The workshop, which was held at DLR offices in Berlin, was the first step in defining the user needs and use cases based on the active participation by relevant stakeholders. The user needs assessment of AMITRAN combines different methods to understand what the stakeholders expect from the methodology. It has been decided to make an online survey followed by interviews to receive the feedback from a broad basis of stakeholders. In this sense, the workshop served both as a preparation of the survey and as a first opportunity to discuss AMITRAN with stakeholder groups not represented in the consortium and partners from related projects.
After an introduction to AMITRAN the workshop participants discussed in small groups two topics:
• What does AMITRAN have to take into account (stakeholders, systems and services,CO2 emission mechanisms, models)?
• What requirements has the output generated by a procedure following the AMITRAN methodology to fulfil?
The stakeholders can broadly be divided into three groups:
– stakeholders requiring the application of AMITRAN (e.g. public authorities)
– stakeholders realising this requirement (e.g. research and consultancy companies)
– stakeholders using the output of the application (e.g. ITS end users)
To fulfil the requirements of all three groups it is important that AMITRAN is transparent and methodologically sound, the output is easy to understand, and that AMITRAN enables the decision makers to prioritise alternative measures. It became clear that AMITRAN will not be able to cover all possible systems, services and CO2 impacts, but all major kinds of ITS should however be represented. Of particular importance for CO2 emissions are ITS which influence driver behaviour, access management and transport demand. In the future, cloud computing, internet of things, automated driving and multimodal systems might gain increasing importance.