Performance based standards enabling transport decarbonisation

This paper contemplates next generation performance based standards (PBS) designed to measure and quantify the impact of road freight transport vehicles on society and the environment. Presently there is a lack of standard objective measures that inform the public and policy makers on the impact of high capacity vehicles (HCV) with respect to societal benefits including fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, safety, public health, traffic congestion, mobility etc. The paper discusses the concept of next generation PBS, including, parameters requiring consideration, how the metrics could be defined and puts forward the concept of a sustainability index for freight transport. The paper concludes with some examples of next generation PBS metrics that can be used to measure transport sustainability and societal impact of both the vehicle and transport system.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Future pathways: International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT14), 15-18 November 2016, Rotorua

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  • Accession Number: 01641772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2017 9:58AM