The ATENA Project: An integrated solution of advanced vehicle technology and telematics to environmental impact 2001-24-0084
The Public Administrations all over the world are looking for
new methodologies and tools to face traffic congestion and
pollution problems in order to obtain an efficient and
environmentally sustainable city.
Looking at the new technologies, the City Council of Naples
promoted an advanced telematic system to manage the urban traffic
and a pilot study on a fleet of low emission vehicles using
different fuel sources.
The pilot project was called ""ATENA""
(Ambiente Traffico Telematica Napoli) and was developed in the City
of Naples in a period from 1999 to beginning of 2001.
The research project, devised by Fiat Research Center, CSST and
other Fiat group companies was financed by the Italian government
body MURST (Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca
Scientifica e Tecnologica) as well as the European Community.
The successful experience of the ATENA Project has been the
basis for the on-going development of innovative transport
telematics applications in the field of public transport, including
remote and predictive vehicle diagnostics, demand responsive
transport and car sharing.