Eco-Friendly Intelligent Transportation System Technology for Freight Vehicles

Among several strategies to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, a variety of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies are emerging that can be very cost effective. These ECO-ITS technologies are focused on fuel-efficient operation of vehicle and traffic management systems to achieve better fuel economy and lower tailpipe emissions without compromising the safety of the driver or other road users. Most of the research to date has been applied to light-duty vehicles. This project will develop and apply new ECO-ITS technologies that can be specifically designed for heavy-duty vehicles and freight traffic associated with goods movement to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions designed. In this project, the researchers will utilize port/roadway network microscopic models (specifically for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles) to evaluate different scenarios that utilize different forms of ECO-ITS technology. These truck-based ECO-ITS technologies will take advantage of real-time traffic sensing and telematics, allowing for a traffic management systems to better monitor truck traffic speed, density, and flow and then communicate information in real-time back to the vehicles. Based on the evaluation of the different ECO-ITS technologies, recommendations will be made for policies and practices that will reduce the use of fuel and reduce both greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions. These results will then be communicated to policy makers.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Energy Commission

    1516 Ninth Street, MS-29
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089

    University of California, Riverside

    Center for Environmental Research and Technology
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ioannou, Petros

    Barth, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20140630
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37113

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01554046
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC29
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 25 2015 1:00AM