Matthew Barth – Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside
Marco Anderson – Senior Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments
Samer Rajab, PhD – ITS Research Engineer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
The field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) has witnessed a significant increase in activity with the advent of modern control, communications, and information technologies to vehicles and roadway infrastructure. While the primary objectives of ITS have primarily focused on improving safety, mobility, and efficiency of the transportation system, it is now well known that ITS technology can also deliver significant environmental benefits. Recently emerged environmental-ITS programs specifically designed to minimize the environmental impacts of transportation have shown to reduce energy and emissions on the order of 5% to 15%.
This webinar featured a presentation from Matthew Barth who discussed advances being made in environmental-ITS applications in three main areas: vehicle systems, traffic management systems, and travel information systems. Following his short presentation was a facilitated discussion regarding the implications of environmental-ITS applications on policy, planning, and practice as well as future directions for this rapidly developing field with opening comments provided by Marco Anderson, Senior Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments and Samer Rajab, PhD, ITS Research Engineer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Download the Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Intelligent Transportation System Solutions presentation slides here.
This webinar builds upon a white paper from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, which can be viewed here.