Adapting driver behaviour for lower emissions



European partners

international partners

pilot sites

MODALES vision is to substantially reduce air pollution from all types of on-road vehicles by encouraging the adoption of low-emission driving behaviour and proper maintenance choice.

MODALES proposes a user-centric approach to addressing all of the challenges which on the one hand enhance low-emission practices and on the other hand suppress high-emission behaviour by researching, developing and testing a number of innovative and complementary solutions in four key areas (namely, Driver, Retrofits, EOBD and Inspection) in order to substantially reduce vehicle emissions from three main sources (i.e. powertrain, brake wear and tyre wear).


MODALES reveals its mid-term achievements towards lowering driving-related emissions

MODALES reveals its mid-term achievements towards lowering driving-related emissions

With the increased attention on the impact that transport has on the environment, drivers are becoming more interested not only in alternative transport modes, but are also often interested in learning how their driving can make a positive difference. On Friday 28 May, MODALES showed how it is working towards this in its online event “Mid-term results on the road to low emissions”.

Upcoming Events


-15 JULY 2021

MODALES at the ITS Spain Congress 2021. READ MORE.


-22 SEPT 2021

24th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation – ITSC2021,  Indianapolis, IN, United States. Read more.


-15 OCT 2021

ITS World Congress, Hamburg, Germany. Read more.

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MODALES is the first major project considering the interaction of powertrain, brakes and tyres together with the driver’s behaviour, to develop knowledge and guidance for “low-emission driving”, together with maintenance and retrofit aspects.

– Andrew Winder

Project Coordinator

Our Partners

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 815189.