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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-11-0101
Project Name:   Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) Evaluation Project
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  October 24, 2011
End Date:  October 31, 2014
Contact Information
Last Name:  Huang
First Name:  Peter
Telephone:  202-493-3484
E-mail:  peter.huang@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Ops Concepts and Analysis Team [HRDO-20]
Program:   Advanced Vehicle Technology
Laboratory:   Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Air Quality and Climate Change
Project Description:   This is a three-and-a-half-year project to evaluate the environmental impacts of United States Department of Transportation's (USDOT's) Connected Vehicle (CV) programs. This project involves three major objectives:  (1) To identify the possible CV applications that will have significant environmental impacts.(2) To quantify the impacts through extensive field testing and modeling.(3) To conduct a cost/benefit study for providing the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) with the findings to gain better understanding of the environmental impacts of the CV programs, and to support the USDOT's decisionmaking process on CV investment.
Goals:   The key project objective is to evaluate the environmental impacts of Connected Vehicle programs.
Background Information:   The Connected Vehicle program is a major United States Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program. For detailed information, please see the Joint Program Office's (JPO) Web site for the introduction of the programs and the technologies.
Field Test:   Field testing will occur at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center's (TFHRC) Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (TOL) and on public roadways.
Product Type:   Article
Conference displays
Research report
Technical report
Test Methodology:   Field testing and modeling.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is a better understanding of environmental impacts of CV programs, and the support of the United States Department of Transportation's decisionmaking on the CV investment.
Deliverables: Name: Final Report
Product Type(s): Research report, Article, Conference displays, Data, Techbrief, Technical report
Description: The final report is a document containing evaluation findings, modeling processes, field testing data, and working documents.
FHWA Topics:   Environment--Air Quality
TRT Terms:   Vehicles
Environmental Impacts
Field Tests
Intelligent Transportation Systems
FHWA Disciplines:   Environment
Subject Areas:   Environment
Vehicles and Equipment


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