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#211 Assessment of Information and Communication Technologies in Transportation


Principal Investigator
Chris Hendrickson
Status
Completed
Start Date
Feb. 1, 2012
End Date
Dec. 1, 2013
Research Type
Advanced
Grant Type
Research
Grant Program
MAP-21 TSET - Tier 1 (2012 - 2016)
Grant Cycle
2012 TSET UTC
Visibility
Public

Abstract

Introduction of advanced control and communication technologies on US roadways and vehicles is likely to have a variety of impacts to be considered. Congestion, emissions, and accident rates could all be affected. Any reduced congestion in the system will alter travel demand decisions, often reducing the net effect of the new technologies. Moreover, combinations of new technologies in a traffic simulation model to help the design and implementation of the new technologies. Improving the design and implementation of the new advanced control and communication technologies will improve their safety and efficiency impacts. We will review and assess the costs and benefits, including accident costs, congestion and environmental costs and benefits (measured by air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions) of a range of new information and communications technologies, using a consistent set of emission factors and analysis boundaries. The project will identify potential technologies and combinations of technologies, and develop a region-specific tool to aid local decision-makers in assessing benefits and costs and in choosing between and designing technologies. Our tools will be available for widespread use, and will contribute to the growing interest in "smart growth" guidelines and standards.     
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Individuals Involved

Email Name Affiliation Role Position
cth@cmu.edu Hendrickson, Chris CIT/Heinz PI Faculty - Tenured

Budget

Amount of UTC Funds Awarded
$205881.00
Total Project Budget (from all funding sources)
$205881.00

Documents

Type Name Uploaded
Final Report 211__131_-_Connected_and_Autonomous_Vehicles_2040_Vision_-_Final_Report_H8nz8Ut.pdf July 2, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
Publication Socioeconomic and usage characteristics of transportation network company (TNC) riders. Nov. 27, 2020, 7:50 p.m.
Publication Socioeconomic and Usage Characteristics of Public Transit Riders in the United States Nov. 27, 2020, 7:52 p.m.
Publication Are travelers substituting between transportation network companies (TNC) and public buses? Nov. 27, 2020, 7:53 p.m.

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