PTV Group has signed a cooperation agreement with Emisia S.A. to provide the first standardised emissions calculation methodology for vehicle routing and optimisation solutions in Australia.
According to the agreement, the COPERT Australia database of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption factors will be incorporated in PTV’s routing and optimisation solutions.
COPERT is an application to calculate greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from road transport, covering all important vehicle classes and driving conditions. It includes algorithms that have been developed from data collected in Australian test programs, designed to reflect the Australian fleet and activity data. COPERT Australia is extensively used for road transport emission inventories across Australia and is fast becoming the harmonised national prediction tool.
COPERT Australia is a specific database for Australia's route network, and will be embedded into the PTV xServers, a range of advanced software components for route and trip planning. This will enable detailed calculation of CO2 emissions for heavy duty vehicles on trip and stop level in accordance with the COPERT standard.
According to Joost Bekker, Business Development Manager, PTV Asia Pacific , their innovative solutions will now enable Australian transport logistics companies not only to save money, but to provide a complete new range of sustainable and eco-friendly logistics services throughout Australia.