Global system to quantify vehicle emissions in real situations


Scientific studies show that 10% of the vehicles with the highest emissions are responsible for 80% of the pollution generated by road traffic. Europe therefore needs to identify these large emitters on a large scale in order to be able to control and, secondly, reduce air pollution.

LIFE GySTRA will provide the most effective solution for this problem, creating a global system to precisely quantify vehicle emissions in real driving situations, not only to control them, but to support the creation of a policy to achieve its reduction All this will be achieved through the use of a new remote sensing device adapted to the current EU requirements: the RSD +.


  • Implementation of a new sustainable mobility policy with the following objectives:
  • Control and quantify emissions due to traffic.
  • Create a global emissions management system.
  • Development of a new device based on remote measurement technology, the RSD+, capable of measuring real traffic emissions in fixed locations according to EU standards, non-intrusively, with high precision and large scale.
  • Demonstration of system replicability.


  • RSD+ development.
  • Creation of two emission management models depending on the type of end user: general model, fleet model.

Expected results

  • Sustainable mobility policy based on a legal framework to identify High Emitter vehicles and reduce traffic emissions.
  • Develop a new RSD+ prototype that meets EU standards, small and versatile, installable in fixed locations, with an uncertainty of less than 15% for all emissions: NO, CO, HC, PM, and NO2.
  • Replicable model, with two different approaches: public model to control urban traffic emissions in general, and a private fleet model for the control and regulation of traffic emissions from a vehicle fleet.


Video presentation of the project:


LIFE 16 ENV/ES/000082

Programa LIFE

Total budget: 1.567.625 e
Contribution EU: 798.719 €
Duration: 01/09/2017 – 30/11/2020


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