European and United States Scenarios for Energy Efficient Traffic Signal Operations

Energy efficient traffic signal operations include the use of connected vehicle technologies to reduce fuel consumption, as well as greenhouse gas and criteria air pollutant emissions on roadway arterials by reducing idling, reducing the number of stops, reducing unnecessary accelerations and decelerations, and improving traffic flow at signalized intersections. The EU-US task force on ITS cooperation has recently convened a working group for sustainability applications, aiming to research sustainable traffic operational scenarios. One of the key goals is to define the scope of sustainable ITS applications and assess commonalities and differences in message sets, data transmission techniques, and system algorithms. This paper describes a general structure of operational scenarios based on increasing level of complexity with regard to traffic signal timing algorithms and use of communication technologies. Implications for the application use cases of eco-traffic signal timing, eco-traffic signal priority, and eco-approach and departure at signalized intersections are described.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 2129.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Vreeswijk, Jaap
    • Barth, Matthew
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01536606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2014 3:00PM