AHS REDUCTION OF VEHICLE EMISSIONS: PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS
Implementation of automated highway systems (AHS) using key intelligent transportation system (ITS) technology should improve highway safety, effectively increase highway capacity, reduce congestion, and increase user comfort. It should also reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions by smoothing the traffic flow. By making highway travel more attractive, however, it may induce greater travel demand, resulting in higher vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and higher emissions. In this paper the author examines only the direct relationship between vehicle emissions and the operation of an AHS. This analysis is performed using a state-of-the-art AHS simulator, coupled with a unique power-demand modal-emissions model.
Washington, DC United States 20036
- Barth, M J
- Intelligent Transportation: Serving the User Through Deployment. Proceedings of the 1995 Annual Meeting of ITS America.
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Date: 1995-3-15 to 1995-3-17
- Publication Date: 1995
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: p. 1137-45
- TRT Terms: Advanced vehicle control systems; Advanced vehicle control systems; Modal analysis; Modal split; Pollutants; Vehicle miles of travel
- Uncontrolled Terms: Reduction (Decrease)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00711392
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 7 1995 12:00AM