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Natalia Sobrino Vázquez holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the UPM. She is the co-founder of HERA (Huella Energética de opeRación de Autopistas) together with Andrés Monzón and Sara Hernández, a project that was born at the TRANSyT-UPM Transport Research Center, and which was a finalist in the XII Actúaupm Competition.

HERA is an application that allows the calculation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from highway traffic. With this it helps the planning of strategies and decision making towards the energy efficiency of road traffic, being of great interest for the evaluation of alternatives and strategies focused on speed management, fleet renewal, heavy vehicle management, road design and toll collection systems.

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