snapshot of the air pollution-related health impacts of transportation sector emissions in 2010 and 2015

Exhaust from vehicles is a major source of outdoor air pollution worldwide. This study links state-of-the-art vehicle emissions, air pollution, and epidemiological models to estimate the impacts of...
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

Remote sensing of motor vehicle emissions in London

From November 2017 through February 2018, The Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE) conducted a project using remote-sensing technology to measure in-use exhaust emissions from vehicles at several...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

Real-world NOx emissions from remote sensing: An update of the TRUE rating

Earlier this year the Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE, funded by the FIA Foundation and C40 Cities) completed a project using remote-sensing technology to measure nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions...We recently finished collecting, cleaning up, and crunching the numbers from a real-world emissions measurement campaign in London using remote sensing. And we've updated the TRUE rating that...
Published 2018.12.17: Blog Post

Use of remote-sensing technology for vehicle emissions monitoring and control

Measurement of exhaust emissions from in-use vehicles is key to any effective system for controlling air pollution in the transportation sector. The best-known method of in-use vehicle emissions...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

In-use vehicle exhaust emissions in London in 2018

The City of London and the TRUE initiative began a collaboration in March 2017 to increase the availability and accessibility of information on exhaust emissions, and particularly nitrogen oxide (NOx...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

NOx and particulate emissions from London’s taxis

The Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE) deployed remote-sensing equipment to measure “real-world” emissions from vehicles from more than 100,000 vehicles at several sites around Greater London...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

Real-world emissions from London buses

New data collected by The Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE) provides a clear and detailed picture of real-world pollutant emissions from London buses, and of the effects of policy efforts to...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control

Click here to see the final agenda, with links to presentations. The South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26–27 September, 2018. The event was...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

States and cities seeking to maintain clean car standards

On August 2nd, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of proposed...
Published 2018.08.21: Publication

A step forward in Europe on measuring in-use vehicle emissions

[This post originally appeared on the TRUE initiative website, www.trueinitiative.org, 16 Oct 2017] On 28 September 2017 three Members of the European Parliament, Kathleen Van Brempt (Beligum),...In September three MEPs convened a fruitful discussion on using remote sensing technology to measure pollutant emissions in vehicle exhaust in Europe’s cities.
Published 2017.10.23: Blog Post

London’s Clean Car Checker enables consumers to buy the cleanest vehicles

[This post originally appeared on the TRUE initiative website, www.trueinitiative.org, on 17 Oct 2017] Last week the city of London released its Clean Car Checker that provides consumers with real-...The city is taking a big step forward in fighting air pollution, and other cities would benefit from doing the same.
Published 2017.10.23: Blog Post

Fiat-Chrysler, Renault-Nissan . . . who might be next?

The news earlier this month that the U.S. EPA had issued a Notice of Violation to Fiat-Chrysler for failing to inform the agency of several software "devices" that alter the behavior of the emissions...The current investigations might not prove that Fiat-Chrysler or Renault-Nissan used defeat devices per se, but these recalls confirm that automakers can do more than just the minimum necessary to...
Published 2017.01.30: Blog Post

Defeat device testing in the EU: So far, not so good

Conclusively determining whether or not a vehicle has a defeat device to circumvent emissions tests is difficult. Really difficult. That is because a defeat device, as defined in EU regulation, is:...The post-VW vehicle testing by Germany, the UK, and France suggest that defeat devices are being employed in Europe that have yet to be detected. But further testing is needed if the goal is to...
Published 2016.04.28: Blog Post

The miseducation of the diesel car

I recently read an open letter in the Corriere della Sera by a VW engineer working on engine development and emissions (that’s what I call a hot seat!). The letter contains some pretty remarkable...The preliminary agreement on the EU's Real-Driving Emissions regulation is a missed opportunity to address the air-quality problem by forcing the technological adjustments required to bring real...
Published 2015.11.04: Blog Post

NOx control technologies for Euro 6 diesel passenger cars

Controlling nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from Euro 6 diesel passenger cars is one of the biggest technical challenges facing automakers. Euro 6 limits NOx emissions from diesel passenger cars to 80...
Published 2015.09.03: Publication