[enviroCar-discuss] enviroCar Newsletter 2/2015, September 7, 2015

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[enviroCar-discuss] enviroCar Newsletter 2/2015, September 7, 2015

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enviroCar Newsletter ..... Issue 2/September 7, 2015

The enviroCar Newsletter provides information about current developments
and activities. It is published on a quarterly basis.

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Project News

1. Study Project HS Bochum: enviroCar Analysis Service II
(http://blog.52north.org/2015/09/04/envirocar-analyse-service-ii/)
2. Google Summer of Code 2015 project results:
    a)“enviroCar Light”
(http://blog.52north.org/2015/08/26/envirocar-light-final-blog/)
    b)“Social Driving Stats”
(http://blog.52north.org/2015/08/19/social-driving-stats-final-blog/)
    c)“SPARQL endpoint and Interoperability of the enviroCar Linked
Data”
(http://blog.52north.org/2015/08/25/sparql-endpoint-and-interoperability-of-the-envirocar-linked-data-final-blog-post/)


enviroCar enroute

1. "Consumption-based routing with enviroCar" was held at the Esri
GeoDev Meetup in München on July 2, 2015 (Fabian von Bechen)
(https://geonet.esri.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/38-138799/Talk3%20EnviroCar.pdf)
2. enviroCar: A Citizen Science Platform for Car Sensor Data was
presented at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, July 8 - 12, 2015
(http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc15/abstracts/a1418.html)
3. enviroCar is part of the upcoming exhibit The Web. People, Cables,
Data Streams”/„Das Netz. Menschen, Kabel, Datenströme“ in Berlin's
German Museum of Technology/Deutsches Technikmuseum.
(http://52north.org/413-2-years-old-and-in-a-museum)


Publications

1. enviroCar: A Citizen Science Platform for Analyzing and Mapping
Crowd-Sourced Car Sensor Data
(http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tgis.12155/abstract)
2. enviroCar on datahub.io (http://datahub.io/dataset/envirocar)


Technology updates

1. What's planned?
The results of the GSoC 2015 projects are currently being reviewed and
should lead to a new app release soon.


Best regards,
Your enviroCar Team
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[enviroCar-discuss] enviroCar Newsletter 3/2015, December 16, 2015

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enviroCar Newsletter ..... Issue 3/December 16, 2105

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Technology updates

The enviroCar Team is proud to announce that a new version (0.20.0) of
the enviroCar app has been released. A completely redesigned user
interface and a simplified data collection process greatly improve its
usability. Many thanks to Arne de Wall and Matthes Rieke."[1]


enviroCar enroute

enviroCar – a citizen science platform for sustainable mobility was
presented as a poster at GIS Day, November 18, 2015, Institut für
Geographie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany.


Using enviroCar data for cost attributes in routing applications
Master Thesis by Fabian von Bechen

Traffic is one of the biggest sources of CO2 emission in Germany.
Research to reduce these emissions focuses on the development of
low-emission drive systems or electric engines. Another possibility to
avoid CO2 emissions is environmentally friendly routing. Fabian von
Bechen took this approach in his Masters thesis “The use of floating car
data for cost attributes in routing applications”.

Classic routing services calculate the fastest or shortest routes. This
is done with algorithms based on the cost attribute “length of the
route” and/or the “permissible speed” on the route. For the most part,
this is based on historical data. Actual average velocity can differ. In
order to navigate to a destination based on reduced CO2 emissions, a
routing application based on a “fuel consumption” cost attribute is
required. This cost attribute is the average fuel consumption value of
the street segments.

In order to achieve a consumption or emission based routing, Fabian used
enviroCar’s anonymous Extended Floating Car data (xFCD) to calculate
fuel consumption and derive the CO2 emissions. He developed a Python
geoprocessing script using ArcGIS ArcPy to process the data and match
the consumption information from enviroCar with the OSM street network.
Based on this combined network dataset, a route that saves the most fuel
can be generated.

The thesis results in a successful first attempt to calculate the best
route with the lowest fuel consumption. However, several factors that
also influence the routing have not yet been considered, e.g. the factor
time, driving direction in the enviroCar data and personal driving behavior.



[1] http://52north.org/432-smooth-riding-with-envirocar-0-20-0


Best wishes and happy holidays,
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[enviroCar-discuss] enviroCar Newsletter 1/2016, May 2, 2016

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enviroCar Newsletter ..... Issue 1/May 2, 2016

The enviroCar Newsletter provides information about current developments
and activities. It is published on a quarterly basis.

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Project News

1.Google Summer of Code 2016: "Visual Analytics of enviroCar Tracks” –
Naveen Jafer (India)

The project focuses on improving analysis functionality and visual
analytics of enviroCar tracks. This will require a flexible architecture
that allows one to easily add additional analysis tools. Currently, the
user's profile page provides basic visual analytics facilities and is
implemented in php. One task will be to migrate the analytics page to
JavaScript using angular.js. Additional visual analytics facilities will
also be added.


enviroCar enroute

1. Upcoming: "enviroCar – citizen science tools for sustainable
mobility" will be presented at The European Citizen Science Association
Conference 2016  from May 19 - 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
(http://www.ecsa2016.eu/)

2. "Open Analysis of Crowdsourced Car Sensor Data - the enviroCar
project" was presented at the workshop "E-mobility and smart grids:
challenges and opportunities" during the 18th International GI/ITG
Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing
Systems” and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance” (MMB & DFT 2016) from
April 4 - 6, 2016 in Münster, Germany.(http://mmb2016.de/emobility)


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[enviroCar-discuss] enviroCar Newsletter 2/2016, Decmeber 12, 2016

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enviroCar Newsletter ..... Issue 2/December 12, 2016

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-Project News-

1) Quality Analysis for Synchronized Traffic Lights in the city of
Mönchengladbach
The city administration in Mönchengladbach used the enviroCar platform
in a project, in which traffic flow and related air pollutant emissions
were evaluated along a major traffic axis. The Traffic System Consulting
(TSC), a traffic consulting agency located in Essen, carried out the
project. See the press releases below for more information.

-enviroCar in the press-

1) Autofahrer machen Grüne Welle selbst [1]
2) QualitätsAnalyseDienste (QAD) Mönchengladbach [2]
3) Stadt Mönchengladbach –  Untersuchung der Qualität des
Verkehrsablaufes auf Hauptverkehrsstraßen im Stadtgebiet mit Hilfe von
Bürgerinnen und Bürgern [3]

-enviroCar software-

1) enviroCar Web application: The beta version of the new enviroCar web
application is now available online [4]. It is based on work done by
Google’s Summer of Code 2016 student Naveen Jafer. A flexible
architecture allows users to gain insights of their tracks regarding
phenomenons such as velocity, CO2 emission and fuel consumption. The
layout follows Google’s Material Design guidelines, thus providing an
intuitive communication of information to the users. Currently, mobile
gadgets are not yet fully supported, although most of the
functionalities are accessible via smartphones and tablets. All
enviroCar users are invited to test the web application and to use the
site’s feedback form [5] to send their feedback or report issues. More
detailed information can be found in Maurin Radtke's blog post [6].

-enviroCar en route-

“Citizen Science & Observation Data” was presented by Thomas Bartoschek
at the EUROGI Extra Member Meeting, November 4, 2016 at the Bochum
University of Applied Sciences.

-enviroCar data updates-

The current number of tracks is 13.915 (~4.5 million measurements)

[1]
http://www.rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/moenchengladbach/autofahrer-machen-gruene-welle-selbst-aid-1.6000854
[2] http://www.mvup.de/2016/05/20/qad-m%C3%B6nchengladbach/
[3] http://www.mg-verkehr.org/
[4] http://pilot.52north.org/envirocar-ng
[5]
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfanFDFmIEgD9p6GWyC9oEDXLhiMdE3hptZVCdV8WsG4Ik1g/viewform
[6] http://blog.52north.org/2016/12/08/envirocar-webapp/

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