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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0047
Project Name:   Applications for the Environment Real-Time Synthesis Broad Agency Announcement Project: Evaluating Intelligent Eco-Drive Applications
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  September 23, 2010
End Date:  January 30, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Ferlis
First Name:  Robert A (Bob)
Telephone:  202-493-3268
E-mail:  robert.ferlis@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Operations Research and Development [HRDO-2]
Laboratory:   Transportation Operations Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Air Quality and Climate Change
Project Description:   The project will examine the potential of ecoadaptive cruise control (eco-ACC) applications to improve environmental performance. A traffic simulation tool will be modified to model eco-ACC strategies, and research will be conducted to develop an effective algorithm for this application.
An Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) application of ecoadaptive cruise control using connected vehicle technologies can significantly improve environmental performance.  
More Information URL(s):  
  1. http://www.its.dot.gov/aeris/index.htm
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Conduct research and report results to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is the reduction of emissions, greenhouse gases, and energy consumption.
Deliverables: Name: Technical report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The report will summarize the findings of research and recommendations.
FHWA Topics:   Environment--Air Quality
TRT Terms:   Environment
Greenhouse Gases
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Cruise Control
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Subject Areas:   Environment
Operations and Traffic Management


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