Viajeo consortium presented at the SS56 in Orlando
The description of the session:
Low carbon policy and sustainable development are important topics in recently years.To be able to implementation of low carbon policy and manage carbon footprint of road transport, huge amounts of information about usage of the network, individual travel behaviour, performance of various transport modes are required. Advanced ITS technology can contribute to collection of such information. At this session, a number of cases of using ITS technology to collect data to support low carbon personal travel, sustainable planning and efficient traffic management in China, Europe and US will be presented. For example, mobile environmental sensors have been installed on buses to collect air pollution and emission data along the bus route. Such data is analysed with traffic flow and speed together in order to understand impacts of road traffic on air pollution and emission, thus developing traffic environmental models for transport planning and appraise of transport policy. Another example is using floating vehicle data to identify congestion and provide real-time information for motorists and traffic operators. Floating vehicle data is also used to assess emissions of individual vehicles. Such data can be used for carbon emission trading which can be a new source of funding for sustainable transport projects.