SP5 ecoTraffic Management & Control

The challenges to overcome fuel waste related to traffic management are excessive stops, poor traffic lights coordination, unstable traffic flows and congestion.

Applications for ecoTraffic Management & Control aim to find a balance between the collective interest of road operators to optimise the overall performance of the network and the individual interest of road users to travel the quickest route at the lowest cost.


1. Definition of a set of representative use cases considering

- interactions of the various actors (drivers, fleet management operators and authorities)

- main factors influencing fuel economy (e.g. smooth control and driving, efficient routes and congestion avoidance)

2. Definition of an interface between the central and the local (or area) level of the traffic management applications, which includes fuel-reduction targets

3. Design and development of functional components and applications

ecoTraffic Management & Control applications

  • ecoAdaptive Balancing and Control looks at balancing traffic demand and network capacity by distributing traffic over a road network and facilitating this traffic locally with traffic light coordination. Vehicle-to-Infrastructure interaction plays a key role in acquiring real-time vehicle fuel consumption data to advise drivers about the optimal route choice and traffic light status

  • ecoAdaptive Traveller Support provides personalised recommendations to vehicles for both efficient vehicle operation and an optimized driving strategy, including speed profiles

  • ecoMotorway Management combines energy-optimised traffic management on the interurban network with eco-support of individual vehicles through ramp metering and lane-change maneuvers advice

  • Sub-project Team

    SP LeaderJaap Vreeswijk (Imtech Traffic)