Reducing Truck Emissions and Improving Truck Fuel Economy via ITS Technologies

Currently trucks are viewed as any other vehicle in traffic management. Trucks have different dynamics and different size and create traffic disturbances that affect other vehicles causing increased fuel consumption and pollution. The project proposes to improve our existing Port/Roadway network microscopic models in order to be able to evaluate new traffic flow and traffic light control concepts with respect to emissions and fuel economy. Some of the concepts that could be researched and evaluated include truck platooning, traffic light priority for trucks in areas of high volume of trucks, empty container reuse, ramp metering and speed limit control techniques that take into account the presence and dynamics of trucks etc. The research objective for this effort will be to develop new understanding of platooning and traffic that take into account the environmental impact of trucks interacting with other vehicles.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    CA, 95616    United States

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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

    Ioannou, Petros

  • Start Date: 20140615
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37019

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01554050
  • 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