Contractor: TTK with help of the University of the West of England, Bristol
The PROSPER congress took place September 19th and 20th in the year 2001. About 150 participants from 13 countries came to Karlsruhe for this "Hybrid Technology in Public Transport" congress.
The acronym PROSPER stands for: Promotion of Pollution Control and Energy Saving by the use of Hybrid Power Systems. The congress has disseminated the results of development projects in hybrid propulsion technology whose objective it is to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in urban passenger transit vehi-cles through increased efficiency and effective brake energy recovery, and to provide a low cost alternative to electrification. The EU project ULEV-TAP 1 was such a project and the direct reason for TTK to organise this con-gress.
PROSPER has managed to bring together users of all backgrounds and a wide variety of manufacturers to promote the subject matter. Goal was to create a "spark-off" to set things in motion.
The PROSPER CD-ROM con-tains all presentations, papers, film, participants list and further background material.
Promotion of Pollution Control and Energy Saving by the use of Hybrid Power Systems: International congress about innovative pro-pulsion systems for use in Public Transport.