In fact this blog was ment for ES-02: ITS intiatives in Environment issues-
Notes from J-Ch. Pandazis
Moderator: Sadayuki Tsugawa, Professor, Meijo University, Japan
M. Tsujimoto, Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
- ITS initiative to reduce CO2 Emission, and following energy saving have been identified
- Autonomous driving and platooning project, focus on truck with first results expected by 2012 leading potentially leading to 15% energy saving when full implemented
- Methods for evaluating the effects of ITS measures (international collaboration)
- Promoting Probe data aggregation and sharing for VICS and several data suppliers
- use of green vehicles (hybrid, plug-in hybrid, EV)
- Network society: smart network of vehicle for all type of vehicles
Eva Boethius, Project Officer, European Commission, DG-INFSO
- EU has developed a new strategy: EUROPE 2020
- it underlines a new economic model based on knowledge, low carbon economy and high employment level
- challenge in transport sector are safety, congestion, energy efficiency, growth in demand, mode balance, increasing urbanisation, aging population, use of R&D results
- Policy tools are:
- ITS action plan (2008) and now the ITS directive (2010)
- Road safety action plan 2011-2020
- White Paper to be issued mid 2011
- Current R&D activities in this field: eCoMove, ELVIRE, Freilot, In-Time, ECOSTAND
- Thought for future R&D taking a holistic approach with the following themes: smart cities, intelligent cooperative systems, smart connected electromobility, some degree of automated driving, future internet technology, new mobility concept
Peter Sweatman, Michigan University
- technology is here but user of it are critical
- in the US, vehicle distance travelled is dropping since 1-2 years
- sustainability index has been developed showing big differences between cities
- great potential for ecodriving
- performance measurement is important
Evelinde Grassegger, Ministry for Transport, Austria
- Austria is facing high transit traffic
- Policy in place to limit road transport flow, shift mode:, encourage early used of technology
- Special requirements for transport system in Austria due to: limited infrastructure capacity, external dependencies (import, export, transit)
- Focus is on modernizing + optimizing + integration in vehicles
Jaehak Oh, Green Growth Policy and Implementation, KOTI, Republic of Korea
- Green growth policy set-up by Korean government
- Convergence of techno and policy
- ITS initiative project
- Key technology: Pedestrian location system, smart transfer info system, walk way environment monitoring system, integrated operation + control system, P&R info systems
- smart phone as support HW to inform the user.
This is now the reporting of the session PS-2
- Hiroyuki Watanabe, ITS JAPAN
- Abbas Mohaddes, ITS America
- Hans Rode, TraffikVerket
Watanabe extended scope of ITS applications being tested on the Japanese roads including an innovative platooning for commercial HV and even light trucks using radar and V2V technologies and open integrated service platform for ITS. ITS Japan presented the roll out of the cooperative systems in Japan; after the series of FOT during the period 2006-2010, Japan is now deploying widely the cooperative systems based on VICS and DSRC technologies. This concerns mainly V2I information and warning applications.
Abbas Mohaddes of ITS America gave an update of ITS deployment in America including Smart Highway in Seatlle as well as Los Angeles and larger South-California intelligent traveller information system. US DoT RITA is now running diverse large scale action on ITS. Among them, IntelliDrive could eventually result in a decision of full deployment in 2013. At the moment they are planning the safety pilots for which a series of call for tenders are being released for international actors.
TraffikVerket presented the EU ITS action plan and the 6 action areas. Rode evoked different ways to achieve these plans including cooperation at early stage with the creation of pre-competitive public-private partnerships. TraffikVerket presented also the newly adopted Swedish ITS Action plan taking onboard the EU ITS directive in their implementation national plans.
Mr Isaksson of Ericsson, Sweden, came to ask questions to the speakers on behlave of the audience.
Hosin David Lee of university of Iowa, moderator, closed the session with some interesting questions on what is energy efficiency. What is energy efficiency? Is this a congested highway with good flow? Is this a highway with no car on it? Is this blocked cross-road? He also gave a series of examples of solar powered roadside energy farms, geothermal winter road heating and piezo electric energy harvesting equipment. Also examples on Road to Garden actions which are perhaps far from energy efficent.