The final version of the HIGH-TOOL model was submitted to the European Commission in June 2016. The Java-based tool operates at regional level (NUTS-2).
The HIGH-TOOL model consists of three main elements:
The HIGH-TOOL model comprises following modules:
These modules interact sequentially with each other.
The Data Stock ensures data exchange between the modules, provides exogenous input to the modules, and stores intermediate and output data. A key data reference for HIGH-TOOL is the data collated and generated within the FP7 project ETISplus.
The User Interface allows the selection and definition of transport policies and the management of model runs, and provides access to the assessment results.
The HIGH-TOOL model offers three options to define policies to be assessed: