Smartphone-based Solution to Monitor and Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO2 Footprint

The value of trajectory- or probe vehicle-based information is very well-known as such information allows accurate characterization of vehicle and traffic dynamics, which ultimately enable various mobility and environmental applications (e.g., ecorouting) to reduce Fuel Consumption (FC) and emissions. As smart-phone market is expanding rapidly, various applications supporting travelers' decision making have been developed (see a list of smartphone transportation applications at: analysis/smartphone-apps). Most of these applications pertain to access or dissemination of traffic congestion information and transit schedules and routes. However, there is very limited work on investigating the use of smartphones for monitoring and providing emission and FC information. The overall goals of this project are to develop smartphone-based solutions to monitor and reduce FC and carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint and to provide feedback to a driver for a given multimodal trip.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    Old Dominion University

    Norfolk, VA  United States  23529
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rakha, Hesham

    Cetin, Mecit

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36227

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571793
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC17, KLK900-SB-001
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2015 1:01AM